If you dream of having a luxury and expensive looking home, but are on a tight budget, then it can be difficult to achieve your dream look. However, there are a variety of ways that you can redesign and update your home, even if you are strapped for cash. Luckily, there are a few hacks that interior designers have shared over the years to enable you to redesign your home without spending a fortune. From a fresh coat of paint to replacing a few cabinets, there are several easy and simple ways that you can make your home look elegant and stylish. Check out these tips to make your home look high-end and luxurious, while wowing your guests this holiday season – they don’t even need to know the truth!
Update your kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of any home, no matter if you live in a one-bed apartment or a ten-bed house. An old and tired kitchen will make your home feel outdated and seriously un-stylish. Luckily, there are a few ways that you can design your kitchen that need not cost the earth. Try investing in some custom kitchen cabinets, to add some serious style and luxury into your kitchen. Any outdated crockery or cutlery that you no longer use should go straight in the trash. Check out any garage sales or your local dollar store for some unique and one-off items, while post-Christmas sales are ideal for investing in larger kitchen items that are up to 50 per cent cheaper than usual. With modern technology kitchen is no doubt the first place where you can begin with the smart home installation, creating a more tech oriented home will increase the market value of your property as well.
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A coat of paint
Giving your home a new lick of paint is a quick way to make your home feel like a new property. Choose neutral and lighter colors in your hall or porch, to make guests feel like your space is bigger than it really is. Experiment with color in your living room, to make your home feel cozy, warm and welcoming. Be sure to choose paints that are harder wearing in your bathroom and kitchen, as humidity, damp and little hands can wreak havoc on your new paintwork. Feel free to experiment, and pick up some testers from your local hardware store too – so you don’t go ahead and redesign your home without checking that your color scheme works.
Cushions and furnishings
New cushions and modern furnishings can help you to redesign your home without too much effort or energy. If you have a dark living room, then choose a couch that is a neutral or lighter tone to make the space feel larger. Linen or lighter materials are ideal if you live in a property that is slightly warmer, meaning that you are less likely to depend on closing the curtains for warmth. If you live in a colder climate then choose materials that are thicker and heavier, when you are investing in some new cushions or curtains for your living space.
Redesigning your home on a budget is surprisingly straightforward. Consider the materials that work best in your living area, and check out sales or dollar stores for some stylish accessories. A lick of paint and some new kitchen cabinets are the ideal hacks for budget interior improvements.
Images by Andrey Avdeenko – Kiev Apartment by Elena Fateeva