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How To Update Your House With Minimal Renovations

April 19, 2022

Did you know that you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on renovations to update your home? Here are genius ways to update your home without undertaking major renovations on it: Create open space in your home According to home remodeling architects, open floor plans are exciting to live in and make your house appear open and airy. And the beauty is that you can achieve it without making major renovations. Sometimes, it’s as simple as getting rid of the bigger, bulkier furnishings or moving the furnishings around the room to see what gives your house a more open space. Do you have a large cabinet, armoire, or bulky furniture that is taking a lot of space? Get it outside to create the necessary space. If you are attached to it and would love to have it stay with you, experts recommend you paint it a warm off-white color that will help it “disappear” into the room by tricking the eye that the space is airy open. You can also give your house the illusion of open space by installing mirrors. When placed in opposite windows, mirrors reflect light into a room, making the room appear more open. To achieve excellent results, work with experts that know what they are doing and won’t botch your project. Add new lighting to your home. A properly lit house is not only bright, but also appears airy, open, and welcoming. On the other hand, a poorly lit house is small, dark, and cramped. The beauty is that there are plenty of ways to brighten up your house with lights. One of the easiest ways is to install a table lamp and floor lamp. By strategically placing a couple of tall floor lamps in the dark corners of your house, you give your house a new life. To give your house a welcoming and cozy look, layer the lighting with lamps on side tables. Do you want to be adventurous? Replace all the outdated ceiling fixtures with stunning masterpieces. Update the cabinet drawers and door handles Old, worn-out, dirty handle pulls and knobs significantly give your kitchen a dirty and unmaintained look, and you don’t want this, do you? To give your house a new look, update your cabinet and door handles. Thankfully, there are plenty of finishes to choose from. You can choose from bronze, aged copper, brushed nickel, and shiny stainless. There are no set rules that define how you should choose the cabinet pulls and knobs—it’s up to you to choose the best ones. For the best outcome, work with experienced professionals that will guide you in choosing the best handles and even help with the installation. Create an outdoor room Sometimes all you need to transform your old house is to add some outdoor space. And the beauty is you don’t need to build a new room from scratch. Even if your house doesn’t have a large front porch, there is a lot of space you can use to your advantage—you just need to be inventive. If your porch is large, place an outdoor rug there to […]

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5 House Renovation Ideas When Working On a Tight Budget

April 4, 2022

Remodeling your house gives the house a new look and increases its value, so if you are looking to sell the house, you sell it at a much higher price. While we all dream of making expensive changes to the houses, we often don’t have the resources. Does this mean that your dream to transform your house is gone because you don’t have enough money? Absolutely not, as there are plenty of affordable home renovation ideas you can use. Here are some of these ideas as given by home remodeling architects. Paint the house Nothing transforms the look of a house as fast as a new coat of paint. And the beauty is that you don’t need to spend a fortune on it. All you need to do is find a color that will complement the house and then apply it. You can hire professionals to help with the painting, but if you don’t have money to hire one, apply the paint by yourself or with the help of your family members. To get the most from painting the house, use high-quality paint. Also, ensure that you use a good quality brush to give you the even spread you need. If painting the house by yourself, watch a few YouTube instructional videos before you start the painting. This is to arm yourself with the necessary basics. Refinish the kitchen cabinets If your kitchen is in bad shape, the best way to transform its look is to install new cabinets and appliances. Unfortunately, these don’t come cheap. If you don’t have the funds to buy new ones, consider refinishing them. When it comes to the cabinets, sand them, then apply a new finish. For the appliances, clean them or apply new paint. Install crown molding Crown molding is the angled trim that lines the areas where the ceiling meets the walls. When done right, the molding significantly adds value to the house and improves the overall aesthetic appeal. The cool thing is that the installation process is relatively easy, as it only requires cut angles. If you have never done it before, let an experienced contractor help you avoid mistakes. Wooden molding is often the best, but if you can’t afford it, there are plenty of non-wood molding options that you can go with. You only need to ensure that the work is done expertly. Replace the cheaper accessories When most people renovate, their attention always goes to the large, big-ticket items. While these items have a significant impact on the house’s look, they are expensive, and chances are you don’t have the money for them. To transform the house for less, you should go with the cheaper options. An excellent option is to replace the smaller accessories. Are there old pillows littered throughout the house on the bed, couch, and chair? You should replace them. As long as the larger items are clean, you will make such a huge difference in the house’s look without breaking the bank. Hang artwork or photos Most homeowners will install expensive mirrors and accessories on their large empty walls. While there is nothing wrong […]

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