Home Improvement

4 Ways to “Remodel” on the Cheap

Remodeling

Between the money and time commitment involved, a full-scale remodel sometimes just isn’t practical. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to hold off on sprucing up your home.  There are plenty of ways to make a room feel different without breaking the bank, or asking your contractor to move in. Here are 4 suggestions:

Get a new storage system

You’d be surprised what a difference organization can make—not only does it help keep your rooms clutter-free, but having a better system often gives you the ability to make the most of the space you have, or even of space you didn’t knew you had.

So whether it’s the hall closet or the cabinets under the bathroom sink, a new or custom storage can make your room seem bigger and more open.

Paint

A fresh coat or two of paint is one of the most cost-effective ways to transform a room. Old paint—or the wrong color of paint—can make a room feel dingy or dark. Try to go for lighter, neutral shade to brighten things up.

Change out the hardware and fixtures

Fixtures and hardware can make a surprising amount of difference. Whether they’re dated-looking or just plain old, replacing your faucets and shower fixtures can help update a bathroom. The same goes for light fixtures, especially in high-traffic rooms like bathrooms and kitchens.

Change the lighting

Not all rooms get tons of natural light, so if your current set-up is leaving your room looking dark or cramped, try rearranging your lamps or even adding one. You could also try hanging a decorative mirror–they reflect light, and make a space feel more open.

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