Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tips to Give Your Home a Fresh Look

There are plenty of ways to give your home an updated look. If you have grown tired of your home’s appearance, then it may be time to consider making some changes. Several changes can be made easily, and updates may not take as long as you would think. 

Plan Your Changes 
It is usually best to plan the changes you want to make before you begin your updates. For example, consider getting samples of several paint colors before deciding on a color. This will help you be confident of your choice before you make a final decision. If you are going for a dramatic change, then you may want to choose colors that are bold or bright. Neutral shades can also be an ideal option because they match well with many furniture styles. You may want to use neutral tones in some rooms and bright bursts of color in other rooms. 

Take Risks 
It is normal to be a bit nervous about making changes, but taking risks can be incredibly rewarding. If you have had the same decorations for several years, then you may feel hesitant to change them. Consider asking friends for their opinions. Friends who visit your home may be able to offer guidance. Sometimes making changes is easier with the help of others. 

If changing furniture and painting walls does not give your home enough of an update, then home renovation may be an exciting option. You may be able to update floors, counters and other areas. These updates can give your home a more modern appearance. You may be able to receive free renovation quotes to begin your updated look. 

Avoid Stress 
Make sure that you do not become overwhelmed during home improvement projects. When you are discussing your plans with others, try to be open to their ideas. Keep communication open with others who are trying to help you make decisions. Home improvement projects are worth the effort, and you will be delighted when you see the pictures of your final results.

Planning your changes before you make final choices can help your home updates move smoothly. You will be glad that you made changes when you are showing your newly updated home to your family and friends.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Stop That Winter Static Woe!

Have you ever noticed (if not always), sometimes, as you take off your hat, your hair strands stand on end? You can actually avoid those hair-raising episode with these simple tweaks!:

  • Upgrade your shampoo - Choose ones that have more moisturizers. The more the hair is coated with moisturizers, the more it is protected from an electric charge building up. Look for those that have glycerin and oils.
  • Condition roots - it's always a good idea to condition your hair all over especially during the cold-weather months. This is to reduce friction between your strands.
  • Don't overdry - While blow drying your hair, don't go over a section of your hair multiple times. Hair that becomes too dry from blow drying will become more static-y!