Home renovation can be a lot of fun for a lot of people. If you enjoy DIY projects and your home feels a bit dull to you, then a home renovation would be the perfect way to appeal to your interests while transforming your home. There are many affordable ideas you can use to give your home a new look.
It is important to know what you can do alone and what should be contracted out. Painting walls and cabinets is entirely within your skill area. Any serious repair work must be entrusted to a contracting firm. If the repairs aren’t too serious you could save some money by hiring a professional who has qualified a CSCS centre. You will get the same quality of work without the red tape and delays associated with large companies.
Plumbing and HVAC are also two areas that you must avoid getting involved in. Changing out a fixture is fine, but any repairs or re-routing of pipes must be done by a licensed professional. Problems with a plumbing system can go wrong in a big way and cause costly damage. HVAC repairs may seem simple, but they can be fairly dangerous.
There are in high voltage conditions, a wrong move can expose you to dangerous chemical refrigerants, and you are unlikely to have the needed tools and equipment. Focus on doing the easy jobs and hire someone trained to handle the hard stuff for you, it’s their job, and you’ll be glad for the lack of stress.
Paint can easily refresh the feel of your home. If your current colours are light and pastel, consider trying something bold to change the atmosphere. Many people are beginning to paint an accent wall in a very bold colour or pattern so that it stands out. The rest of the walls can be in a complementary but lighter colour so that the accent wall stands out even more.
Painting cabinets is a popular way to begin renovating the kitchen. It can give the kitchen an updated feel and motivate you to keep going with the other changes. Pay attention to doing proper surface prep before painting. These cabinets will often be in high heat situations and are around food. So it is best to make sure that they will not encounter any problems by ensuring you do a detailed job painting them.
Faux shiplap back-splash is an adhesive sticker that you can cut to size and paste on the walls between and around your kitchen cabinets. This is much cheaper than painting and does not even take time to cure or dry. Some online shops that sell these back-splashes will even let you customize the design so you can ask for something that will perfectly suit your cabinets and countertops.
Window Trim and Glass Stickers
You can paint the window trim a different colour from the wall to make it stand out. Light colours contrast best with dark walls and curtains. Dark colours work best for light walls and patterned curtains.
Glass stickers are cheap and can be easily found online or at craft stores. You need to take care to paste them evenly onto the window for a delightful stained-glass effect. These are especially attractive on windows that primarily face the sun and help to reduce glare in a very aesthetically pleasing manner.
Replacing bathroom tiles can be expensive and time-consuming work. Some people are achieving great success by painting the tiles instead. Make sure you find a good guide on preparing the tiles for the painting and seal them after. Then, choose a design, pick out a stencil and a paint colour of your choosing. Depending on the size of your bathroom and the design you choose, you could start and finish the job in one weekend.
Keeping children distracted can be a full-time job in itself. A great way to keep them away from the devices and keep them occupied is to paint one wall with chalkboard paint. This is not strictly a renovation, but the effect of the wall is such that it does add to the decor of your home.
You can use the wall to write down grocery lists, make notes of chores that need doing, and leave reminders for your spouse and children. The children will have the pleasure of a large space they can draw on without worrying about getting in trouble or making a mess.
There are so many ways to refresh your home and transform the way it looks. You can change out lampshades, apply wainscoting, and even convert an old cabinet door into a wall hanging.
Even when your desire for change seems like an expensive fix, there are other ways to approach it. Linoleum is a great way to cover up the floors for a fraction of the price it would take to install new flooring. Stencils can transform the look of your fireplace grate without needing to involve expensive ironwork technicians.