Looking for a change on the inside of your home? We can help.

Binzable knows a thing or two about flooring, counter tops and paint. We’ve been through choosing furniture and matching carpet. We’ve set up a bit of a guide that can help you choose what will be best for your home.

Flooring

Choosing flooring can be a difficult proccess. First off, the decision between carpet and hardwood comes with pros and cons on both sides. Carpet is softer and warmer, and is much more resistant to physical damage than hardwood. Carpet comes in a variety of colors and styles, and can really put a room together. It does have the downside of trapping allergens and dirt, as well as being susceptible to spills and stains. Water damage is also a major issue, as mold can grow unseen underneath if moisture accumulates. Hardwood on the other hand creates a natural beauty that is hard to achieve any other way. It can be stained to achieve a variety of colors, and to really bring out the grain in the wood. Hardwood is also easier to clean, as dirt and other foreign materials aren’t trapped within it, but rather rest on top. It does scratch though, so some careful consideration will be required before moving heavy or sharp objects on top of it.

Paint

Painting can really spruce up the inside of a house. It is important to get color samples before you start painting so you’ll have an idea of what your room will look like before you commit. If you can, get some real paint on some real surface similar to your wall, as paint samples don’t always come out exactly as they first appear. When choosing colors, pick a color that complements the atmosphere of your room. Bright, vibrant colors can really change the feel of a room, but they can also be distracting and demand too much focus. Know the feel you want for the room and pick a color and brightness to match.

Furniture

Furniture is usually the final part of creating the room you want. It’s important to not only worry about color, but style and placement as well. You don’t want to pick furniture that will blend in with the room, but you also don’t want to choose something that clashes drastically with it either. Beware anything that is contrary in color, saturation, or intensity. The exception to this is black and white, as they go together quite well. It is also a bit risky to buy furniture randomly without paying attention to style. You don’t want to end up with a classic looking couch and modern looking chairs competing for attention in the same room. Placement is also crucial. It’s important to leave some negative space in the room, but you also do not want to leave large voids or cram everything together either. It’s all about having a happy medium. Look for a room’s balance. One large piece of furniture on one side of the room probably warrants a few smaller ones on the other side.