They say your home should tell the story of who you are. The story changes and so should your home. You don’t have to pull your hair over the idea of refurbishing your home but rather enjoy the process of change. However your budget looks like, you can renovate your home without compromising your other goals.
Read more to find out how to transform your home at your own price.
So, you have a budget but have you saved up for it? The greatest challenge is not the budget but rather your finances. By intentionally saving up for your home upgrade, you give yourself financial peace to carry out your other projects. If you have set out a budget for the renovation, create a savings plan that will carry you through until you reach your budget.
Repaint It All
A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for your home. You can repaint your doors, walls, ceilings, and cabinets to a new color or add a fresh coat of the previous color. You can try adding dark colors to your ceilings or switching colors to your walls. As for the cabinets in the kitchen and washroom, a fresh coat of paint will make them look brand new. The moment you finish, you will positively feel like a guest in your own home.
Install a New Wallpaper
Whether you’re installing wallpaper for the first time or you’re changing an old wallpaper, the effect is always fresh and dramatic. Wallpapers are versatile, easy to install, and can change the look of a room instantly. You can do this to your bedroom, bathroom, hallway, and your dining room. You can also add wallpapers to your shelves, your drawers, and your stairway. The best thing about wallpapers is you can change them however many times you want; no one is judging.
Give That Floor a New Shine
You don’t need to replace your wooden floor but rather polish it and give it a new shine. When a wooden floor is exposed to constant dust, dirt, and foot traffic, it tends to become dull. You don’t need to hire an expert to polish it. With a flat surface mop and a wood floor polish, you can get the work done just the way you want it. The wood polish takes approximately 24 hours to dry.
Have Your Own Gallery Wall
A great way to turn the dull-looking wall in your library, hallway, or staircase would be by putting up a gallery wall. A gallery wall doesn’t need to hold a million-dollar piece of artwork. You could simply have a painting, your favorite photograph, your favorite quote, or the kids’ drawings. To achieve that “wow” effect, you could play around with colors to bring focus to the area. Remember to be as creative as you want with the levels and theme of your gallery.
Light It Up
Your perception of a room can be manipulated with the lighting you expose it to. Good lighting affects the ambiance and the mood of the room. Invest in decorative lamps and strategically place them in specific places in your home. You should also think about the ceiling of your home before placing any lighting.
If you are worried about power consumption, you can now stop with the worries. LED lights come in handy with its durability, less power consumption, and uniform lighting. Play around as much as you want with light to get a decorative effect.
Nothing says renovation like a grand entrance to your home. Having that grand entryway takes a bit of woodwork and creativity. For one, you could invest in a great porch light. A great porch light gives visitors a homey feeling before they walk in. Tired of the untidy shoes? A nice shoe rack will do the trick. Combined with a great coat rack, your entryway will look organized and appealing. Throw in some new furniture and your entryway will be transformed.
Mirror on the Wall
Mirrors have a variety of use in a home. Not only do they open up the room, but they also light up a room and decorate the house. Use mirrors in narrow hallways and staircases to widen the space. If you want to use a mirror to light a room, place the mirror adjacent to the window. The light will be reflected off the mirror to the rest of the room.
Have fun playing around with different shapes and textures of the mirror. The good thing about mirrors is, you don’t have to buy them, you could also make them.
There is no better way to maximize the space of your house like shelving. Not only is it appealing but it keeps things organized in your home. Use shelves in those areas of your house that are plain-looking like under stairways. There are a variety of shelves to choose from such as a floating shelf, a wine box shelf, a pegboard shelf, and a rope shelf.
The laundry room is regularly visited but highly neglected as part of your home. You can give that room an upgrade by creating more shelving space. A great countertop will also help if you prefer folding your clothes in the laundry room. Then again, a great upgrade to your washer and dryer set does the trick perfectly.
Sometimes all you need is to be out with the old and in with the new for that dramatic remodeling of your home. Think about upgrading key areas such as the living room and the kitchen. Upgrading appliances such as the dishwasher, the fridge, the sound system, or the microwave will greatly change the outlook of your home.
A great renovation of your home comprises smaller changes put together. As the Irish say, “May your home be too small to hold all your friends.” Good luck with your new adventure.
Resource— Better Homes and Gardens, Home Stratosphere, The Spruce