Intimidated by the idea of renovating your abode? Don’t be; it can be more straightforward and less expensive than most people realize.
Not only is it relatively easy to do a few things to makeover your home, but the results can be amazing.
You don’t have to spend thousands or hire a company to jazz up your living space. A few simple changes can be all you need for a fresh new feel to your tired space.
Here are a few things you can do today to get you started.
Repaint For A Fresh Feel
The first order of business is new paint. This is usually the most impactful improvement and one of the most economical ways to take your home to the next level.
While any new paint job will look clean and fresh, why not be a bit bold and choose some colors that you love?
An accent wall in a bold color is all the rage in modern interior design. Ever thought of burnt orange? What about a light grey? How about something in the blue family? A splash of color is a great way to add a whole new dimension to any room of your home.
A Rug Can Do Wonders
After the mega-change to your walls, the next place to focus on is underfoot. Hardwoods and marble can be lovely, but the expense and maintenance make these very tough to rationalize. Tiles, on the other hand, can be dull.
What about keeping your existing flooring and adding a few rugs? The quality, variety, and price may amaze you; and the convenience will win you over.
Rugs are a great choice to protect your floors from damage, but they also can help tie a room together.
Crown Molding For Instant Class
Crown Molding is another quick and easy improvement that gives you some major-league bang for your buck. All those places where your floor meets your walls or your walls meet your ceiling can be changed from zero to hero, generating an impact that is a major eye-opener.
Install New Blinds
There’s nothing like old-style or worn blinds to bring a house’s aesthetic down. Fresh new blinds can transform the windows and the feeling of the entire home. Keep in mind how important to control lighting in a home, and it’s understandable why window blinds are so central to a successful upgrade. Pick a classic or a contemporary theme to help bring your new style together.
Replace or Reupholster
The next thing to consider is your furniture. Some of your existing pieces may go with your new color scheme and rug choices, but some will most likely need to be replaced or reupholstered.
Once again, this is easy and fun.
Any ultra-comfy items that no longer fit the color scheme or are a bit worn are easily updated with new upholstery.
Other things may need to find their way to a garage sale, your kids’ homes, or given away to the needy.
Finally, you may want to consider resurfacing your cabinets, mainly in the kitchen, but perhaps elsewhere as well.
No need to tear the kitchen apart, just remove the old cabinet doors and replace them with some spiffy new ones.
A minor amount of effort can have a maximum amount of impact.
The hottest thing in kitchen cabinetry these days is mid-century modern, so don’t be afraid to explore new ideas like an open cabinet design or a glass display.