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Family Features If your favorite room is outdated and dingy, a reno- vation may be all you need to make the old feel new and to fall in love with your home all over again. Upgrading your home can be a big job, and unless it's part of a pre-move-in plan, few homeowners find it practical (or even possible, from a budget standpoint) to execute a large-scale project. However, tackling the updates one room at a time and focusing on small changes that bring big returns can put those over- due enhancements well within reach. Kitchen It's the heart of the home, and it's where many home- owners sink big money to make upgrades. Kitchen renovations don't have to require a second mortgage though. Re-facing rather than replacing cabinetry can bring about a whole new look for a whole lot less money. This is a good option when the existing cabinets are still in good working condition and you're just looking for an aesthetic change. Other small-scale options include swapping out the countertop and sink, chang- ing the lighting fixtures and updating tired floors with con- temporary wood or tile. Bathroom When plumbing is involved, proj- ect costs can sky- rocket, but there are some relative- ly simple ways you can give your bathroom a facelift on a mod- est budget. For starters, swap out all the fixtures from lighting to faucets. A new vanity is another instant upgrade, whether you opt for an updated ver- sion of the original or select a whole new style for a completely fresh look. Also consider upgrades that can increase natural light and fresh air without compromising privacy, such as the addition of skylights to your ceiling, or "fifth wall," which can completely change the lighting dynam- ic of the room. In addition to balanced, natural light, skylights like those from Velux can open to help refresh your space and keep it odor- and mois- ture-free. For extra style and light control, consider comple- menting the room's decor with skylights featuring colored blinds, which are available in more than 100 colors and styles, and also offer remote control opera- tion for convenience in rais- ing and lowering the blinds and opening skylights to let in fresh air. Learn more about making the fifth wall part of your renovation plan at whysky- lights.com. Living Room A common space where the family gathers is likely to sustain the greatest wear and tear, and because you spend so much time there, it's also a room where you're likely to find a list of things that irk you. Creating a new color scheme is a simple fix that transforms the space, but changing the palette of the walls is just the beginning. Also consider taking your redesign to the ceiling with vibrant colors, creative wallpapers or even exposed beams. Round out the room by swapping out lamp shades, adding vibrant throw pil- lows, replacing old curtains or blinds, or tying the color scheme together with a new area rug. Bedroom In your private sanctuary, all the typical options for updates apply for sure. However, this is a space where the furnishings can be an especially impactful way to influence the ambiance, especially if a construction project in the room where you sleep is impractical. Changing out the style of the bed frame and comple- mentary pieces creates a whole new vibe for the room. Then bring in a new col- lection of textiles for the bedding and drapery to help round out the pseudo- renovation. 4 — Goldsboro News-Argus Thursday, March 22, 2018 2302 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro • 919-735-6936 www.waynerespiratory.com WAYNE PHARMACY AND RESPIRATORY HOME CARE Go where you want, when you want without worrying about running out of oxygen. Call us to discuss the benefits of the InogenOne ® portable oxygen concentrator. 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And don't forget about the ceiling in the living room by using vibrant colors, creative wallpapers and even exposed beams. Submitted photo Costs can get a little high when you are renovating your bathroom. To keep them down some and still give the bathroom a facelift, you can swap out all the lighting and water fixtures, install a new vanity, add skylights to the ceil- ing and make other changes that won't break the bank. Room by room renovations for your home From the kitchen to the bathroom to the living room to the kitchen, when making those overdue enhancements to your home, tackling one room at a time can make the job more doable.

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