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How To Make Big Changes To Your Home In A Short Time

by Natalie Higley 10/08/2018

If you have been looking to give your home a bit of pizzaz, you may be worried about the cost or the time investment. The good news is that you don’t need to put in a huge amount of work or money in order to make a big difference in your home. Below, you’ll find some of the easiest projects that you can complete in a hurry. You’ll be enjoying a new view of your home in no time! 

Change Up The Mantel

We often grow comfortable with the decor in our homes. It’s a good idea to change those pictures and displays that you have along the top of your fireplace from time to time. For a more dramatic change, you can replace the entire mantel.  

Bring Out The Front Entryway

The entry to your home is all a part of the curb appeal. You can easily paint the front door or part of the entryway to enhance the look of the front of your home. If you want to go even bolder, try and replace the door with something a bit different than what you already have.

Refresh The Paint

Whether you look at the inside or the outside of your home, you can easily bring about change to the look of your home. Add a fresh coat of paint to the front door. Take a tired looking room and change the paint color of the space. Taking things room by room can be less time consuming than trying to take on the entire house at once. If the exterior of your home needs some fresh color, this project can be expensive, yet rewarding as the amount of curb appeal that you have will increase dramatically.       

Try Some New Lighting

It’s easy to get some new lighting fixtures. It could be as simple as switching a lamp or installing a few new light fixtures. For an even more dramatic change, add some dimmer switches or energy efficient lightbulbs. Checking in on the lighting in your home can be beneficial for both your home decor and the practical use of lights. 

Don’t forget the outdoors as well. It can be very refreshing for your landscape to have some outdoor lighting that highlights the more dramatic pieces of the outdoor space. 

Plant Something New

If you take the time to plant something new, you can bring a whole new look to the exterior of your home. Whether you take the time to plant one simple bush or are able to place down a whole new flower bed, small changes make a big impact. 

However small your home improvement projects are, they are a part of working towards making your home a better place to live.     


About the Author

Natalie Higley

About Natalie:

A true California native, Natalie was born and raised in nearby Redwood Valley. She graduated from Ukiah High; went on to Mendocino Junior College, and continued her education at Gavilan and Cabrillo Community Colleges. After 15 years working and raising a family in the South Bay, she returned home to be closer to 3 generations of her extended family and reunite with her community. She recently returned to Mendocino Junior College to pursue her education in Real Estate. Following her education, Natalie worked in a variety of customer service environments, where she developed her outstanding communication skills and abilities to work through the most challenging situations, to consistently achieve win-win outcomes. Natalie learned first-hand about the realities of real estate, purchasing and selling her own home. Through that experience, she gained a personal understanding of the difficulties and stresses involved on both sides of a sale and purchase – something she keeps at the forefront of her dealings with clients today. If it matters to you it matters to her. Natalie takes pride in developing lasting relationships with her clients. Her goal is complete satisfaction, helping buyers find the homes of their dreams and sellers close the sale of their homes quickly with optimum return on their investments – all without issues or complications. She gains her reward from enabling them to happily and comfortably move on to the next phase of their lives. Her energy, positive and genuinely friendly attitude, along with her solid knowledge and attention to detail, create positive impressions and lead to successful results. In those moments when she’s not working on her clients’ needs, Natalie works on achieving life balance by spending quality time with her family and friends. Her two, lovely and sometimes challenging teenage daughters keep her on her toes. They’re active in competitive cheerleading, rodeo and FFA (Future Farmers of America), and love the community and lifestyle Natalie has created for them here. Her red hair and freckles are testament to her love of the great outdoors -- fishing, hiking, working on remodeling homes, and road trips -- especially to the coast. 

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