Coming home everyday to a home that is falling apart can be very discouraging. Don't become discouraged, as the improvements can be done in a cost-efficient and timely manner. Use the helpful ideas and tips below to get started today.
If you can afford it, go with authentic wood flooring over laminate. Despite a similar appearance to real wood and being easy to take care of, laminate cannot be refinished. The floor will have to be replaced in the future, either by you or a different owner.
There are two main ways that you can make your ceiling look like it is higher than it actually is. Try painting stripes on the wall or you can just add a taller floor lamp. This will create a unique optical illusion. Your eyes can remain focused on going up the lines, and that can make the ceilings look higher than they are.
Paint your old walls with coordinating stripes before installing paneling. No matter how carefully you install paneling, it seems the old wall sometimes peeks through. To help camouflage this effect and keep this from being distracting, measure out where each panel will meet before your installation. Choose a paint color that matches the color of your paneling, and paint strips of this color wherever the panels will meet.
Does your vinyl floor covering have a bubble in it? If so, then pop it! It is a simple way to release all of the air. Doing this will only flatten the bubble for a short period of time. It can come back if you do nothing. Then shoot in some glue to keep that section affixed to the floor. In order to properly do this, you should use glue that comes already loaded inside a syringe.
Being able to come home each day to a home you are proud of is an investment that you won't regret. Follow these tips, and you will soon be making some beautiful home improvements. Keep learning, and if you must, take it slow and only do small projects at first. Just work hard and you'll have an amazing residence in no time.