House & Home

You Don’t Need A Major Renovation To Update Your Home

If you feel like your home is starting to look and feel a little samey, a little drab, it can really affect how much you enjoy living there. In some cases, your needs may have changed enough to justify investing the time and money needed for a big renovation but, in many cases, it’s not all that deep. Here, we’re going to look at a few upgrades that can be just the ticket.

You Don't Need A Major Renovation To Update Your Home

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Make the fixes that it needs

There’s a good chance that there has been some issue in the home that could do with a repair for months, if not years, but you haven’t had the chance to get around to it. It could be something as simple as a loose floorboard or a door handle that is a little too loose. Know what household tasks you can and can’t DIY, and focus on fixes before you think about changes.

Open it up

You don’t necessarily need to knock down a wall to create an open space in your home. These open-plan areas are all the rage as of late, with formal dining homes becoming less of a thing, and more people looking to welcome visitors to make up for the isolation a lot of us have been feeling as of late. You can move some of the bulkier furniture out of the home, and pull in your seating a little closer towards one side, to leave the other side largely open for more foot traffic and standing room. Add some mirrors and natural light and the space can feel a lot airier and freer.

Change the color scheme

Updating the color scheme of any given room can immediately unlock a whole new level of decor potential. Rather than just changing the accents via the furniture and soft furnishings you use, you should also look at working with some residential painting services. Change the color scheme of your rooms at the base level and you can create whole palettes and feelings for each room.

Switch up your lighting

You don’t need major changes to your ceiling light fixtures to change how the lighting works in a room. One of the best things that you can do is to make an addition of ambient and task lighting fixtures to really layer the way that lights play in a room. An additional lamp or two can make a big difference.

Change up the details

Don’t be surprised that a few little changes can make a big difference. For instance, in your kitchen, changing up or repainting the handles on your drawers, cabinet handles, and other small fixture elements can help even a largely unchanged part of the room look majorly different. In the living room, the same goes for changing the door handles. You can maximize this change even further by painting the doors or cabinets themselves.

Don’t go rushing to renovate the home when a few simple updates might suffice. The examples named above can be just what you need to brighten and modernize the space.

Jess Benoit

Jess is a homeschooling mama of 3, wife, gamer, Whovian, Nerd

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