Brilliant Design Tips for Your Home

by John Bakers

Everybody gets bored of how their room is decorated at one time or another, and so everyone will wish that they could redecorate their room. You don’t actually need to spend a fortune to make your home look like new again, you just need to be aware of a few great tips.

Kitchen Renovations

The kitchen is the hub of any modern home, even if you don’t cook you will still use this room on a daily basis. Whenever friends or family come over you always seem to meet in the kitchen! Kitchens get a lot of use, and so they can show the signs of age very quickly. With a few tips you can preserve your budget whilst also letting your kitchen look brand new.

If you have florescent lighting in your room then it can make the whole room look very dated. The easiest solution to this is to replace them and install something which makes your room warm and lighter. There are many different options which you can use here, including track lighting, ceiling lighting, or recessed lighting.

The second thing that you should look at renovating are your cabinets, these get dirty very quickly. Just a simple lick of paint might be enough to breathe extra life into them.

If however you have solid wood cabinets then you might not want to paint over it, you could simply sand the wood down and refinish it. You might also want to remove the centre panel and replace it with something more fashionable like a piece of clear glass.

Renovating other Rooms

The living room or family rooms are the two places that could do with a lot of renovation as they get a lot of use. If you don’t have enough money to buy furniture then you could buy covers to put over your existing furniture and make it look new.

If there are any stains on your carpet then replacing a carpet would be a very expensive option. You could use some strategically placed rugs to hide the stains. You could also replace the carpet with laminate flooring.

Bathroom Renovations

Bathrooms also get a lot of use, and so need careful attention when renovating them. You should start by looking at your sink and bathtub, as these often start to look grubby very quickly. You can change what the whole bathroom looks like by just replacing these fixtures.

You could also paint all of the walls, but make sure you choose a paint which will cope with the steam in the bathroom.

Other Rooms

Other things which you will need to consider are storage space, nobody seems to have enough room in their house for everything that they need. This can cause many rooms to look dull simply because there is so much clutter. There are many different storage solutions which may be of interest to you, including colorful plastic bins for children’s toys, or attractive wicker baskets.

The room which doesn’t get much attention is the garage, this could benefit from a few of these tips! Especially the storage tips! Garages would benefit from peg boards to store tools, and possibly racks and shelves to store other tools and big bulky items such as bikes.

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