Remodeling Ideas to Update Interior Style
If you’re in an older home, it may be time to give it a fresh new look to update style. Although a major remodel may be out of the question, there are a number of things you can do that won’t bust your budget.
Any homeowner who has ever tackled a major renovation knows that it can break the bank. Between the costs of materials and labor, unexpected costs, and the total mess that it creates, many homeowners don’t want to do a major remodel. Take a look at some simple, affordable remodeling ideas that will give your home updated style without tearing down walls and depleting your savings.
Improper lighting may be making your home’s interior feel dark, small and crowded. Good lighting will add life to a room and create an open, airy feeling that’s inviting. Adding new lighting doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. Strategically placing floor lamps and table lamps within a room will immediately brighten up the space. If you have out-dated ceiling fixtures, replace them with new, stylish fixtures that will modernize your home. A home renovation contractor can help you with electrical work such as new wiring, plugs and wall switches.
If you’ve been living in your home a while, you may be living with window treatments that have been up for years. If so, your interior may feel dated and dusty. Choosing new window treatments is an overwhelming task for many homeowners, so they tend to leave the old ones up to avoid the hassle. It’s true that the options are endless, but staying focused on your interior style and color palette will make choices easier. You can choose soft white and cream fabrics for a light and airy look or go bold with strong patterns and colors. For a more streamlined contemporary look, you can go with simple window shades instead of heavier draperies.
Wallpaper is making a comeback in home interiors, but it’s not the wallpaper that you may remember as a kid growing up in your parents’ house. New wallpapers come in thousands of stylish patterns and colors that will add life and updated design style to any room. Unlike old wallpapers that were difficult and costly to install and remove, many new wallpapers are easy to install and easy to remove without causing damage to the wall. Some papers can even be reused after removal.