While we all want to buy a brand new home, that is simply not the reality for most folks. If you think your home looks run down or simply not impressive, you don’t need to break the bank. You can make your home look more expensive with a few simple projects that you can do yourself.
These tips will give you a home that looks new and is on trend
Paint the floor
If you have ugly wood or vinyl flooring that you don’t have the money to replace consider painting it. This instantly updates the room. Choosing patio paint is a good option because it is formulated for heavy foot traffic.
If you want to get creative you can even use tape to create patterns on the flooring. This however, will take more time and effort and really, a single color does the trick.
Incorporate window dressing
You might have blinds but do you have curtains? Blinds are very utilitarian and they don’t add anything to a room, window dressings however, can create a mood.
Shop for stylish curtain rods and curtains that match the décor of each room.
When it comes to actually hanging the curtains be sure that they extend a foot above your windows and several inches past each side. Some people choose to hang their curtains even higher than this as it can give the impression of a higher ceiling.
Get rid of outdated light fixtures
You think you don’t notice light fixtures and what they do for a room but you do. The right lighting can add ambience as well as practicality to any room.
Choose light fixtures that are simple and modern, nothing to crazy that will be seen as ugly in three months. If you have a little extra money, consider getting a simple chandelier for the front hall, dining room or even the bedroom.
Add crown moulding
There is no simpler way to add elegance to a room than the addition of crown moulding. It will hide the joints between your walls and ceiling while giving the room a luxurious feel.
More and more we are seeing people painting their crown moulding a different color than the walls. This is an interesting way to make sure the moulding gets noticed.
Turn your fridge metallic
Stainless steel refrigerators are all the rage and that is not going to stop anytime soon. They make any kitchen look more expensive but we can’t all afford to get new appliances when we sell. You can still get the look of stainless steel.
You can purchase metallic paint at your local hardware store that you can use to update the look of your fridge.
You can also buy sheets of metal that you can cut to size and stick onto your fridge. You can do this for your other appliances as well or your cupboards if you wanted to get creative.
Create a carriage door look for your garage door
If you have a plain old garage door without windows, you can still get the look of carriage doors. Simply paint on windows and add some simple hardware. It’s super easy and cheap and looks like a million bucks.
Keep these tips in mind and you will be able to increase the value of your home without breaking the bank.