Home renovation can be a costly business. As you dream of bringing your creativity to life in the form of luxury, comfort and style – remaining within a set budget requires more than just following the general concepts of the ‘what where and how tos’. There are various important factors to consider when renovating a home on a limited budget and often this means being creative and resourceful. This blog will look at tips to aid this process to allow your renovation dreams to come to life at just a fraction of the cost.
Clean up and Tidy Up
Before introducing any changes and diving straight in at the deep end – a good spring clean is in order! Tidy house, tidy mind as they say! By putting everything in its rightful place and giving everything a good clean, it will allow you to envision how you want your home to look post renovation. Is there anything you like the way it is now and do not want to change? With everything neat and tidy you will be able to play around with rearranging furniture – such a simple move but can make such a difference to a room! As with any spring clean – one important factor is the declutter stage! Be ruthless – if it doesn’t get used, if you don’t wear it anymore, if it’s just collecting dust then get rid or donate to charity. The extra space will mean your home will appear far more spacious, instantly giving the home a whole new feel without spending a single penny!
Adding a statement piece to a room can give it a whole new look and style without having to do much else. An excellent idea would be to invest in one timeless piece of furniture to really set the room off such as a Chesterfield leather sofa. These sofas are an excellent way to really give your living space an instant look of luxury and comfort, they come in many different colours and styles meaning you can create a bespoke and timeless look that suits your home style. By choosing this statement piece early on in your renovation, it will allow you to visualise the space and base colour schemes furnishings and décor to suit that style.
By implementing storage systems into your home can be an inexpensive and effective way of giving your home that gorgeous minimalistic feel without having to declutter completely. Having items such as books and DVD’s on show can often make the home appeared cluttered and therefore messy, by using smart closed in storage systems this can diminish this issue without having to get rid of all your worldly possessions.
Often not much else is needed than a good lick of paint – a change of colour scheme or adding a feature wall to a room can completely change the look and feel of that space without having to do much else. A good crisp white can really open up a tiny room giving it a bright and airy feel, or a deep emerald green feature wall could add that much wanted cosy feel to a larger more spacious room.
You can really enhance the look of your home by simply by adding décor accessories such as candles, ornaments, and wall prints. For example, adding a large mirror to a small space can give the illusion that it is more spacious and can add light to what may otherwise be a dark room. These small details can really add character to a room, and often look expensive but are often the exact opposite!
Changing up the flooring of a room can often be a costly decision however instead of deciding to completely re-carpet a room – why not opt for a large rug instead. Rugs come in all different shapes, sizes and textures and are a really cost effective way to revamp the flooring of a room. Rugs can add a pop of colour or pattern to an otherwise plain room. A shaggy rug could be used to add warmth to an otherwise cold room with hard floors. Another great alternative that not only is relatively inexpensive but also quick and easy to implement are self-stick floor tiles, these are an excellent way to modernize vinyl and hard flooring without having to worry about the labour costs of getting the professionals in.
With these key tips you could renovate your home on a relatively tight budget and be showing off your luxurious, stylish home in no time. So, what are you waiting for?