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Home Improvement Projects That Make a House a Home

Changes That Can Transform a Home Without Moving

Home improvement may seem daunting, but even when it’s done in bits and pieces, it can make a huge difference and can be simple and affordable. From adding a fresh coat of paint to installing new flooring, many simple and cost-effective home improvement projects can turn a house into a home. 

These projects don't have to be expensive, and even just one or two small updates will go a long way in transforming the look and feel of a house into the home someone has always dreamed of. This blog will discuss three simple home upgrades that can make homeowners fall in love with their homes again.


flooringFlooring is perhaps the part of the home that is hardest hit by day-to-day life. Scuffs and stains are hard to keep up with, and if pets are involved, the floor may take an even tougher beating. But updating the flooring can completely change the look of a room. Popular options for flooring include:

  • Carpet 
  • Laminate flooring
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Tile

Carpet provides comfort for feet and muffles sound, making a quieter space. However, carpets can harbor allergens such as pet hair, dust, and pollen and can be more difficult to clean. Laminate flooring gives the appearance of tile or hardwood without the price tag and can be durable. Hardwood and tile are also durable but often more expensive to install. Depending on a room's function and desired look, homeowners can choose which option and style they want to transform the feel of their homes. 


paintingPainting or changing the paint color of a room is an easy and cost-effective way to improve its look instantly. Colors can evoke strong emotions, so choosing colors that will best fit the intended mood for the space is important. For example, cooler colors like blues and greens are often used in bedrooms since they’re calming, while warm tones like reds and oranges can add energy to a space. With the right combination of shades, changing the paint color of a room is an easy way to revive its look and create the desired ambiance. 

​​​​​​It’s essential to understand the power of color before committing to it. Consider consulting a professional who can help choose the best hue for a space or experiment with different paint samples on the walls until finding the one that works best. For those who want to make a statement, painting an accent wall is another great way to change the look of a room. Accent walls are usually in bolder colors than others and can draw attention to a focal point, such as artwork or furniture. The right accent wall can go a long way in making a space more interesting.

Focus on the Exterior With Siding

Homeowners may be satisfied with the interior of their homes but need some help with the exterior. Updating or adding new siding to the exterior of a house can be a great way to transform the look of a home and add curb appeal. There are many types of sidings, and they are likely to last much longer than just painting. Some of the common styles and types of siding include:

  • Wood Siding: This classic siding has a beautiful look and can last many years, but it can be expensive and needs some maintenance. This is great for historical homes and buildings attempting to preserve the original look of the place. 
  • Vinyl Siding: This is the least expensive of the options listed and typically the most popular. Due to the wide variety of colors available, vinyl siding is versatile and fairly easy to install for professionals. However, it can warp under intense heat and crack in extreme cold.
  • Stone Siding:  Heavy and expensive but fire resistant and durable, stone siding provides beauty without the larger expense of full stone. This and brick siding are often used to accent the bottom half of a house exterior.
  • Fiber Cement Siding: This is perhaps the most versatile siding option because it can mimic any other kind of siding since it is poured into molds. It is very durable, though it may occasionally need a coat of paint. Though it is more expensive than vinyl, its price point is lower than wood or stone.

About A-Plus Air Conditioning & Home Solutions

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