If you are like most Americans, than your home is probably the biggest investment you will make in your entire life. It is a little piece of the world that is your and yours alone, to do with as you (and possibly your homeowners association) please.
It?s small wonder then that most people have are slow to come around to newer ideas, such as metal roofing. The misconception about what will and won?t increase the value of your home are as numerous as they are damaging.
So let?s take a moment to deconstruct some of these popular misconceptions.
When most people here the phrase metal roof, they think of the tacked on aluminum roofing on country barns and city projects. Metal roofing has come a long way in the past decade. Today, metal roofing comes in a wide range of styles and over 100 colors that make it a suitable for homes in the Westchester suburbs to the rural communities of Wisconsin.
Metal roofing is also significant longer lasting than asphalt roofing, so even if it is more expensive, over the course of its life it is cheaper. Most local roofing companies will be able to guide you through the plethora of options of house roof repair.
How many times have you hear the advice that furniture should match the scale of the room, that you should keep big furniture pieces out of your small sitting room. It?s not bad advice, just a little misguided.
The most important part of designing a room is proportion rather than scale. You can crowd a small room just as easily with too much small furniture as you can with large. You are free to use one large, striking piece of furniture in a small room where you might have put two small pieces.
Open Concept is King
If you have ever watched HGTV you will be familiar with the idea of open concept living?it is, after all, one of the most common must haves. But the truth is, Open Concept homes are a fad, the other side of the pendulum swing from the Victorian home?s idea that a room should serve one purpose and one purpose alone.
You shouldn?t worry if your living room and kitchen are separated by a dividing wall, just like you don?t worry that your food preparation room and kitchen are connected.
Instead of spending your money and energy on chasing the open concept fad, try making each room?s decoration feel thematically connected, giving the perception that each room is an extension of the last.
There are a lot of opinions and advice about how to maintain your home, and while most of it is well intentioned, you shouldn?t be afraid to look for your own truth.