AFY Gina Newell - Biz-Card V1 - 2961

Check these hardware items closely and replace, as needed:

• Towel bars • Toilet paper holder • Door handles • Dated light fixtures • Toilet seats

The goal is to touch up your home nicely without excessive spending. The Internet has a wealth of do-it-yourself videos to help you update your bath and kitchen if your budget is limited.

LET THERE BE LIGHT

Whether natural or artificial, effective lighting is one of the most effective ways to show off your home. Harsh light is unflattering and dim lighting gives off a dingy feel. Rooms with abundant windows greatly benefit from natural light, as your home will probably be seen during the day. However, supplemental light is necessary for rooms with smaller windows or little natural light coming in. Increase the wattage of light bulbs in your lamps to improve artificial light. As a rule of thumb, there should be 100 watts for each 50 square feet of space. There are three kinds of lighting. General lighting or overhead is typically ambient. The pendant light is good for tasks like food preparation or reading. Accent lights are usually on tables or mounted on walls. You can use all three to bring out the best your home has to offer. Key areas, such as foyers, can set the stage by impressing buyers with a dramatic light source. A chandelier-type light works if your ceilings are high and wall sconces are impressive in smaller spaces. Do not assume you need to buy new fixtures if you can update 36

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