If you are considering making some changes at home then also think about the budget you have as well. This will influence what you can and cannot do. There are many things that will improve a home and it is important to assess what it is you want to change and how you will go about it. You may need to coordinate several things or make a plan to do it over time. We have brought together a list of 5 of the best small home renovations that make a big difference to how a home looks and feels.
Let there be light
Choose some new fittings. They will make a substantial difference. Look at the lighting system in your kitchen. You could update this and improve your kitchen dramatically. Light fittings that suit the period of your house or nicely designed fittings that bring a different type of lighting will change the character of a space. There are plenty of shops where you are able to look at different designs and identify what is within your budget.
Colour your world
Your new lighting arrangements may reveal that your paint is in need of a little freshening up. Have a look around to see if you are able to find color combinations that will suit your space. It would be nice if you could change the color scheme every six months or so but the reality is more likely to be that once you have a color painted it will be staying that way for a few years to spend some time choosing. It might be best not to choose a color based on a mistint found for a cheap price at the hardware store.
Give new life
You may have some furniture that is looking a bit old and tired. Give it a
fresh coat of varnish or even paint it. Maybe it needs a distressed look to
match its rustic appearance? You could also look at changing your cupboard and drawer knobs. There are many varieties of knobs available now. Marble, brass, cut glass, ceramic, brass with pearl, wood with resin, metal with glass, and metal with stone. There are themes such as coastal, animal, antique, or rustic. It can also make a big difference to your kitchen.
The curtain rises
It could be a new act for some of your rooms if you decide to change your
curtains or drapes. The new paint in your room might bring a bit more attention to those rather tired window dressings that you have. The colors and patterns you choose will alter the feel of a room. You may want to select a different material. Do you want to bring a cozy feel to a room? Then a heavier darker material might do this. Perhaps a color that will act as a contrast to a white wall. Maybe be a little bold if your wall color is more neutral.
A new gallery
Wall decorations or even photos are able to completely alter the feeling of a room. If you have a theme in mind then explore it. There are a variety of choices. Perhaps a floral theme might bring a bit of color. One of the simple ways to achieve this is through the use of fabrics with a floral wall hanging. It could be modern or something more like a traditional tapestry. Flower wall art has become more popular. Paintings of flowers or floral-themed paintings will always add something to a room. Handicrafts and decorations are also able to add to that feeling. Maybe use some fragrant floral oils to bring a fresh new sense to your room.
If you do plan to make changes then be prepared for some disruption for a
while. You and those around you will need to adjust to the new feeling in your living space. Enjoy the experience and the sense of freshness in your home.