One of the many pleasures of being a homeowner is having the freedom to evolve your home environment to reflect your changing lifestyle. While sometimes this entails a large makeover project, don’t underestimate how gratifying a simple project can be as you move toward a more comfortable home. For example, you don’t need to repaint an entire room to change its overall appearance. Simply adding a contrasting color to its wood trim can create a significant visual impact.

You might also want to consider installing removable wallpaper on a wall opposite a room’s doorway to create a dramatic focal point or adding a complementary color on the back of a bookshelf or hutch to add interest. Another visually impressive “quick fix” could include painting the panels of your kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts, as well as changing the hinges, handles and pulls. Finally, installing a ceiling fan with an overhead light can change the look of any room, as well as make it more comfortable and energy efficient.