Budget Remodeling Ideas. Remodeling your home may be a costly venture, but there are ways around breaking the bank to revamp your home; open up space and make your home feel like new.
Budget Remodeling Ideas
Rearrange Your Furniture
Let your room breath. Before committing to a full-on remodel, try rearranging your furniture. So, if the goal is to open up the space, avoid placing furniture near or across the entryway. In addition, removing pieces of furniture that interfere or block any natural lighting; will create a more inviting tone and help open up the room. Also, replacing dark window shades or curtains with sheer drapes can allow more light into the room to let it breathe.
Can’t bare the emptiness? Sometimes with larger spaces, it can be challenging to find the balance between filling the emptiness and cluttering the room. A large throw rug can not only add a little depth and color but can also help eliminate echoes. Try pulling the furniture away from the walls. Also, organize the furniture in different directions to give your space a flow and logic. Proper placement of chairs, tables, and artwork can help guide your guests. Decide on a purpose or focal point for your space and then work around it.
Don’t Be Afraid of Color
Mixing and matching is OK. Older styles and trends focus on one color or pattern. Also, simply adding a splash or accent color can bring an old room back to life! So, don’t be afraid to play with schemes of color. Mix and match solid colored furniture or play with patterns and solids to add depth and texture.
No budget for new furniture? Reupholster a few pieces of furniture you already own or purchase some playful covers. Boom! No one has to know it’s the same old couch – It can be our little secret. Simply adding a variety of pillows and throw blankets is another affordable way to spice up an old room. If it’s a dining room or kitchen; new place settings and centerpieces can be a small way to make a fresh change.
Budget Remodeling Ideas
Fixtures and Paint
Be green and recycle. Have antique furniture that you can’t bear parting with but can’t stand looking at? New knobs and fixtures may be just the trick to fool your annoyed eye. You can even use stencils to get creative and play with patterns in bathrooms or dining rooms.
Work smarter, not harder. Obviously, repainting a room will give it an entirely new energy. But what if you’re just not feeling that ambitious? Accent walls are the lazy remodeler’s best-kept secret. Therefore, choose one or two of the smallest walls in the room; then paint them in a bold shade that matches your color scheme. Also, this will increase the depth of your room and help add a third dimension.
Been There Done That
Some of you may be thinking, “I’ve just about exhausted every furniture formation and paint combination out there. I need something more extreme.” Well, before you go looking for a new home, consider renovating your current home! By refreshing your home with a renovation, you get to upgrade your lifestyle, keep your family memories, maintain lifelong friendships with your neighbors, and avoid the cost and frustrations of a move.
A total knockout. If your home was built in the early 80’s; you may have a lot of small rooms that need to be reconfigured to open up the space. A more modern and open interior can help bring your living space from a 20th-century parlor to a 21st-century entertainment room.
A little nip and tuck. When a makeover won’t do the trick, sometimes you need a little reconstruction. There is nothing worse than an outdated kitchen to bring down the vibe of your party. Trash the Formica and acrylic faucet knobs! A granite counter upgrade, backsplash and some new fixtures and cabinets; can take 20 years off the face of your kitchen.
So, if you’re ready to take the next step and get pricing and ideas for a remodel; contact us at Gainesville Restoration and Remodeling!