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Ways to Update Your Home without Major Renovations

Ways to Update Your Home without Major Renovations

. 3 min read

Spending thousands of dollars on cumbersome interior and exterior remodelling projects is not exactly every homeowner’s ideal notion of a fun time. More often than not, you just want to breathe new life into the interior without busting the proverbial bank, preferably before Monday rolls along.

The good thing is that this is not just wishful thinking, and with a bit of careful consideration and planning, it can easily become a reality. There are numerous amazing interior and exterior solutions such as sprucing up the back yard, draping the walls in a fresh coat of paint, and bringing in statement pieces to bring every room back to its former glory. Here is how to update your home without any major renovations.

Update your lighting scheme

Before you go ahead and tamper with electricity in your home yourself, keep in mind that unless you’re only planning to replace the light bulbs, you should
consult an electrician. Experienced electricians will be able to produce detailed plans for the new lighting scheme while saving you precious time and money, as well as help you obtain all of the necessary materials at a fair price.

living room with good natural light from large windows

Aside from changing the light bulbs in your home for a more
energy-efficient option such as LED lights, you can also introduce auxiliary light fixtures such as coned lighting on the walls, and freestanding lights in the corners of the room. When planning your new lighting scheme, be sure to take into consideration how every beam of light will illuminate a certain part of the room – it will make all the difference in its aesthetic appeal.

Replace your statement furniture pieces

One of the best ways to spruce up any room and bring the design back to life is to simply update your statement furniture. Statement furniture refers to the focal points in every room that define the space, inspire people to gravitate towards them naturally, and allow other decor elements to shine. Typically, this will be a comfy couch in the living room, or a freestanding bathtub in the bathroom.

un made bed with wooden headboard and a matching side table

An inexpensive addition in your bedroom would be a premium king mattress
made out of breathable layers and stretch-knit fabrics, an upgrade that brings aesthetics and functionality into the mix. Complement the new mattress with new linens, covers, and throws and you will have yourself a focal point that radiates comfort and intimacy.

Spruce up the bathroom

When people think about bathroom renovations, they tend to think about rearranging the layout, or building a new walk-in shower, but in reality, your rejuvenation project needn’t be so taxing on the family budget. There are numerous quick-and-easy fixes for an old, worn-out bathroom interior, and you can pick and choose yours according to available time and finances.

Consider repainting the cabinets and replacing all the hardware and fixtures around the room to quickly elevate the aesthetics of the room. When renovating around the pipework or fixing your pipe network, be sure to consult a
plumber in order to avoid costly repairs down the road. You can also add a dash of intimacy by putting up timber Venetian blinds on the windows, and introducing a couple of natural elements as well such as a side table next to the bathtub or a wooden mirror frame over the vanity.

Rejuvenate the interior with colour

blue paint pot with blue roller

And finally, keep in mind that there aren’t many things that can change the look and feel of a home like a fresh coat of paint. One of the most frugal remodelling options at your disposal, painting the walls in a new hue or simply touching-up the old paint job can really help you rejuvenate the interior without busting the bank. The same can be said for the exterior, so don’t be afraid to spend the weekend repainting the facade to bring an aesthetic, welcoming look to life.

Home renovations can be expensive, there is no doubt about that, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some amazing design solutions that won’t put a dent in your budget. With these tips in mind, you can easily breathe new life into your living environment that will emanate positivity and serenity for years to come.

Darren Sherwood

Darren is the founder of his background in software development helped launch the expertEasy platform following late nights and lost weekends, he lives in Melbourne.