A beautiful and welcoming home is all we ever hope to achieve when doing any kind of renovations. Given that the process may also have its ups and downs, it is all very worth it.
The slightest of changes to your house can make a whole difference. You don’t have to do everything at once, just take on what you can and do it to the best of your abilities.
However, before doing anything, you need to create a visual representation of what you’d like to achieve with your space. Using an app like Pinterest will help you source images and you can create your board within the same app.
By looking at what other people have done, it gives you the assurance that it is possible. You also get to gauge whether the ideas you had on the colors to use are the best.
Ways to Improve Your Living Space
- Paint job
Take up the task of completely changing the color of your walls and also doors. You could do this yourself or hire professionals to do it. Make sure to use light paint mainly because it makes the place airy and lets in a lot of light.
When choosing your paint, make sure that you consider what color your furniture will be. Using too many colors that don’t complement each other will only make the house look worse.
- Replace window coverings
With your windows, you first need to do a thorough clean and wipe off all the dirt that may have accumulated. You will also need a curtain rod, curtains, and some sheers. The most important thing to note is that the curtains should be long and the curtain rod should be installed above the window.
- Upgrade your furniture
Furniture makes a big difference in your space. You need to invest in things that really make your home comfy and welcoming. With this, you can either buy new furniture or reupholster your current ones.
Reupholstery is a great option because it will save you a lot of money but not time. Especially if you plan to do it yourself. It can be a lot of work and may take some time to get done. The most important thing with reupholstery is patience and proper planning. You need to have bought all the material you will use beforehand.
Replacing your furniture is also a great option especially if you don’t mind spending the money. You can invest in furniture that you love and can last for quite a while before any other replacements.
- Replace old fixtures
The smallest things make the biggest differences. It is important that you take your time to search for fixtures that will complement your style and add a statement. You will need to replace all your light fixtures, switch covers, faucets and door knobs.
Doing this will make a huge difference in the appearance of your home. Be sure to be as neat as possible to avoid any mistakes.
- Entrance and Entryway upgrades
The first thing anybody sees when they arrive at your place is either your gate or door. Now, this has to reflect what you hope to achieve with your house. Painting your gate and your door any color of your choice will go a long way to improving its appearance.
Also replacing the door knobs and installing a stylish door knocker will dramatically improve the appearance. Replace your porch lights with something classy and get a welcome doormat to be kept outside your door.
When it comes to your entryway, light is very important. Installing lights and also painting the walls with a light color to reflect will really help. Also, include a little shoe rack where you can leave your shoes once you get into the house. The entryway doesn’t have to be too complicated just neat and bright.
- Kitchen Upgrades
Organizing is key when it comes to improving the look of your kitchen. Having enough shelf space to store all your food items and cutleries is important. Make sure you have this if not then hire a professional to install cabinets all around. This will ensure there is no clutter in the kitchen.
Changing the faucets and replacing anything that isn’t in its best condition is the next step. You also need to go through all your appliances to determine which ones need repairs or replacements. In case of any repairs, a DIY project will not work. You need to call a Dallas repair company and have them assess the problem and fix it accordingly.
Remember to always keep your kitchen clean and organized. If you need to replace your cutlery be sure to buy things that are visually appealing.
- Bathroom upgrades
When it comes to the bathroom there isn’t much you can do. If your bathroom floors aren’t pleasing consider changing them and installing the rough tiles. This will improve the look and feel of the bathroom. Replace the faucet and shower head and also include a little recycle bin at the side of the toilet.
Also, remember to replace your shower curtain with something new and visually appealing.
- Decor pieces
Decorating your house is the last piece of the whole project. Once everything has come together and you can see your dream come to reality, take time to think about your decor. Do you want a gold or silver aesthetic? Whichever color it is, get pieces that mean something to you and incorporate them to your space.
Also, include wall hangings like paintings and pictures. Creating a gallery wall with different pictures in the different sized frame is a good idea. Just be sure to look at what other people have done and get inspired.
Also, consider adding some greenery. Granted, it will be hard to take care of plants. People often forget to water them and the wilt and die really first. However, this doesn’t mean you cannot do it. Just set an intention and stick to watering them at a specific time or after a task that you do every day. This way you will never forget to water. However, if this proves to be too much for you, you can opt for fake plants as well.
Giving your home a facelift can be done one day at a time and every little detail make a huge difference. Take your time and be patient. Trust that your vision will come to life and keep on working towards that.