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It is a one-stop-shop for different household services. We provide tips on how you can make the necessary improvements in your home. It is a common scenario wherein you are faced with a number of challenges including how to choose the right contractor and even how to perform some DIY tricks in your home?
Homeowners are always looking for ways to update their properties and upgrade the image of the house. Home improvements are not very cost effective and so owners find it difficult to do so every now and then. Although there are a few low-cost hacks to improve your home without being heavy on the pockets.
Rearrange and Restyle
A simple home improvement tip is to rearrange your furniture, shifting it from one room to another or replacing the small pieces of furniture with a new one can improve the look of your house. You don’t have to buy out a new sofa set, just replacing the cushions or decoration pieces can do the trick. Restyle your bookshelves, add few paintings on the wall, add wallpapers or mirrors.
Change the lightings
Changing the lighting really improves the look of the house and updates the space. Replace the white lights with soft yellow bulbs to create a classic feel in the bedroom or living room. Put head lights in the bathroom over the mirror or in front of your dressing space. Side lamps, reading lamps and floor lights can be placed in a few different focal points in the house.
Upgrade the kitchen
Upgrading the kitchen really does the work of renovating the house. Improve the kitchen by replacing the cabinets, counters, and even faucets can do the work. Bring in a decent crockery set and other kitchen accessories, paint a wall or use a wallpaper in the kitchen.
If the floor of your home is without carpet, opt for a wall to wall carpeting, an investment that can really improve the look or the feel of the house. If you already have carpets, simply try getting rid of them and show off those marble tiles, hide any cracks or damages with rugs. Try adding carpet to your staircase.
Simply repaint the house
Another easy and cost effective hack to improve your house is to repaint everything. Change the hues of the room walls or contrast it with the furniture. If you don’t want to repaint everything, paint a single wall in every room. Painting the frames of doors or window can also give an improved look.
Statement in the entrance
One of the most effective improvements to the house is when it’s done on the entrance. If there is nothing on the patio of your house, consider adding a few chairs or a few potted plants. Building a small lawn will simply change the look of the entrance and create a warm welcome for the guests. You can also create a picture gallery on the entrance wall.
Small spaces can be made to look wider with a few tricks that involve low-cost hacks. Tricks, like rearranging the furniture, or painting the walls, can be used for creating an illusion to make space look wider.
Here are a few hacks you can use to make the small rooms look wider.
The lighter the wider
In order to make space look wider use lighter hues in the room, paint the wall and the ceiling white and use a lighter shade of carpets or rugs. Light paint on the walls makes space look lighter thus wider. Lighter hues also reflect light which makes the room more spaced out while dark shades absorb all the light from the room and make space look closed out.
A simple most cost effective trick to make a smaller room view more spaced out is by hanging mirrors on the walls of the room. Floor length mirrors can make the room appear larger while hanging them horizontally in a narrow hall space will make the hall appear wider.
Trick the eye towards the ceiling
Making space wider means playing with the eyes thus a trick you can use to make a room appear taller is leading the eyes towards the ceiling. Use wallpaper on the ceiling, paint it darker in combination to the walls or hang items from the ceiling.
Furniture that serves to be multifunctional is the best way to make space look wider. You can invest in this type of furniture and use it for storage purpose as well as for making the statement in the room. Like storage built stool or a foldable table.
Stripe it out’
Stripes can also create an illusion in a room to make it look larger, you can use stripes on the floor or the ceiling this way the room will give a taller and larger feel. If you want to put it on the walls, opt for a focal wall and apply horizontal or vertical stripes as both of them work in their own way.
Ditch the heavy window drapes
Heavy drapes in a small room are a total blunder, use lighter drapes in form of both color and texture. In fact, in a small room, it is better to ditch the drapes and let the natural lighter enter through and perform the wonders of spacing. If there is direct sunlight hitting the room and you prefer some shade, go for light cotton drapes or blinds.
Use clear furniture
Another witty trick to make space look wider is to ditch the heavy wooden furniture and replace it with clear plastic or glass furniture. A transparent or translucent table, shelf, storage etc. can really eliminate the heaviness in the space and create a lighter and wider view.