Everyone yearns for a well-designed home filled with creature comforts. However, people who don’t know the difference between a table saw and a drill will not put in the time and effort needed to maintain their house in the manner of a do-it-yourselfer. If it is true that these individuals hire someone to renovate their homes for them, however, they have the expense and messiness of such a project.
Anyone who has undergone significant renovation would agree that unforeseen expenditures and piles of debris are inevitable results. We want to keep our homes up-to-date while reducing modifications. We favor improvements that can be accomplished by everyone, not only the highly experienced DIYers.
Invest in Open Spaces
According to a Bankrate study, open floor designs are at the top of the list when it comes to house purchasing and homeownership. Homeowners choose an open floor design in which the kitchen, family room, and dining room all flow into one large open area. In addition, formal dining rooms seem to be out of favor. This is your chance to make extra space in your house, making it more attractive to both you and your guests.
You may be wondering how you can accomplish this without ripping down walls. It may be simpler than you think to make your house seem open and breezy. It may sometimes be as easy as getting rid of more oversized, heavier furniture or shifting furniture about the room to determine which location provides the freest space.
Let There Be Light
A well-lit room may take on a life of its own. A poorly lit room seems cramped and dreary, whereas an appropriately burned space looks spacious and welcoming. You have numerous options when it comes to light-emitting diodes to enhance the lighting in your home. You may also get table and floor lamps for your house. Light up those darker gray spots and see your environment transform before your eyes. To warm up the room, layer the light with lamps on side tables.
There’s the opportunity to substitute all of the old ceiling fittings with stunning modern masterpieces, so if you are up for the challenge, go for it! Yes, of course, the installation of this last step may need the employment of an electrician, but the process of installing a ceiling fixture isn’t too difficult for a competent person. With or without floor lamps, bright lighting will help your home seem modern.
Try New Wallpapers
This is not Grandma’s wallpaper. No, we’re referring to all of the amazing new removable wallpapers presently on the market. We’re not even talking about those awful wall stickers that read, “Always Kiss me Goodnight.” Instead, the new removable wallpaper lines come in incredible patterns and designs that will make your space appear like you hired an interior designer (and spent a fortune). These wallpapers are readily removed by simply peeling them off (without causing any damage to the wall beneath), and most of them may be reused.
Try covering the main wall of your bedroom with a calm design for a simple weekend DIY, or consider updating your living room by covering one wall with a quirky geometric patterned paper. This beautiful wallpaper may be bought from a variety of online shops. Just be sure to read the small print and get top-of-the-line, easy-to-remove brands. You can also try other materials such as excellent faux bricks as an alternative to wallpaper.
Landscape design is all too frequently neglected. We plant one or two trees and think we’re finished. However, the style of your landscape has a significant impact on curb appeal. While not everyone has a green thumb, it is simple to create a few raised garden beds or plant additional trees and blooming plants. Begin by going to your local greenhouse.
The staff at these shops are knowledgeable about the local plant life and are happy to assist. Inquire about which plants grow best in your region and, more significantly, which plants are the simplest to maintain. Most of these garden shops have a landscape architect on staff who can help you create a landscaping plan.
As you can see, there are many methods to modernize your house without the hassle or high cost of renovating. Examine this list and the rooms in your house, and then ask yourself what the most outdated feature(s) in your home are. Then it’s time to get down to business! All of these minor changes contribute significantly to the renewal of your house, soul, and feeling of well-being. What recent house improvements have you made? Or, which things on this list do you intend to tackle first?