Houses speak volumes about the type of person you are, and upgrades to your house are essential because they not only add value to your home but also make you feel more comfortable. However, additions can sometimes be costly if you do not know how to go about them. Below are practical ways you can upgrade your home on a budget.
Repaint your Walls
The color of your walls will determine the final look of your house. To brighten your home, you can go for mild light colors like white, cream, beige, or pink. Colors like these are easy to décor if you seek to make your home brighter. Colors like black or grey are also very fashionable and pretty, but you have to be less experimental on the colors of the décor. Painting is cheap because you do not have to call in a professional, you can do it on yourself anytime. If you do not want to repaint, use wallpapers and stickers.
Start in the Kitchen
As much as you want your guests to feel at home when they are in your living room, the kitchen speaks a lot about your hygiene and how well you maintain yourself and your home. Upgrading your kitchen is an easy task, and you can start with repainting your cabinets.
You can also change the knobs on the cabinets to add some class. Knobs can be found on many online shops on the internet for a very affordable price. Hanging towels on the holders of the cabinet will also make your kitchen look stylish.
Replace Regular Lights with a Lampshade
Lights are among the most significant things in a house, and they come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. You can replace the ceiling lights with lampshades to bring some unique vibes.
Mount your Television on the Wall
A mounted television will create space and still look classy. You can then put a table or a basket under the TV to store your books or use the basket to store toys for the kids. If you do not want to mount the TV, hide the wires in a curtain rod.
Cables tend to look messy, so it is advisable to use a shower curtain rod to avoid messing up the house décor. In addition to just mounting your television the wall, add a frame around it.
Add Cheap Framed Mirrors
Mirrors are gorgeous and there are a plethora of different framings that can spice up your house. You can add mirrors on a closed door, walls above sinks, living room, hallway, and bathroom. It doesn’t matter where you place the mirror, as long as it is well framed and painted to match your décor, it is a sure way to upgrade your home.
Hang up Family Photos
They do not have to be family photos only; hang anything that makes you feel happy. Print out photos of animals, or other pieces of art and hang the photos up on the fridge, staircase walls, wardrobe doors, or on the bathroom walls.
Use a Staircase Rug or Paper Stickers
Staircases might not be as significant as the kitchen, but they still add detail to your house. You can stick wallpapers on the staircases that blend well with the colors of your wall. Wallpapers come in marble designs, galaxy shades, different colors, and textures, so there are a dozen models to choose from. You can also repaint the staircases.
Install Wall to Wall Shelves
Wall to wall shelves increase storage space in the room they are installed, be it the kitchen, the bathroom, or dining room.
You can install plastic shelves in a room with fewer items like the bathroom. Also, add timber shelves in the kitchen or dining room to increase your storage options.
Replace the Furniture
Items like seats, coffee tables, carpets, and curtains bring life to a room. Something that would also help improve a room is the refurbishing of a couch. Refurbishing things is always cheaper than getting new ones.
Curtain hangers can also add detail to a room. Get a gold hanger or use a curved shower rod which will make your window look bigger. Carpets can be layered, so to increase their softness, two or three additional layers would be very sufficient. Getting a brighter-colored carpet than your couches and walls to brighten the room is also recommended.
Instead of having an open tiled floor, laminate it. Laminate flooring is a synthetic flooring product that looks like wood. The material gives your home a contemporary look. Hire a professional to do the flooring to create a new timber-themed surface.
Upgrade Your Bedroom
A bedroom is typically not a shared space, but you can upgrade it to make yourself feel more comfortable. Start by upgrading the walls with a new coat of paint or brand-new wallpapers. Then get pillows; pillows make your bed look bigger and prettier. You can match the pillowcases with appropriate bedsheets. You also can use different-colored pillowcases as long as they complement your bedsheets.
Buy a bedside lamp and place it on a table, or get a side bed drawer and add simple items like framed photos, neon lights, and fake flowers.
Add mirrors to your room. Frame or decorate them to look plain by adding flowers around the frame or spray painting the edges.
If your closet does not have enough space for your shoes, get a shoe rack. It will keep your shoes organized and will save space. Also, a good design makes the room more attractive
Add a Living Area in Your Backyard
Backyards are a bit underrated! You can add a classy table with seats around it; similar to a dining table. Also, plant flowers to make it look natural.
Some people make their backyard a playground for their kids by adding a playhouse, swings, kiddy pool, and slides. Be creative when working on your garden or backyard. Modify it to what you believe is its best potential.
Upgrading your house is affordable and easy if you know how to go about it. You do not have to spend anything to add value to your home. Rearranging and recycling what you have will do wonders, so follow these tips to upgrade your home if you are on a tight budget.