Decorating and Design

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High-ROI Home Improvement Projects to Count OnThere are some home improvements that can improve comfort, functionality or aesthetic beauty of a home. Such upgrades can be a worthwhile investment for the homeowners without significantly improving ROI. That being said, many homeowners are also looking to make upgrades to potentially boost home value and help a home “sell” in the eyes of average buyers.

In such cases, it is useful to pinpoint which of the many home improvement projects available can help owners achieve this end goal. According to a Cost vs. Value report, homeowners may expect up to 64 percent back from a desirable upgrade. This may be achieved when a homeowner is able to sell the home in the same year as that of the upgrade.

Attic Insulation

As the trend to improve energy

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Some people think of sunrooms as a bonus room, but treat them as a dumping ground for old chairs and tables. This is how sunrooms unintentionally become the least favorite space in the place. A little forethought might just transform your Spokane sunroom – even if you don’t have a big budget.

Take it down a notch – There’s no need to clutter your sunroom with objects and décor. They’ve already got the best view in the house and are usually visually stimulating without any additional help. Try taking items out of your sunroom to perk it up in minutes. And, if you have mismatched furniture in the space, unify it with slipcovers or a coat of paint.

Add some green – Your garden may be lush, but you won’t see the green all year long. Add a few plants

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 colorful drapery fabric

Curtains and blinds are expensive; not everyone can afford to replace them as often as they would like. As a result, window treatments are often left to the sidelines for a long time. Sometimes, when it’s time to make a change, the budget just isn’t there.

But, you don’t need a big budget to make a big difference in the way your window treatments appear. A few simple tricks can transform your windows – and some of them are free!

Sew in new patterns or pieces – You can keep your existing curtains and change their appearance completely by sewing other fabric on top of them. Consider stripes or circles in contrasting colors. Even stitching a pattern onto the top layer of the curtains can make a difference. (If you’re very confident, you could

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Spokane may not have the longest growing season, but this is one city where nearly everyone appreciates green spaces and natural living. Fortunately, it’s easy enough to bring the outdoors in and spruce your home with greenery and growing things all year long. Selling your Spokane home? Consider live plants when staging it.

 Plants Aren’t Just for End Tables

 There’s no need to limit yourself to the small pot of flowers found on end tables in the middle of the last century. Decorating with plants in modern homes is more about bringing them into your lifestyle than showcasing a few flowers. To make the most of houseplants, you’ll want to be creative when choosing homes for each one.

  • Benches and Bookshelves – A low-lying bench underneath a
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There’s more to spring than cleaning – it’s the ideal time to dump the heavy winter window coverings and hang up lighter fabrics for spring. If you shop at local sales, or discount retailers online, new curtains don’t have to cost a fortune.

When it’s time for you to update the window treatments in your Spokane home, check out the following tips.

Colors and Patterns

Choose your colors and patterns carefully. In fact, here are some tips for you:

When considering color, your aim should be to complement accessories. Too many colors will overpower them. If your room is small and you opt for big, bold patterns in your draperies, don’t use patterns in other upholstered items in the room.

If, on the other hand, you’ll be choosing a solid

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It’s difficult to ignore a problem with lighting in a home and yet, it’s one of those things that you never notice when it has been done right. This is the time when many homeowners in Spokane spot issues with the lighting in their homes.

The Importance of Lighting in a Home

Not only can good lighting improve the moods of everyone living in it (and your visitors too), it also has the potential to increase the value of your home… without a major outlay of cash.

But, good lighting doesn’t mean spaces flooded with light. That can be too harsh, and it can also put people on edge (think of the bright lights at hospitals as an example). It also doesn’t mean low lighting throughout the house so that you’re always feeling around for what you need.

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