Sometimes you may still love your home, but feel that it needs a bit of a change or simply that it needs a nice make over. Often we just get fed up for the same décor day in and day out and just changing small things can make a huge difference when it comes to your interior design or furniture set up.
Renovating your entire home doesn’t have to be a huge and potentially intimidating prospect, but by taking a step by step approach and working out what can be an easy but effective route to take, can make a world of difference.
Here are some fantastic ideas to think about to get you started with your renovation preparation:
Your kitchen can often feel like the most complicated room to breathe new life into, but it doesn’t have to be case of ripping everything out and starting again. A great place to start is with your kitchen cabinets, as they have quite a prominent visual effect when you enter a kitchen.
If your existing cabinet doors are in good shape, then a quick but easy way to do them up is using paint or varnish. They will appear to be completely new and feel completely different, and it won’t take you long at all. If they are looking a bit worse for wear, then you can easily reface them, which just involves buying some new doors for the existing boxes. Make sure you buy one first to check that you like it before buying a whole set.
Replacing your furniture is a really easy way to give your home a new feel, and as the most occupied room in the house, the sitting room is a great place to start. Some new wooden living room furniture and a comfy sofa will make relaxing in the evenings more enjoyable.
Painting is another fantastic way to bring life back into a room. If you pick something bright, you will create a light and airy feel; great for the summer months. But if you pick something a bit darker for your walls, such as a dark purple, you will create a warm snug ready for winter. A room can be changed so easily with just a splash of paint.
The bathroom can often feel like a tricky place to tackle for refurbishment, it is small and often full of years’ worth of stuff. Renovating doesn’t mean you have to replace the bath and toilet though; a great way to smarten up your bathroom is with new tiling.
Tiling is actually very easy to do yourself, there is no need to call in a professional, it’s simply a case of preparing well and reading up on a few how-to guides. The Floor Depot has a great selection of tiles which you can choose and they also show you how to tile around the bath, which can be a bit tricky.
Another great idea is to change the faucets and fixtures in your bathroom. A fresh and modern faucet can really make your sink look brand new – this would work in the kitchen too.
There are lots of little things you can do around the house if you fancy tackling a whole room at a time. Changing the knobs and handles on all your doors and cabinets is a small job but actually can have quite a big effect, especially if you change from wood to glass or vice versa.
Lighting is a really nice way to change your décor in a subtle yet simple manner. By installing spotlights in your ceiling, you will brighten up a room, or by adding some lamps around your sitting room, you can change the whole feel of the space.
If you want to do something a bit quirky, then you could introduce wall art into your home or just buy some new artwork and pictures to put on your walls. You will be surprised how much you know they are there every time you walk past.