Remodeling does not necessarily mean messy or expensive projects. We all desire the biological comfort of a comfortable, well-designed house.
Although there are many do-it-yourself people working tirelessly on their homes and seem to be constantly updating or renovating, for those of us who don’t know the difference between table saws, this is impossible and an exercise.
Of course, the group of people mentioned later can just hire someone to renovate the house for them, but with it comes messy and expensive renovation works.
Anyone who has done a major renovation can attest to the unexpected costs and huge chaos that it brings.
How do we update the house without major renovations? We want updates that all of us can do, not just those who do it themselves.
Let’s take a look at 10 imaginative ways to update your house without having to demolish walls or destroy banks.
1) Create Open Space In Your Home
You ask how to do this without removing the wall? Sometimes this is simple, such as getting rid of larger and bulky furniture, or moving furniture around the room to see which arrangement provides the most open space.
If you are connected to a huge armor room, cupboard or other bulky furniture that takes up a lot of space, you can consider painting it in a warm off-white, which will help it “disappear” in the room and induce the eyes to think in a more airy and open space.
Another way to give the illusion of open space is the mirror. When the mirror is placed opposite to the window, the reflected light enters the room, making the room look more open.
2) Add New Lighting To Your Home
Proper lighting can really add luster to the room. A dimly lit room looks small, dim and narrow, while a brightly lit room looks open, airy and welcoming.
Some simpler methods are simple, such as placing a few tall floor lamps in a dark corner and watching the room full of energy.
Then, if you want to take the risk, you can replace all those outdated ceiling fixtures with amazing modern masterpieces on the market. Whether you use a floor lamp to keep it simple, or go all out and replace all ceiling lights-use plenty of bright lights to modernize your house.
3) Cabinetry: Update Drawer Pulls and Door Handles
When it’s so simple to do, there is no excuse not to update all of your cabinets and doors with wear and tear and dirty handles and knob handles.
There are many finishes to choose from, such as bronze, brushed nickel, aged copper and shiny stainless steel. There is no need to emphasize too many options, after all, you can always buy one or two different styles to see which room is best for you.
In addition, there are really no fixed rules for selecting cabinet handles and knobs. In essence, country kitchens can look stylish and equipped with very modern stainless steel knobs, while modern kitchens can have more retro-style knobs that look cool and eclectic.
4) Update Window Treatments
Homeowners struggle to decide which style is best for the room, causing them to give up and leave the windows exposed, or simply install simple blinds to protect privacy. The exposed windows make you miss the entire spectacular decorative layer.
Although those who are lucky enough to enjoy the beauty of the ocean or mountains may argue this fact, even the best scenery can be framed by stylish window panels.
You can use bold and graphics with geometric shapes or sandy beaches with tulle white yarn, or minimalism with bamboo shades.
The easiest option is to simply match the curtain panel to the color of the wall-this can create any style of appearance.
5) Create An Outdoor Room
You can create an amazing outdoor space by starting with an outdoor rug. Then add a couple comfortable outdoor chairs and throw cushions, a small fire pit, some dangling string lights.
If you want to get fancier you could put down some brick pavers or flagstones, then layer it with the outdoor rugs, chairs.
Or you could go all out and install a large pergola, drape the sides with privacy curtains, add an outdoor heater, some music, some wine…., this sounds like a great outdoor escape.
The pergola install may take the weekend to accomplish, but it would be worth it comes Sunday evening when you unwind outdoors with your glass of wine.
6) Landscape Your Yard
Beautifying the environment is often overlooked. Start by visiting your local greenhouse. The staff of these shops are full of advice and knowledge about the life of local plants. Ask them which plant grows most vigorously in your area, and more importantly, which plant is the easiest to care for.
Most of these garden centers have hired landscape architects, and they can also design landscape designs for you. It is best to add some flowering shrubs to your front yard first, and then add a small raised bed around the sidewalk or front door to start slow learning.
7) Add Easy to Install (And Remove) Wallpaper
On the contrary, the new collection of movable wallpapers uses amazing patterns and graphics to make your room look like the interior designer you hired (and made a fortune).
Just peel them off (without damaging the walls below), easily remove these wallpapers, and most wallpapers can be reused. For a simple weekend project, consider covering the main wall of the bedroom with a quiet pattern, or consider covering a wall with a stylish geometric pattern paper to update the living room.
There are many online stores to buy this beautiful wallpaper. Just make sure to read the exquisite manuals and buy top brands, and then delete them easily.
8) Spruce-Up Your Bathroom
The bathroom quickly became dirty and filthy. Start to clean the bathroom thoroughly. After the room is clean, check out the outdated knobs, lamps, wash basins, faucets and shower curtains.
By simply replacing one or two of the oldest items, you can make your bathroom look modern and new. Paint can also really go a long way in the bathroom.
Take a look at the bathroom and notice all the shiny white paint decorations and blue walls; modern cabinets with cool lanterns and lamps; modern faucets; plush towels and beautiful plants-all of which make up a brand-new bathroom without removing the cabinets.
9) Make a Man Cave
Although some of us girls don’t understand, men really like to have an escape, a room where you can call yourself, a room where you can drink with the boys and watch the game quietly.
Then you need to decorate it and make it escape eventually. Add TV, pool table, refrigerator, bar, some darts, comfortable chairs, carpet, pillows, music… etc. Ladies, maybe we can do the same thing in the handicraft room?
10) When In Doubt Just Clean and Paint
Does this list exhaust you? Is your home overwhelmed? Maybe you should simply clean up the main living space. Deep cleansing can improve our mood and make our home more liveable (and more importantly, it motivates us to do more).
Consider adding a touch of color to the decorative wall, or just decorate your decoration with clean white paint. If your house has been painted with a fresh coat of paint, then please consider other things that may need to be touched up.
Maybe paint the ceiling a cool blue, or use new paint to refresh outdated furniture. A deep clean and a new coat of paint can revamp our rooms without major renovations.
As you can see, there are many ways to update your home without tedious overhauls or huge renovation costs. Study this list and the rooms in your home, and then ask yourself, what is the most outdated feature in your home?
It’s time to start working! Replace old cabinet knobs, lamps, faucets, curtains and faded paint. Or by creating stunning outdoor landscapes, outdoor rooms or man-shaped holes in the garage, look at the typical rooms in your home.
All these small updates will greatly help your home, spirit and happiness. What updates have you made to the house recently? Or what do you plan to do on this list first?