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Renovating your home can be a very stressful process – particularly if you do not have any ideas what to do. How are you supposed to turn your plain and simple home into a lively oasis you want to spend more time in? What can you do to make your home look different from any average Jane or Joe’s house? Where should you search for inspiration?
Lucky for you, there’s Pinterest – a place where you can find hundreds of useful tips and tricks on how to redesign and renovate every part of your home. To save your time, we dug up some hacks for upgrading your living space and put them under investigation! These 7 Pinterest ideas will be useful no matter if you want to keep it as a haven for yourself or to sell it for a better price.
Hack #1: Paint Your Bathroom Fixtures
Ah, chrome bathroom fixtures – something that is found in 90% of the homes everywhere around the world! These items definitely serve their purpose really well and, if we’re being honest, don’t look THAT bad – but they do get boring after you’ve been looking at them for years!
A good way to make your bathroom look more interesting is to spray paint your bathroom fixtures. It’s worth doing so, particularly since it is cheaper to buy spray paint compared to some fancy fixtures. Plus, paint can be found in a variety of forms and colors – you just have to find one that will adhere. Bear in mind that unless you find a quality spray, there is a chance that it will peel or wash off.
Good hack? Definitely – small investment, big difference!
Hack #2: Make a Pallet Wall
How long have you been looking at those boring walls, feeling that nothing ever changes even if you paint them in another color? Granted, while fancy colors may look great on walls, those walls will still look… empty. It’s likely the reason you continuously try to stuff them with paintings.
However, by taking some wood pallets, that you or your friends might have lying around, you can create a big pallet “frame” that is big enough to fill an entire accent wall in your living room, for example. Leave some holes between the pallets and use that space to write your favorite words. Yes, it’s time-consuming – and you need to add a few protective layers to keep the wood fresh – but the idea is certainly worth it.
Good hack? Interesting one, definitely, but not for rented houses and might be too big of a task for beginners.
Hack #3: Give the Furniture an Upgrade
Who doesn’t want to have beautiful furniture in a home? Let’s admit, we all do – it makes us feel good and proud of our home.
Like most other items inside a house, furniture has to be replaced from time to time too. In case you have some pretty big numbers in your bank account, you don’t have to worry. On the other hand, if you’re low on a budget it might be a good idea to take matters into your own hands.
Take one old bathroom cabinet, for example, some furniture paint (or furniture wallpaper) and some new knobs or handles, and you’ll have a brand-new piece of furniture. Bear in mind that this will only be worth it if the furniture is not run-down completely, and if you purchase high-quality paint. It works for all types of furniture, not only for the one in your bathroom.
Good hack? Yes, worth a try!
Hack #4: Wooden Cover for Your A/C Unit
We have reached a time when life without A/C in the summer is not possible anymore (thanks, global warming!). But when you look at the air conditioning unit popping up on the porch or in the garden, it kind of ruins the mood.
If your air conditioning system is placed on the porch, like the one in the hack above, then you might want to construct a flower bed box around it. It’s practically an L-shaped box in which you add soil and flowers, and that will make the place look much prettier. Granted, now you’ll have more flowers to wet – but the result will totally be worth it. Throw in a new wooden deck, and the front of your home will get a total makeover.
Good hack? Definitely not for beginners and asks for bigger investment but worth a try!
Hack #5: Add Corbel under Cabinets
If you thought that corbel could only be installed outdoors, then think again. You can install it indoors as well. You just need enough space for this – and the molds necessary to create these decorative items.
You can use corbels in any room in your house, but every professional interior designer would recommend it for the kitchen. Bear in mind that these shouldn’t be installed in a bathroom due to possible water damage. It should be ok if you use high-quality waterproof materials – but in most cases, the steam from hot showers and baths will damage the corbel prematurely as well.
Good hack? Yes, great for your kitchen cabinets!
Hack #6: Make a Wood Ceiling
Wood is all the rage now – and considering how difficult it is to get the perfect painted ceiling, you might be better off with a wooden one. It’s like flooring the place – only instead of flooring, you will be “ceiling” it.
A planked ceiling might be a tough one to do, particularly if you are doing it by yourself. The chances are that you will have to pay an expert to install it properly, or you’ll end up having wood falling all over you! However, if you manage to install it the right way, the new bedroom will feel very cozy – as if you just entered a wooden cabin.
Good hack? Certainly looks interesting, but it’s not for beginners and would ask for a bigger investment.
Hack #7: Cover Up the Laminated Countertops
Countertops are generally the first to go in a kitchen – and when you see that they have become dented or sporting knife marks, your first instinct is to buy new ones. Instead, cover up the old countertop and save yourself some money.
In this case, all you need is some paint and some clear resin. Go crazy with the colors. You may try a grey pattern, like the one above, or you may try mixing a few different colors. Once it’s done, apply some resin over the surface and it should be done. If you do the job properly, no drawbacks should come from this.
Good hack? Yes, it will instantly make you feel like you have a new kitchen.
Now that you’ve been “pinterested,” it’s time you start your renovation projects. Anything can be done to make your home look cozy and more valuable. You just have to be creative enough.