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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Something To Look Forward To

Sprucing up your home takes some creativity and it can even be turned into a hobby finding the best deals or alternatives when the budget is tight. I have seen several really good, low-cost, interior design ideas with stunning results and those were right up our alley, since we like to design on a dime as well.

One of the cheap ideas we came up with was when we had to replace our carpet. We sure would have loved putting down hardwood flooring, but that was not feasible at that time and we came across some peel and stick tile that looked just like it and decided to give it a try.

The transformation was incredible and even though it is not as durable as hardwood, it has done the trick for several years now. We still have the desire and intention to replace it with the real deal at some point, but that is easier said then done. There is such a wide selection in wooden flooring which appeal to me and that makes the choice rather difficult.

Flooring does not only have a huge impact on your home's appearance, but it can also increase the value of it substantially. Most of the improvements and repairs you make to your abode have the same effect, but not all of those have to be paid entirely out of your own pocket.

I don't think that many people are aware of the fact that they can get some financial aid and it would be wise checking into some grants with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD as it is also referred to. Another option is making inquiries at your city and/or county government as to what grants are available and you could qualify for.

That makes renovation and remodeling even more fun and instead of dreading it, it will be something to look forward to!

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