You don’t have to be an interior designer or a construction expert to know when your home needs a good makeover. There comes a point at which you can’t neglect the peeling wallpaper or horrendously tattered and dated couches in the living room. You might have been stubbornly making do for years but a home should feel cozy and welcoming; you shouldn’t have to make do. It’s time to stop neglecting your home renovation project and put your builder’s hat on.
Draw up the design plan.
Put down the hammer or paintbrush. Before you get started with this renovation project, you need a detailed overall plan so that you know what you’re doing. There’s nothing worse than getting halfway through a project and realizing that you don’t have enough money to finish, you’ve made a huge structural mistake by biting off more than you could chew, or you simply hate the way something’s turned out in reality.
You need to walk through your home and make notes about the things you’d like to change and then draw up a rough sketch of the way you want things to look. You could do a little research online to get inspiration. The goal is to compartmentalize the project into lots of mini projects so that you can make gradual changes to your home and see whether you like the way your ideas have turned out when actualized.
Declutter for that minimalistic look.
You need to aim for a minimalistic look if you want your home to feel fresh, modern, and spacious; clutter has never been fashionable and it never will be. Of course, the goal isn’t just to tidy up your home today and then have to do the same thing in a few weeks when your kids mess up the household again. You need to aim to make the home more organized so that maintaining the home’s level of tidiness in the future is far easier. Keep this project simple because minimalism is all about simplicity. Even colors can achieve this effect; aim for a neutral palette to really open up rooms and make them feel more spacious and bright. Mirrors can help with this effect too; they reflect sunlight and naturally brighten rooms.
Putting up shelving units is a great way to store all those loose items that you’d ordinarily leave lying around on countertops or tables. You could even get custom magnets for the fridge that list everybody’s chores for the week so that you never fall behind on keeping your house clean. The point is that you should be aiming to keep your house looking minimalistic and tidy; find a way to make maintenance and regular tidying easy in the future. Reduce the risk of your household becoming unclean and messy in the first place.
Remember the comfort factor.
Whilst aesthetic is very important for a home renovation, you mustn’t forget the practical objectives of the project. The goal is to make a home in which you can relax and feel comfortable. You need to strive for an elegant yet cozy aesthetic. Instead of leather couches which look great but feel cold and uncomfortable, you should opt for soft pillows, throws, and other furnishings which are colorful and attractive but cozy at the same time. Don’t neglect comfort for the sake of a nice interior design.
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