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Once in a while, you may want to change the overall look of your home, but you do not have enough money for a complete renovation. Therefore, you opt for a makeover to change the appearance of some areas in the house. If you are working within a budget, you do not have to worry as there are makeover ideas that do not cost too much.
The following are seven makeover tips that you can use when refurbishing your home.
1. The Door
Your door creates the first impression of your entire house. If you are financially capable, you can completely replace the door. But, if the current door is still in good condition, a paint job will restore its original look.
Note that the doors can affect the lighting of your rooms. When refurbishing a dark room, paint the doors, trim, and ceiling the same color as the walls but 50 percent lighter. Space can be overpowered by too much color in a single shade. Therefore, if you are refurbishing on a budget and decide to repaint the door, use a different shade from the wall paint to optimize your house lighting.
2. Replace Outdated Hardware
An effective way to refurbish a home is to replace existing hardware with new ones. The kitchen is the one place that can greatly benefit from this by using new hardware to transform outdated cabinets. Fortunately, kitchen hardware is pretty affordable, depending on where you shop.
3. Rearrange Furniture
Although this might leave you tired, it does not cost a dime, rearrange your furniture and give your home a fresh look. You can begin in the living room, moving the TV to the opposite wall and uniquely place the chairs and sofa. You will be amazed by just how much a room’s appearance can change by moving furniture. The bedroom can also benefit by rearranging furniture.
Also, replace some few pieces of furniture with new trendy ones. Alternatively, you can change the fabric of your couch or buy a detachable one that you can easily remove to clean. You can buy two different designs to interchange, but they match the rest of your home décor.
4. Change Light Fixtures
Your home’s lighting has a significant effect on your entire home design. Light fixtures make high focal points; the light produced by the fixtures produce a unique ambiance. In the dining rooms, bathrooms, and bedrooms, you can install a dimmer switch to give a unique mood.
Before you hit the store looking for new light fixtures, be informed that light fixtures are expensive. Decide if you want decorative or practical lighting and narrow down your options depending on the style, that is, pendant, recessed, etc.
5. Kitchen and Storage
The process of refurbishing or redecorating a house also involves decluttering to maximize storage space. You can reduce your storage problems by using your kitchen to its optimal capacity. This can be done by DIY kitchen cabinets or making storage containers from recycled material, or better still, look at thrift shops in your locality.
If you have limited space, try using vertical storage. Stack drawers, pantry bins, containers, or use a spice rack. You will have everything safely stored away without interfering with space on the floor. Subsequently, hang personalized canvas photos on bare walls as a way of decorating them. You can have family photos on the canvas or colorful kid’s art.
Kitchen cabinets can be repainted instead of replacing them. Use white paint on the cabinets to brighten the room. Countertops also play a significant role in changing the overall look of the kitchen. If you have the money, install marble countertops to add elegance to your kitchen.
6. Install Large Windows
The best source of light is natural light, which gets into the house through the windows. Therefore, when refurbishing your house try and install large windows to give you a better view of the outdoors and also allow more natural light indoors.
If you have a restricted budget that cannot accommodate changing your windows, use paint on the windows and paint them a shade lighter than other parts of the room to ensure a maximum amount of light gets into the room.
7. Bathroom Renovation
There are various inexpensive but quality products you can buy to refurbish your bathroom. You can start by installing a new toilet fixture or fix the existing one by changing its paint. The cabinets can also look good with a new coat of paint or fix the shower pressure.
If your bathroom does not have a bathtub, install one for a new sophisticated look. Bathroom flooring can also look good with a change of a few tiles. Instead of installing wall tiles on the entire wall, save money by having just one strip of tiles and then paint the remaining part of the wall.
Refurbishing your home does not have to cost an arm and a leg. However, if you can afford the extra cost, you can go all out and use classy accessories to give your home a makeover.