Remodeling Your Home On A Budget





Get Set To Paint
It is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to add zest to your home. Adding a new coat of paint can give a refreshing look to a worn out house as well. Adding fresh paint in a drawing room or bathroom will add excitement to the room. Before painting, always make sure to clean the area. If your home looks drab, add bright colors to it with paints. You could even paint one wall of the room with a bright color, to add a dash of glow to your home.


Install Colorful Drawer Pulls

One of the easiest ways to add zing to your kitchen is to install new cabinet hardware. At local stores, you will get a wide collection of drawer pull designs, ranging from metallic to modern. Whether you store cleaning utensils or your favorite spices in it, you can create new nooks and corners for your stuff. Remove the clutter off the counter. You could even color your cupboards in a color contrasting to the kitchen floor, to give it a new and glam look.


Affix More Attractive Flooring
Flooring makes a huge difference in the appearance of a room. You can lay a new vinyl or laminated wood material right over the old flooring. At a lower cost, you can get many of the items that give the look of ceramic tile or natural wood.


Upgrade The Faucet
A marvelously designed faucet can change the look of your sink area and the way you feel about drinking water. It can give a modern and elegant addition to the kitchen or bathroom sink. Some can also improve the taste of the water flowing from the tap.


Brighten It Up With Lights
Install a counter lighting to brighten up your kitchen in an inexpensive and easy way. You can switch from incandescent light bulbs to highly efficient compact fluorescents, which use two-third energy. Move natural light further into the rooms by bouncing it off the ceiling. A window located close to the ceiling works for this, even operable blinds can help prevent direct light.


Use The Right Colors
Use cooler and lighter colors; they can trick the eye and give the room an airy feel. In bathroom, using wallpaper with smaller pattern can give a feel of larger area. Use it on the ceiling, or highlight horizontal lines with coordinating border. You can also install a bath tile that containx delicate pattern and repeat the same on the floor. Use wall hung fixtures or trip pedestal lavatory. Install heavy lighting and reflective surfaces, which are shiny.


Make The Walls Look Beautiful
If you have kids, no wonder the walls will adorn food scuffmarks, ketchup, sauce, mud, crayon paints inscriptions, and so on. They can be just wiped clean with the new high performance paints that are available today. These paints can stand up to washing as well. A paint retailer can help you select the right paint.


Display A Large Centerpiece On Main Wall
Find one attractive item and hang it in the very center of the main wall. You can do this in every room and create a very appealing and structured design for your wall. You do not have to do expensive purchase. If you look around, you will be surprised to find many bargains in flea markets, garage and weekend sales, and local newspaper. You can use a little creativity by displaying framed quilt or colorful rug.