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Home Renovation Tips

The beginning of a new year is often a time when many of us look around our homes and think about a facelift. You may not want to spend the money hiring a professional to do the job, or you may not want to spend the time and plan on hiring a general contractor. Either way, we are going to share some home renovation tips to help you out:


If you are going to use a general contractor, he or she will assess all your requirements and renovate accordingly. If you are in charge instead, you will brainstorm and establish your end goals for every space in your house.


We know you want to complete your renovation economically, so make sure that you set your expenditure limits right from the start. Make sure you build in a buffer so that you are able to handle the surprises – there will be at least one, so plan for it.


You will be amazed at the many options that are available for your home renovation. Shop around for the lighting, furniture, and paint you like – you can almost always find a bargain if you are willing to look. Online shopping can be a really smart idea, as well as visits to thrift stores and consignment shops. 

Those Doors

This one item can create just the right impression for your home. If you don’t want to replace it, paint it.


If you are dealing with rooms that have limited lighting, paint the ceiling, trim, and doors the same color as the walls but with a lighter shade. Optimize the lighting in your home by using different tones and shades to augment what you have. Opting for black and white can be a smart choice because this palette is easily updated by simply changing your accessories, such as wall art or pillows, as well as being sophisticated. 


If your rooms are small and you are hoping to make them seem larger, you can choose to add mirrors as an inexpensive technique that is used often by interior designers. 


Expanding your storage is often one of the best benefits of a renovation. Everyone loves to de-clutter! You can either add units that match the rest of your home or opt for the eclectic look by adding antiques or rescued pieces from renovations or demolitions. A furniture consignment store can often be a treasure trove of unique finds that will help you increase your storage. 


There are so many things you can do to update and renovate your home! Here at Ascension General Contractors, we are ready to help bring your vision to life.