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7 DIY Home Decor Projects for Pinterest

7 DIY Home Decor Projects for Pinterest

Your home is your sanctuary, and making a few subtle or even bold changes can give it a whole new look and feel. And we all know that brightening up our home is a great way to brighten our mood, so let's get started with a few DIY home decor project ideas.

Stimulate Your Senses

A few simple steps can make a world of difference, so consider changing what you see, smell, and hear.

  • Add a water feature to your main living space. This can be anything from a small table top waterfall to an larger piece that will completely redefine the tone of the room it's in. The sound of bubbling water will make the room seem calmer, inviting relaxation.
  • Change your lighting. Consider installing some track lighting to soften the feel of your living spaces, while highlighting the features that deserve to stand out. Your home will immediately seem richer and more luxurious - for a very small investment.
  • Place some scented candles around your home. With fall in full swing and winter on the way, it's time to hunker down and be cozy, and a few well placed candles not only adds to the lighting, but will create warm inviting spaces that you don't ever want to leave.

Brighten Your Spaces

Winter's gray enough on it's own, and a few quick and affordable redecorating projects will add some well needed color to the upcoming months. Consider these four ideas to liven up your home.

  1. Paint your front door. It can be done in half a day for under $50, and you'll be amazed at the change it makes to your home. Something bright and cheery will make all the difference when you come home after another long, cold, day.
  2. Wallpaper your bathroom. Choose something funky and fun that will make you smile. Bathroom's are great because they don't necessarily have to flow with the rest of the home's decor, and you can really let your inner child shine with this project.
  3. Put spot lights in your front yard. And no, not the big ones - just something small that will make your home stand out on those dark winter nights and make it look even more inviting.
  4. Put candles in all your windows. The electric kind are best, and they add just the right amount of festive cheer to any home, and will make your house glow with warmth.

These are some good tips to get you started - just remember, simple changes make huge differences!

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5 Reasons Not to Skip Your Home Inspection

You found a house you love—hooray! But with lots of other buyers breathing down your neck, you feel like you need to act fast. To make your offer more attractive to the seller, you might be tempted to skip your home inspection, but here are five good reasons not to! 1.) Not all problems are obvious. It’s easy to spot issues like a crack in the sink or a broken light fixture. But do you know how to recognize foundation problems, termite infestations, outdated wiring, or sewer system problems? Trained home inspectors do and taking the time to have them go over the entire property before you sign the papers can prevent you from buying a headache instead of a home. BOTTOM LINE: The great thing about an inspection is that if you see major problems you’re unwilling to take on, you can change your mind and walk away. 2.) You may not be able to afford the repairs. If you’re like many new homeowners, you may not have much set aside to pay for needed repairs after saving up for your down payment and closing costs. While you may not mind waiting a bit to repaint or update appliances, waiting on problems like leaky roofs, broken plumbing, or infestations will only make them worse, and some issues, like broken furnaces, may need to be repaired right away. BOTTON LINE: You don’t want to go deep into debt to keep your home safe and comfortable. Instead, it’s worth negotiating with the seller to pay for repairs. If they refuse, you can simply walk away. 3. Some problems can make it harder to insure the home. Getting home insurance is essential because lenders need to see an insurance policy before you can close on your home—and of course, you’ll want to have your home protected in case anything goes wrong. However, some companies may decide that your home’s older electrical systems, plumbing, or building materials make it too risky to insure. BOTTON LINE: If essential updates are needed, the only choices are to ask the seller to pay for them, pay for them yourself if you can afford it, or walk away from the deal. 4. Serious issues can affect the resale value of the home. Your home is probably the biggest investment you will ever make. However, if it has major problems, instead of building your wealth, it could turn into a lousy investment that threatens your financial well-being. BOTTON LINE: While a home inspection typically costs a few hundred dollars, it’s an excellent investment in your peace of mind and financial health. 5. Some problems can threaten your family’s health or even your life. This sounds scary, but it’s no exaggeration. Issues like lead paint, black mold, radon (an odorless radioactive gas), or carbon monoxide leaks can cause serious and sometimes fatal health problems. BOTTON LINE: These issues are also easy to miss without a professional home inspection, and it’s simply not worth taking the risk. While it’s not easy to compete with other buyers who are bidding for the house you want, home inspections are one area where you don’t want to cut corners. To protect your physical, financial, and mental health, there’s no substitute for a professional home inspection.

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