5 Modern Home Renovation Ideas that Won’t break the Bank
Renovating your home can seem like a daunting task. It requires budgeting, planning and a willingness to dive into the unknown.
Hiring an expert in home renovation and design certainly mitigate some of the fear. If you take the time to sit down with someone who has experience in home remodeling, architecture and design you can get a better idea of what planning is necessary and what the outcomes are likely to be for your home.
Many people still here to cost, particularly if they are undertaking the renovation themselves. Well home improvements are certainly a great way to increase the value of your home, they are also potentially lethal on the budget.
However, for those ready to take the plunge, there are a number of contemporary and modern home renovations that are affordable, modern and classy – and can add genuine value to your home without breaking the bank.
Here are five home renovation ideas to get your started.
Modern Lighting Ideas
Sometimes, all that’s required to reimagine an outdoor area is to consider replacing the lighting.
There are a vast number of affordable home renovation ideas where all you have to do is put in some new dynamic and more effective lighting.
Outdoor lighting, in particular, is an excellent way to highlight the features and characteristics of your home that you love best and I most proud of.
Types of lighting to worth considering:
Whether we’re talking about adding some bright pool lighting or some more subtle romantic, cove or ambient lighting, take a look around your home and consider the ways that a simple renovation of your home’s light fittings and fixtures could modernise and add character to your property.
Interior Paint and Paper Makeover
Quite often, it’s not the architectural design of the house that wins you are over. It’s the ambiance created by the clever use of colour in the paint, wallpaper and timber work.
Even the dullest rooms can be made to look modern, contemporary and Beautiful by the smart combination and style of paint, wallpaper or timber wall fixtures.
perhaps you thought that wallpaper was something belonging to your grandmother’s generation. Think again. Just check out the Houzz Wallpaper gallery for a truckload of low-cost ideas.
Tired of cream and beige? What about a mix of beautiful contemporary autumn colours for the bedroom or living area?
Perhaps renovating the study requires no more than having it decorated in shades of pumpkin, rust and maple all of which provided a feel particularly suited for those who love autumn.
Talk to a designer and test a number of colour schemes. Paint, wallpaper andPanelling is often an inexpensive way to lift the perceived value and decadence of a home.
How about a change in the bathroom that takes it from off white and dull to a combination that consists of crisp, cool wallpaper of blues…yellows or fiery reds?
When looking to renovate with wallpaper, paint and paneling, look for undertones between the existing colours in the home that might inform your palette. Are they warm (beige, khaki, brown and rust) or cool (grey, blue and black)?
Consider paint colours that will tie these fixed elements together in a harmonious way.
Kitchen Counter Upgrade
Library bottles entire kitchen when all that is required to improve its look, it’s appeal and the perception of space are some new countertops.
Take a look around your kitchen area as it currently is. Is there enough light? Perhaps some new lighter coloured countertops will offset the dark timber cabinets to your advantage.
Conversely, would some dark marbling or even stainless steel lift the light in the room give the appearance of fresh, clean and spacious?
Among your options, quartz is probably one of the most durable countertop materials you can find. It has the look and feel of natural stone yet it’s able to resist many common scratches and stains.+
Unlike granite, you don’t need to seal quartz, and it is relatively maintenance free. Caesar Stone has some really nice examples that are sure to inspire you.
If quartz is not your thing, perhaps some solid timber benches, tiled or even soapstone is all that is needed to renovate the kitchen, boost its appearance nad consequently its value.
Reframing Your Home with Timber
What to do about the aluminium, cement or otherwise colourless contours of your windows, doors and entry ways?
As with all things, there are pros and cons when choosing aluminium or timber for your home. Timber provides a beautiful and natural warmth and glow. It feels good to the touch. Good quality Timbers also have a great energy efficiency and are an excellent natural thermal dampener.
Windows and doors made of timber are pleasing to the eye, and if you look after them, they will give you many years of pleasure. You can see a huge number of creative uses for timber here.
The question of whether you choose softwood or hardwood comes down to a few simple fact it.Some soft Woods such as fir or spruce will decay more quickly than other timbers.
So they are more affordable than hard they are also more likely to absorb moisture.
If you’re thinking about hardwoods such as oak, sapele or Idigbo. These are beautiful Timbers with a lovely grain and will last a very long time if you maintain them.
There is a reason that I have been used for centuries. Not only is it strongIt has a beautiful grain and by adding a protective microporous finish, you can easily maintain the natural appeal of Oak.
Your home is always on show. You may not have the budget for entire makeovers, but given a little thought, you can break those renovations down into highly appealing smaller jobs. Each lifting the value, ambience, and quality of the home – and your lifestyle.
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