If you’ve been looking at home magazines a little too often or you’ve come across neat-looking interior design, you may have gotten the urge to revamp your home. There comes the point where we want to look at something fresh and new, especially if we’ve been seeing the same old walls for quite some time.
If you want to renovate your home and the only thing that prevents you from doing it is its impact on your budget, why don’t you DIY, some of your home renovation efforts? Here’s how.
Do your research first
Perhaps, the only thing you’re thinking of right now is you want a whole new look for your home. But do you have a concrete plan for your renovation efforts? Before you start buying plasterboard tools and other equipment, paint and wallpaper, you have to draw up a plan.
Ask yourself what you want to change and how. Go online and look for ideas to remodel your home, if you don’t have any yet. Having a clear vision of what you want to change will make the renovation process easier. And it’s going to reduce the risk of botched results.
Set your budget
Compared to hiring interior designers and workers to renovate your home, doing the project yourself will save you a lot of money. But even so, you’re still going to have to spend on tools, materials and furniture. As such, you need to set your budget beforehand. Think of how much you’re willing to allocate for the reno project and align it with your vision.
Add colour to your walls
One way you can change the overall look and feel of your home without spending too much is by repainting your walls. It’s your choice if you want to use paint or install a printed wallpaper. You can even do a mix of both, painting some sections and applying wallpaper in key areas to make a neat vantage point.
Remember to choose your colours wisely, as colour psychology would suggest that colours play a role in shaping our moods and emotions. If you want a more relaxed environment, cool colours like blue or green are your best options. If you want to use livelier and bolder shades, it would be ideal to have them in moderation.
Repaint cabinets, closets and cupboards
What makes a room look incredibly worn-out and dreary are old cabinets, closets and cupboards. Hence, it’s a good idea to spruce them up with paint. This is going to be much cheaper compared to buying new cabinets. But you can also look for second-hand furniture that looks as good as new but are half the price of brand-new ones.
Hang wall art
You might be under the impression that renovating your home requires a lot of construction work. But there are simpler things you can do to breathe new life into your home. One way is through hanging wall art. Artwork strategically and creatively positioned on walls will make for an excellent focal point, making the room look more attractive and less dull.
When revamping the looks of your home, the good news is that you don’t have to do a lot of building. Merely painting your walls or changing your lighting can make a drastic change.