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5 Easy Home Renovation Ideas, Including Denver Engineered Hardwood

March 7, 2018

Have you been considering making upgrades to your home, but don’t know where to start? Or, you might not have as much experience? There are many easy go-to home renovation ideas that you can tackle without breaking the bank. With any or all of these five projects, you will enhance its look, upgrade its value, and give you the refresh you are looking for. From new paint and tile, to premier Denver engineered hardwood, try these top options for your home.

New paint with accent wall

A fresh coat of paint is an excellent way to transform a space. When choosing paint, certain finishes are better for different rooms due to traffic, environment, etc.
  • Semi-gloss: Durable and very easy to clean, ideal for high traffic areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, or bedrooms. Shiny appearance. Also great for trim and woodworking.
  • Satin: Heavy duty, also great for high traffic areas such as living rooms, hallways, or kitchens. Less gloss and shine.
  • Eggshell: Smooth finish without gloss, ideal for medium to low traffic rooms such as dining rooms or offices.
  • Matte: Flat in nature, without shine, ideal for low traffic areas on smooth walls that don’t show imperfections.
When painting, an accent wall is a great way to spruce things up. You can use a different color of pant, decorative finish or wall paper, wood paneling, stone, and much more.

Refinish cabinets

By refinishing your cabinets, you can transform your kitchen with a few inexpensive updates. First, you can sand down their surfaces to brush away any imperfections and fill in any holes. From there, you can prime and paint your cabinets, ideally with a semi-gloss or satin finish. Choose a color that complements your room, such as a lighter or darker shade, or one that fits with it on the color wheel. Next, change out the knobs or handles to a new finish.

Bathroom tile and caulking

When you change out your bathroom tile, you can add new life to your bathroom. To help you determined what’s best for you, try these five tips for choosing the perfect bathroom tile. From there, use an acrylic latex or silicone caulking to have a finished look. 


A backsplash is a great way to create a focal point in a room, such as in the kitchen behind the sink, or in a bathroom shower. While it is great to have a backsplash that complements the color in a room, you can get creative and unique. There are a variety of tile shapes, from rectangles to hexagons to fill the space.

Hardwood flooring

When you invest in quality hardwood flooring, you are making such a smart decision for your home. Engineered hardwood is also more resistant to moisture, easy to clean, hypoallergenic, and will last for decades. It can be refinished and re-stained down the road if you decide you would like another color. Learn more about the reasons to choose Denver engineered hardwood for your new floors.
Whether you are looking for hardwood to add to your home, or a stone to add to your counter or backsplash, Natural Stone Sales has it all. As your local stone specialist, we’ll help you transform your home on a budget. Visit our showroom at 900 W. Mississippi Ave. in Denver anytime from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.