If you’ve ever done an extensive renovation, you know how much money it costs and how messy it can get. You might be wondering how to modernize your home without having to undertake substantial renovations. Below are a few ways that you can refresh your home on a modest budget.
1- Create an Open Space
It’s easier than you think to make your home appear open and airy. It can sometimes be as simple as getting rid of more oversized, heavier furniture. It can also be shifting furniture around the room to discover where the greatest free space is. It may be you have a large armoire, cabinet, or other bulky furniture taking up a lot of space. Consider painting it a soft off-white color to help it “disappear” into the room. This gives the illusion that the area is more open and spacious. Mirrors are another optical illusion that creates the feeling of open space. When placed opposite windows, mirrors reflect light and warmth, making the room appear larger.
2- Add more lighting
Good lighting can liven up a space. A dimly illuminated space appears narrow, dark, and claustrophobic, whereas a well-lighted room seems spacious, airy, and welcoming. Lights can be used in various of ways to brighten up your home. Purchasing table and floor lights for your home are one of the more straightforward alternatives. Place a couple of tall floor lamps in dark spots to make your area come to life. Layer this illumination with lights on side tables to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.
3- Cabinetry: Update Drawer Door Handles
Old-fashioned, outdated, and grimy handle pulls and knobs ages your kitchen and restrooms more than anything else. Fortunately, it is simple to fix such issues, and there are so many options. There’s no reason why you cannot refresh all dated cabinet and doorknobs. Bronze, brushed nickel, aged copper, and bright stainless steel are just a few available finishes. With so many modern options available, deciding what option to go with will be your biggest problem.
4- Update Window Treatments
Windows tend to appear neglected. Homeowners get overwhelmed as to which style will best suit their space. In the end, they give up and leave the windows plain or install basic blinds for privacy. The problem is, windows are so visible, and work must always be put into them! You’re missing out on a whole layer of fantastic design by leaving your windows blank. Windows can be decorated to match your style and preferences.
5- Create an Outdoor Room
We forget to check outside our front doors for unutilized space from time to time. Even if your property lacks a spacious front deck or spectacular backyard patio, there is still room to be creative. All you have to do is be creative. Beginning with just an outdoor rug to outline a “room” outdoors, you may build an excellent outdoor setting. Add few comfortable patio chairs, throw cushions, a small fire pit, and some hanging string lights to complete the look.
6- Landscape Your Yard
Sometimes, landscaping also needs attention. People plant a few trees and consider themselves done. The layout of your landscaping, on the other hand, has a significant impact on property value and aesthetics. Planting different trees and blooming shrubs can be simple. Start by going to your neighbourhood greenhouse. The employees at these shops are a wealth of information and guidance regarding the local plant life. Inquire about which plants flourish best in your area, as well as which flowers are the easiest to maintain.
There are amazing new removable wallpapers now available. These new removable wallpaper options feature stunning patterns and images. They will make your home appear as if you engaged the help of an interior designer. These wallpapers are easy to remove without causing damage to the wall beneath and may be reused.
8- Spruce-Up the Bathroom
Bathrooms often become filthy and gloomy. A thorough cleaning should be the first step in any bathroom renovation. It’s not much fun, but the gleaming result will rekindle your desire to fix up the remainder of the bathroom. Examine the old knobs, light fixtures, vanities, faucets, and shower curtains after the space is clean. You will make the bathroom feel fresh and new by just replacing one or two things.
9- Make a Man Cave
Man caves are very much in style and can vastly increase the value of your home. Find a space such as a basement or that you can convert. Then you turn it into the ultimate hideaway decked with creature comforts of your choice. Include a big-screen TV, a pool table, a refrigerator, a bar, darts, comfortable chairs, and a music stereo. The beauty with man caves is that you can gradually add different elements, so do not do a rush job.
10- When in Doubt: Cleaning, and Painting
A thorough cleaning can be all you need. At times you are hiding the beauty of your home in all that clutter.
Think of adding a lick of paint because a fresh coat of paint can transform a place into fabulous. Consider painting an accent wall a bright color or simply retouching your trim with a fresh coat of white paint. And before repainting, it’s highly recommended to remove the original paint with a quality scraper and sandpaper. And if it’s your first time dealing with sandpaper and you are not sure what sandpaper to use, check this sandpaper guide for more information.
There are numerous methods to update your home without undertaking a significant renovation or incurring a substantial financial outlay. Examine this list and the rooms in your home. Then ask yourself what feature(s) in your home are the most obsolete. Then it’s time to get down to business!