Change Up the Look of Your Home with Zero Construction
Posted on March 16, 2022
Making a house a home doesn't just happen overnight. A well-lived-in house typically comes with years of a well-lived life. However, we all want change sometimes. No matter how cozy our homes get, sometimes we have the urge to spruce it up a bit.
The idea of a good sprucing generally means money and noisy construction, though. But what if we told you that you could spruce up your home without any of the noise — and at a minimal cost? There are plenty of ways to update your home that will leave you happy and rejuvenated, and many of them aren't going to break the bank.
Here are some tips on how to change your home.
1. Open up your space.
If you want to make changes to your home, then opening certain spaces is often the best place to start. Sometimes, when we've lived in a home for a while, we accumulate things that we simply don't need. You can make huge changes just by decluttering your living space. But opening a space up can also mean more than just getting rid of things. Sometimes, a bigger change is in order.
One easy way to open up your space without too much investment is to change the style of patio doors in your home. Sliding patio doors, for example, are energy-efficient, easy to install, and don't take up much space. As a bonus, they look great, too. If you want to open both your outdoor and indoor spaces, maybe consider French patio doors. These offer a welcoming aesthetic and a great focal point. To bring the outside in — without actually bringing the outside in — consider patio screen doors. These are great for those spring days where you want to sit and chat in the dining room but feel the breeze from outside.
Opening up your living space by decluttering can do wonders for the look of your home, but to really make it pop, finding a fresh style of patio doors can make a big difference.
2. Brighten things up.
Make your home feel new without the headache of construction by changing up the lighting scheme. Patio doors help do this because they allow more light in, but you could also update the lighting itself.
Start with light fixtures. Do they look like they're from the 80s, but maybe not in a good way? If so, it's probably time to update them. When tackling this project, you can tailor your budget to meet your specific goals. Even small, understated fixture updates can go a long way in helping to make a room pop.
Once you've decided how you want to update your light fixtures, you will want to think about the lights themselves. Do you want the place to be brighter? Less bright? There is a wealth of options, and you will want to choose something that best complements the scheme of the room. For example, a darker room might require more lights while a bright room that has French patio doors might need very little light because it's already naturally well-lit. A poorly lit room can feel smaller and more cramped, while a properly lit room will feel open and inviting.
3. Choose a new color.
If your walls have always been painted the same color, it might be time to change things up. Color can make dramatically change the feel of a room. Darker colors can be cozy and moody and can make a statement. Lighter colors can make a room feel open, bright, and airy.
The great thing about changing the color of paint on your walls is that your options are seemingly endless and it's relatively easy to do. With the right, repainting a room can be a manageable, DIY project that totally changes the look and feel of a room and your home as a whole.
To learn more about updating your home in fun, creative ways, get in touch with Expo Home Improvement today!