Five simple and stylish home renovation tips
When style’s important to you, you’ll want your home to be as chic as your clothes and accessories.
But when you’re working on a budget, an extensive renovation project might mean putting your plans on the backburner, unless you can think of innovative ways to achieve as dramatic a transformation as possible without breaking the bank.
With that in mind, here are five simple and stylish home renovation tips.
Fascias and soffits
When it comes to external home aesthetics, first impressions last – and believe it or not, a shabby roofline projects a poor impression for visitors and family members alike.
So ordering soffits and fascias from a firm like Home Roofline is a savvy plan and you’ll be amazed at the refreshing difference replacing white with dark wood-effect fascias makes. In fact, when this project is finished, it’ll feel like a new house.
Sometimes the most stylish transformations start from the ground up, so replacing your tired looking carpets with an oak wood installation from a company like Nagle Flooring might cast your living room or bedroom in a romantic new light.
Oak, American walnut or Jatoba floors are hard-wearing and look brilliantly Boho in any home – pick the material that suits you best and prepare for a room that feels warm, fuzzy and fabulous.
Internal doors don’t always receive the same stylish attention reserved for front doors, but switching up these inter-room portals can completely change the atmosphere in your home.
For instance, designer doors from Oakwood Doors are available in untreated and finished varieties with or without glass, and in a range of styles that encompasses Art Deco curves and modern Cubist panels. Choose the correct internal door and you can change your domestic environment to warm and cosy, light and airy, or any which way you like.
Kitchen furniture wrap
For many of us, the kitchen is the heart of the home – it’s not only where we cook delicious cuisine, but it’s also a cosy hub for chatting and socialising.
However, when your kitchen cupboards and furniture fall into disrepair, it takes the shine from your favourite spot. However, instead of completely replacing your kitchen, vinyl wraps from a company like Wrap Direct achieve a near-total transformation for a fraction of the price. Should you need to redo it from scratch, an option would be consulting a website to compare loans and see if there’s a deal that suits you.
While typographical transfers and Banksy prints abound in many homes, you can try something a little different by investing in a slightly more unusual art print.
A Jackson Pollock No.4, 1949 from King & McGaw is a fine choice – its signature grey, yellow, black and white loops and whorls look striking when matched with a contemporary interior.
And some art historians claim there’s actually more order and discipline to Pollock’s abstracts than meets the eye, as smaller sections of some of his paintings form fractals which are repeated in a matrix that becomes the whole – stare at your print after a couple of beers and see if there’s any substance to this concept.
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