Renovating the home can many times change our perspective on life as the design and environment of the house is transformed, try to make these changes in the house with an open mind to a new way of looking at life.

To renew is to live, says the phrase, and it cannot be denied that the energy with which one thinks , contemplates and feels a place after a renewal , makes us feel more alive, newer to ourselves. This is the main idea to start renovating the home , but in addition to this great advantage, there is also the possibility of taking advantage of the spaces that for some reason we leave forgotten, or wasted.

Ideas and tips for renovating your home

Environmental and health benefits can also be obtained by removing objects or materials that accumulate fungi and many other factors that cause health problems. These and many others are the reasons to renovate a home, and here are 15 ideas that you can take advantage of very well.

1. Gain space at the doors

Lack of space is often the main problem in a home. If you change your traditional doors for sliding doors you can gain a good amount of centimeters and also be able to reorder those areas that were previously hidden.

2. Under the stairs

When you are looking to take advantage of all the spaces in your house, the hole under the stairs can function as a bookcase, storage room and even as a small study.

3. Homey look

If yours is rustic with a very marked touch of home warmth, perhaps you should know that patinated wood floors are again a trend in interior design.

4. Use a wall to recreate

If your children love to paint on the walls, or if you like to write on the walls of your study as a creative exercise, you can use a blackboard paint, which can be used as a canvas.

5. Versatile furniture

Bet on furniture that can be transformed, such as sofas, which will give greater flexibility to small spaces, or allow you to deal with unexpected visits.

6.Modify the layout of your furniture

Move furniture and accessories around, so you can explore different angles of your room and take advantage of focal points that you would never have otherwise found. What happens if you move the bed away from the wall and bring it to the center of the room? Or how about you arrange the furniture in an “L” shape?

7. Renew your electrical installation

If your apartment or house is more than 25 years old, it may be convenient that you review it, because it would be useless to renew the appearance of the home and leave these things in poor condition . In addition, it is advisable to install some devices such as current limiters or differential switches.

8. Vintage touch

Integrate rustic elements into the modern interior space with touches of rustic wood in furniture, shelves and beams. If you want to see some tips to give your wood an aged look, you can consult how to age a piece of furniture to make it look vintage or retro.

9. Paint the tiles

Although painting the tiles is not an easy task, with a correct priming process or with a special paint you can give a new look to the bathroom and kitchen tiles.

10. Light spaces

If you want to increase the brightness of your rooms, when you go to renovate your home trying to paint the walls white can be a good idea . It also helps to increase the feeling of space.

11. Laminated or non-laminated?

If you have not yet decided to apply a laminate floor shade, the Floor Advisor online tool, developed by Quick-Step will allow you completely free to give you an idea of ​​what your floor would look like.

12. Wooden curtains

If you live in places that require heating, you may need to use this type of curtains to renovate the home , to prevent the heat from literally leaving for the sale, thus reducing your heating costs.

13. Marble floors

If you want to give your floor an elegant touch, while being resistant and light, laminated marble can be a great alternative. In addition, the costs compared to the regular marble floor are lower.

14. New pipes

Many older apartments and houses have lead pipes, which is unhealthy. PVC, polyethylene or copper are more suitable materials.

15. Add a green and ecological touch to your home

This may be one of the most necessary renovations, adapting to the changes that come and the advantages they offer, for example, invest in solar screens, solar tiles, solar heater, solar charger, wind turbines, etc. If you are someone who is interested in getting down to work, start creating your own ecological solutions, investing little money and earning a lot. This idea is one of the main ones to take into account.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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