There’s no point denying that 2020 is unofficially the year of ‘staying home’ and practicing social distancing. Since we are home more than usual, it is quite hard to ignore the mendings and fixings we kept putting off for later. Well, in our defense, the thought of huge bills and running after contractors does not sound appealing at all. But that is no excuse to avoid renovating the house and make it a bit more uplifting for ourselves.
So, what to do? How can we skip big money-spending and haggling with repairers while renovating the house? The answer is straightforward and quite exciting: DIY. Yes, we can easily do a mix of 9 pocket-friendly renovating ideas and transform our place in something fresh and fabulous. All you need is your abundant will power, supplies, and the right planning, and you can look forward to a perfect renovation. Without further ado, let’s dive into the world of some mind-blowing home improvement ideas, and let’s get fixing!
Is the kitchen your happy place? Have you placed a lot of pots and plates filled with yummy food on the countertops over the years? Well, it’s time to upgrade the worn-out counters to new ones. Many cities in California, for instance, Fresno, San Jones, Oakland, and San Diego—are quite famous for splendid kitchenware installations. You can get the services of either San Diego kitchen remodeling companies or the ones which are near your locality and efficient with their work. For your new countertops, choose from Quartz, Granite, or Marble top as these are not only long-lasting but look super fine in the kitchen.
Rug it down
Why walk on an open floor, when you can get some bright and fluffy rugs? This renovation idea is easily the cheapest and the most fun. Good quality rugs can not just make your place look shiny and new, but they will also add a certain warmth to your site. You can choose to either go for funky, colorful rugs or opt for ones that look royal and glossy.
A fresh coat of paint
While painting may look like an expensive and dull task, it does make the most noticeable change in your home. Staring at the same old dusty walls can quite easily trigger stress and unwanted gloom. So gear up and start painting your house. Choose vibrant colors, and for a more fabulous look, pick a textured paint color. If you are super lazy and it is hectic to paint the entire house, you can choose the room you mostly spend your time in and paint it awesome. Our advice is to paint the whole house, one room at a time so that there’s no chance of one part looking shabbier.
Lights all around
Proper lighting can transform your place into something beautiful. You can’t only rely on good sunlight but also need to pick your artificial lighting carefully. Let’s figure the vibe you want from each room and then light it up. Cozy lamps can create an ideal air of romance, while colorful or white twinkling fairy lights can add an absolute cuteness to the room. For a royal, grandeur feel you can get a fancy or antique chandelier. If you love modern lighting, you can install LED light strips and get that accented, glow in the dark look. No matter what lighting style you go with, it is essential to remember not to overdo anything. Keep it real and simple.
Add some frames
Adding some lovely photo frames to your walls can easily enhance your home appeal. You don’t need to get brand new structures. You can get old ones from the attic or flea market and paint them pretty yourself. Now it’s up to you whether you want to add camera pictures or put in your handmade artwork in them. With your new wall paint or wallpaper, you can also place frames on the coffee table or your dresser.
Replace old curtains
Look around your house, and among one of the most constant things, you’ll find your curtains. Yes, the same old ones which have been hanging for a long time now. It is high time that you switch them with new ones. Go for something light and breezy if you had thick and embroidered ones before. The main plan is to opt for something opposite so that your room can easily have a new feel.
You must have that personal, cozy corner. The one where you sit and relax and enjoy a good book or movie after a hectic day. So what is it? A comfy sofa or a rocking chair or a bean bag or perhaps a thick snuggly cushion? No matter what you prefer, make sure that it looks stylish, snuggle-worthy, and is well inside your budget. Your corner, your happy place must look plush and elegant in the most real of senses.
Since COVID19 is all about disinfecting surfaces and keeping your place neat and clean, why not do it for real? An excellent professional or personal scrubbing of the whole area will help you see the actual house, which slowly got buried under things and everyday drama. Wouldn’t it feel awesome to have gleaming countertops, smooth flooring, fresh and pleasant smelling furniture, and not to forget a shiny, clean bathroom? Just plain and simple cleaning can alone give your place a new look.
Vinyl your bathroom
So after lots of scrubbing, your bathroom floor still looks old and weird. Well, it is time you did some remodeling and changed the story. The new bathroom floor will not only look beautiful but also clear out that unwanted stuffiness which has set in. We recommend changing the old laminate flooring with vinyl tiles. They are not only pocket friendly but look quite attractive. While you’re at it, get a bathroom rug and matching towel set to enhance the fresh new look.
Are you feeling excited about all the new renovations you can do without spending a ton of money? We sure are, and honestly, during the current quarantine renovating the house sounds so much fun. So what are you waiting for now? Get your hands on the supplies that you’ll be needing, roll up your sleeves, and let’s make some home magic happen.