Is it the time to renovate your home to make it feel more like home and less like a rental apartment? We know the process can be challenging, and if you don’t do it right, it can even cost you a ton of money that could’ve been avoided. So, how do you ensure your home renovation goes as planned, under budget, while making your home look brilliant and feel functional? Here are some unique tips to help you out.
Bring in More Natural Light
Natural light is an underrated resource. Not only does it light up your home, but it can also save you a lot of money by reducing your energy bills, especially during the winters. So, you need to try to get as much light as possible in your home.
There are many ways you can bring natural light into your home. One, you can hack some walls and install French windows along with some binds. Two, you can add skylight windows on or near the roof to bring in even more light. Third, if budget is an issue, you can even use solar light tubes that slip between the funnels and roof raters, bringing sunshine down into your home.
Go for a Terraced Landscape
If you want to make your home stand out from your neighbors, we suggest you choose a terraced landscape for your home, especially if your home is elevated or on a slope. Essentially, terracing creates mini-gardens that appear like a staircase instead of a flat landscape. These mini-landscapes are retained by wood or concrete retaining walls.
They have many benefits—they prevent erosion, require less water, and make your home less elevated. However, the best benefit is that they are a brilliant canvas to work with. You can choose various plants and colors to play off one another to give your landscape a unique aesthetic.
Hit the Thrift Store
If you are into DIY projects or enjoy antique things, you should totally check out some thrift stores near your home. There, you can buy some great furniture, fixtures, and recycled materials for a bargain. You can either use them as they are or do some DIY magic to restore their beauty. Not only do thrift items save you a lot of money and give your home a unique appeal, but they are an eco-friendly option.
Use Neutral or Pastel Paint Colors
Yes, bold colors are trendy now, but they generally don’t age well, and you may get bored with them rather easily. And if you do get bored, it will be expensive to switch things up then. Instead, we suggest using neutral or pastel paint colors. They look clean and elegant, and they match with most furniture and fixture types and textures.
Plus, if you do get bored with your home’s color palette, it is much easier to update the fixtures to add some pop when the walls are neutral than it would be if your walls were bold colors.
Use Mirrors as Decoration
Don’t limit the mirrors just for your bathrooms and entryways. Bring them into your hallway and bedroom, too. They create a unique focal point for the living space, especially if they are boldly shaped or sized. As added advantages, they can make your room appear more spacious and add more light to the room, which is always a good thing. So, don’t hesitate to use mirrors.
Install a Statement Dining Room Piece
A statement dining room piece can make your dining room stand out and look exciting and welcoming. This is a way to amp up an important part of your home that rarely ever gets as much attention as the bedroom or the hallway. Here, you can install a statement piece in various ways. You can either go lavish and install a marble tabletop, go elegant and install a chandelier, or go funky and install mixed chairs at the table.
It is easy to add uniqueness to your home when you are renovating, so don’t hold back. Use these tips to make your home gorgeous, eco-friendly, and inviting for everyone who steps through the main door.