If you have a limited budget to renovate your home, you might be wondering which areas to focus on to make the most difference. You cannot do a full blown renovation project, but you can still make the most out of what you have and transform your house. Below you will find a few areas to focus on if you want to make the most out of your budget.
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It is important that you choose your flooring considering the safety, practical, and aesthetic features. If you have pets or small kids, having a carpet all around might not be practical. In case your old wooden floor is looking rather tired, you can get it polished, instead of changing it. While you will have to empty the room for a few weeks, it will be worth it long term. Changing your flooring can change the look and feel of your room. Compare the prices of total installed pricing before you make a final decision.
You might also transform the style and look of your room if you simply change your soft furnishing, If your carpets, curtains, and cushions are not matched, your home will look less sophisticated and more out of place. Choose a main color theme that will help you create a contrast between your walls, floors, and other surfaces. Soft furnishing costs much less than renovating your entire home and changing all your furniture.
You might not be happy with the look of your kitchen, and it could be less practical than you want it to be. The good news is that you don’t have to get all the units changed; get a carpenter to install a new work surface and get your doors and drawer faces changed. Choose handles that match the new color and style, and you will feel like you have a brand new kitchen without spending all that money.
To spice up your home and add character and personality to every room, you can design your own feature wall. While it is more popular in living rooms, there is no reason why you should not have one in your bedroom. Your feature wall can be completely personal and include a montage of your best family photos, or just decorative.
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When you feel like your home looks tired, old, and dark, you will have to find a way to open it up to natural light, If you don’t have an open plan downstairs layout, you might need to talk to an interior designer to brainstorm ideas how to let light in. Glass brick is a great alternative to having a fully open plan home that is hard to heat up. Replace your back kitchen window with a glass window, and your mood will immediately improve.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on renovating your home to feel better about your personal space. Small changes can make a big difference, and you will have to focus on the areas that will help you achieve the best results at the lowest cost.