Whether They're Big or Small, Home Remodeling Projects
Breathe New Life into Your Old Home
No matter how much we love our homes when we first move in, at some
point, we grow weary of looking at the same interiors day after day and
are ready to make some changes, some updates and improvements. Home
remodeling can be as extensive as completely renovating a kitchen or
as simple as painting the bathroom. If you're a little leery of making
any permanent changes to your house, no matter how small, you can still
feel as if you've completely renovated your home by updating your
interior decorating. The options for making home renovations are
endless, so we'll just go through a couple of ideas here to get your
decorating juices flowing.
The BigBig renovations don't necessarily mean that you add on a bathroom or
tear down that wall separating your kitchen and dining room, but big
renovations usually happen in those two rooms. If you're going to do
some serious home improvements, do it in either the kitchen or the
bathroom, and you're likely to get more use out of the renovations and
to get some money out of them if you eventually sell your home. These
days, people seem to want more bathrooms and bigger bathrooms and modern
looking fixtures. For kitchens, bigger is also better, but if you won't
be expanding the size of your kitchen, then update it with sleek,
professional looking appliances and fixtures.
The SmallDoes your dining room feel a little cramped? Try changing your window
treatments to sheer curtains or shades. Sheer window treatments let in
ample, soft light, even when they're open, making both your windows and
room appear larger. The clean lines of such treatments will de-clutter
your walls and windows, also making the room appear larger.
Want a living room look that's up-to-the-minute chic without spending a
ton of money? Update with trendy accessories. Toss around a few animal
print throw pillows. Turn on the cool with a tangerine table lamp. A
small Flocati rug is retro-hip.
The In-BetweenPaint every room in your house a different color: cool blue for the
bathroom, warm red for the living room. Hang wallpaper if you want some
patterns. Stencils are neat, though faux finishes are out these days.
A neat thing to do if you have a bay window is to turn it into a lush
oasis by filling it with tropical houseplants. For dense greenery plant
calathea, ficus, syngonium, and alocasia. To get tropical color, plant
bromeliads, cyclamen, and anthurium. Put a couple of wicker or rattan
chairs in the area and you'll feel like you're sitting in a luxuriant,
tropical garden without even going outside.
It's easy to make small updates to your home, and fun to make big home
renovations. If you think your interior design could use some updating,
don't be afraid to jump into some home remodeling projects big, small
and every size in between.