Inexpensive home updating

by  |  06-May-2015 01:31

I haven't touched my reciprocating saw since the turn of the millennium, but in recent years I've become a practitioner of what I now think of as microrenovation: Approaching "finished" rooms with dispassionate objectivity and finding small ways to make them better.Humans have an extraordinary ability to become inured to minor annoyances, especially if the annoyances accumulate gradually.

Give instant visual interest to your kitchen by mixing and matching multiple materials and textures.

In this kitchen, cream-colored custom kitchen cabinets lighten the space and add contrast to the steel stove. To indulge the splurge on marble countertops, these homeowners saved elsewhere by keeping the original room layout and plumbing as is.

That's not necessarily a bad thing—it's the basis of successful marriages—but it can cause people to ignore inconveniences they could easily correct.

My wife and I have different ideas about organization.

It’ll add some depth and character to the room that you never knew was missing.

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