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Posted By on 02/11/2020

Home renovation tips and tricks

Home renovation tips and tricks

You may feel like making a change in the look of your home, but you do not know where to start. Or you lack money. Or simply, you do not have enough time. Do not worry. There are simple and cheap ways to renovate your home completely.  

You just have to know what details make real differences, and take advantage of them. You will see that small, but well-implemented changes can be more significant than other huge and expensive ones and make home renovation and breeze. 

So this list of ideas to renovate your house in a short time and with little money will come in handy. 

A renovation always begins with an idea or a desire for change. Perhaps certain areas of the house are getting on in years and are no longer up to date. Then planning begins, how to proceed with a renovation - and which areas are affected at all. 

We have summarized the most important considerations so that you can master such a project because, with the commissioning of one or more craftsmen, the work is far from over.

Analyze needs 

Analyze your current living situation carefully before you start work on the house. Otherwise, there is a risk of investing a lot of money in the wrong place. 

It is best to consult an expert who assesses all areas and can then assess what needs to be remediated and what will last for a few more years. 

It makes sense to plan several conversions at once instead of always having to do only small work. You save costs and effort. 

Estimate costs 

Renovation and remodelling work is expensive. It is, therefore, all the more important to know the cost framework precisely before starting construction. Obtaining offers or - in the case of larger projects - an architect's cost estimate create the necessary security here. 

Also, think of enough financial reserves: a refurbishment always comes with surprises, even for experienced experts, and you may also have one or two additional requests during work. So do not fully exhaust the budget when planning the renovation

Include neighbours

Noise, dust and dirt are not only unpleasant for you, but also for your neighbours. The earlier and more openly, you inform them, the greater the tolerance. This also applies to construction site traffic. If access is blocked at certain times, you must warn your neighbours so that they can plan accordingly.  

If you want to convert an apartment building, it is imperative to inform the tenants and residents in good time about the upcoming work. Depending on the scope of the conversions, you may have to provide the tenants with a replacement apartment for a certain period. 

Do it yourself 

If you help with the renovation yourself, you can save a lot of money. However, you should always do this in consultation with the craftsmen. 

If you do not have your talent, you can still do a lot yourself. Clean up the rooms to be renovated, remove furniture if necessary or cover them. Mask difficult pieces or clear them out of the way. 

There are numerous small things that the artisans will be grateful to make your work easier. 

Further information can be found in the article on implementing the conversion.

1. Use mirrors 

Mirrors are one of the best investments if you want to change the look of your home. They are not too expensive and have multiple utilities and advantages. On the one hand, they give the feeling of expanding small spaces.  

In addition, they reflect the light, so space, where they are, will look much brighter. And you can also use it as a mirror, of course!

Of course, never put two mirrors facing each other, because according to Feng Shui that attracts bad energies. 

2. Vinyl! 

Would you like to use tiles to decorate but you find it very expensive? Use vinyl! Those little stickers stick to the wall and mimic different types of tiles. 

In addition, they are much easier to change when you get bored of them. 

If you get tired of the tile style, you can get many other types of designs: floral, with phrases, or anything you like.  Vinyl flooring is a super-economical option to give a fresh touch to your home.  

3. Shelves 

If you search on Pinterest, you will surely find thousands of ideas to make incredible shelves with little money. But if you do not feel like it or enough space to do some crazy design, common shelves are enough. 

A bookcase allows you to change an empty wall completely, and above all, it gives you new storage and storage spaces, which in general never come bad.

4. Change the cushion cover 

Reupholstering the sofa is very expensive? At least you can start with the pillows. Find a colour that matches well with the base of the armchair or a design that you love. It will look brand new!

Another good idea is to add pillows that you like very much to different spaces, such as chairs, beds, etc. The touch of colour that the cushions give should not be underestimated.  

5. Use plants after you have placed the furniture 

Indoor plants are not only decorative. They also help purify the air, improve household energy, and some are even aromatic. 

The best thing is that they are not too expensive. They can only take some time to take care of, but with good habits, it is not difficult to maintain.

6. Use the day-light smartly

Home light largely determines how you feel in it. The warm light makes us feel comfortable, while the cold pulls us away from a little. The dim light can give a feeling of intimacy that will never achieve an incandescent light.

Therefore, using light as a decorative resource is always a good idea. You can place a strategic lamp, for example. If you do not have money to invest in it, you can also place a dimmer to the ceiling light, to enable different intensities. LED lights are another super economic resource that can give your home a touch of extra warmth. 

7. Paint the doors 

Although it may not seem like it, the doors occupy a large part of the dimensions of the house, but they are much easier to paint than the walls (and require less paint). That is why with half the time and money, a huge change can be made. This idea also runs for other details like the window frame or some furniture. 

CONCLUSION

Your furniture and home can give you a totally different outlook on life. Change is necessary for humans, and these tips and tricks will come in use when you start your home renovation.

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