5 Ways to Upgrade Your Home Designfinehomelamps
If your home seems in need of a makeover, that doesn’t mean you should overwhelm yourself trying to plan an entire home renovation. In fact, you don’t need to change everything or even much at all to achieve the feeling of renewal.
Though some people do spend a great deal of money on home renovations, you can also find ways to revitalize your space that don’t cost much but make a big impact.
Whether you want to renovate aspects of your home for an upcoming sale or for your own benefit, you can make simple and even inexpensive upgrades to add value and style to your space.
Choose a room (or several) you want to update, and read on for some inspiration for changes, big and small. You’ll be surprised how much of a difference a seemingly small renovation can make.
1. Paint or Wallpaper an Accent Wall
Paint might seem like an obvious remodel idea, but a little bit of new paint can go a long way. Especially if you want a simple upgrade, painting just one accent wall in your home sometimes makes the entire room look like new.
Though not all people love color on their walls, sometimes just one colorful accent wall gives the room some character without giving you a headache. A red, mossy green, or even orange accent wall might help you showcase your personality while keeping your home looking classy.
Another option, if you don’t want to use paint, is wallpaper. Actually, fun wallpaper–if utilized correctly–is back in style!
Consider wallpapering just one wall in your living room. A funky pattern could add a fun vibe to a drab room. You may have noticed leafy green wallpaper trending in magazines lately, for example.
Or, you could still choose a muted wallpaper and enjoy a change in the look and feel of any room. Tap in to your creativity, and see what you can come up with!
2. Spring for New Countertops
New countertops almost immediately change the look of a room. Though granite and marble are the most popular and provide the most drastic upgrade, those materials can be expensive.
If you have the funds, go for the new, beautiful marble or granite countertops. However, if you find yourself on a budget, consider upgrading just your bathroom countertops, which tend to cover much less surface area.
If you do decide to upgrade your bathroom countertops, the change will still add major value and class to your home. But you won’t have to break the bank to enjoy that beautification.
Or, you can opt for a slightly less expensive option like quartz. Quartz is still durable, but installing it will not take up your entire savings account in most cases. Just be sure to double check the reputation of your supplier and installer to make sure the quartz is real and that the countertops are installed correctly.
3. Trade Carpets for Hardwood Flooring
Flooring is another change that can make a drastic difference to any room in your home. If you have carpets, you can always renew them by selecting a fresh carpet. However, hardwood flooring adds an upgrade that will create a totally new look.
You might have hardwood flooring underneath your carpets, in which case you can simply rip up the carpet and refinish those floors to make them look as good as new.
However, finding a reputable hardwood flooring company to help you find and install beautiful new hardwood floors for your home could be just the experience you need to rejuvenate the feel inside your home.
Whether you choose traditional or engineered hardwood flooring, you will have many different hardwood flooring styles to choose from when you start looking. You should make sure to select a style and color of hardwood flooring that suits your personality and tastes. Whether you prefer a classic, rustic, beachy, or woodsy feel, you’ll find a hardwood flooring to match.
4. Have Fun With Lighting and Decor
Another easy and potentially inexpensive way to upgrade your home design is to get creative with your lighting and decor.
Find some new wall decorations like beautiful wall art, fancy throw pillows, or statement pieces to bring new flair to your home. If you are someone who loves color but doesn’t want to have color all over your home, a few choice pieces of wall decor could add just the right pop of color you need. You can even visit a thrift store to find vintage items and save some money at the same time.
With lighting, the sky (or ceiling, in most cases) is the limit! You could select unique new lighting fixtures for your kitchen or living room, or even simply find a new, colorful table lamp for your living room or bedroom.
Table lamps come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and styles to give your room a slightly new look without making any major changes.
New lighting fixtures and angles have the power to not only change the decor of a room but also to highlight your favorite decor in a new way. Shine a specific light on a painting you love or opt for darker, mood lighting in one of your rooms. You’ll be amazed at the difference these slight changes can make to the feel of your home.
5. Modernize Appliances
Of course, you could also always choose to purchase new, shiny appliances for your kitchen to spruce it up and add resale value. New appliances will give your kitchen a different look, especially if you select a large refrigerator that becomes a statement piece in your kitchen.
Stainless steel, or even vintage appliances will spruce up your kitchen and make you feel as if you’ve stepped into a new space. You could even choose just to replace your kitchen and bathroom faucets for slight changes that make the rooms feel like new.
Whatever upgrades you decide to try, have fun with these changes! Your home decor should give you the chance to express yourself through style, color, and vibe.
Enjoy the feeling of renewal inside your home by making small, or major, changes.
Katie Poole is the content writing and marketing specialist for LIFECORE, a flooring products company committed to enhancing the beauty, health, and environmental integrity of its clients’ homes.
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