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Last year, Americans spent an accumulative $394 billion on home updates. So, it’s safe to say, most of us want houses we can be proud of.
Can you relate? If so, take some inspiration from the suggestions below and then get a handyman price list to see if a revamp is in your budget.
Let’s dive in.
In This Post:
1. Revamp the Front of Your House
If your door is a blander color, repaint it something with a little life. A bright looking front-door and a few pot plants around the front of your house works wonders for creating an inviting aesthetic.
Also, if you don’t have a welcome mat yet, get one- these make doorways so much prettier.
You could also install outdoor lighting boasting a sophisticated design. Not only are these great security features but they also give the front of your house a cozier aesthetic.
2. Swap Your Cabinet Doors
Replacing cabinet doors can be a cost-effective way of changing the overall design of a room. If you’re unsure which style to opt for, consider the following:
- Stainless steel
- Stamped tin
- Wood that’s painted to complement your flooring
Just take off the small flange holding the existing cabinet insert. From there you can replace it with a material of your choice. You’ll probably need to add either wood or metal stops to keep it in place.
If you’re unsure how to go about this, hire the services of a home extension and building designer– they should point you in the right direction!
3. Add a Feature Wall
Repositionable wallpaper is amazing. It’s so easy to use- it’s just like a massive sticker.
Just peel off the backing and plaster onto a primed and a painted wall. If you want to craft a curve on the top of this design, use something like a mirror to guide the shape.
Top Tip: cut out the desired shape using kraft paper. This works wonders for testing the look before you accidentally waste any precious wallpaper.
Once you’ve done that, tape the kraft paper to your decorative paper, and use a crafts knife to follow your template. Now peel away the wallpaper and stick in place!
4. Re-Design Your Ceiling
If you have a coffered ceiling, use bold colored paints to catch the eye. However, by keeping the trims white, you’ll create a vibrant visual.
You can also insert a ceiling medallion around your central light fixture. Remember to pick a size that suits the style of your room and light fixtures.
5. Patch the Holes in Your Walls
Grab a putty knife and some filler and spend a weekend repairing any damage on your walls- usually, nail holes that were once used to hang pictures.
If you need to cover a larger crevice, use an adhesive patch. Then grab a trowel and apply an all-purpose drywall compound- leave it to dry overnight and then paint the spot when it’s dry.
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