Home remodeling or redesign of interior spaces is always an exciting time. It gives this feeling of freshness, an impetus to reach for new goals and try out new things.
It can also end up being costly, time-consuming, and downright frustrating, and disappointing if not properly done.
With the increase of DIY sites such as Pinterest and YouTube, more people are choosing to do their home remodeling without involving experts.
This provides a great opportunity to learn new skills while at the same time providing cost savings from hiring experienced designers or architects.
Remodeling your house for a new and improved décor comes with a few basic rules. However, you don’t have to run the extra expense of hiring an architect or remodeler.
There’s little that you can do about increasing the spatial construction of your home. However, you can remodel the existing space to work for you. Here are 6 tips to keep in mind:
1. Minimalist Designs Always Work
Houses are often overrun by things that are rarely used. For some folks, a home with barely anything insight may be devoid of character and life.
However, minimalism is the best aesthetic that can be added to your home. It gives the added impression of clean space and promotes quality over quantity.
Declutter your home by storing out-of-sight anything that you don’t need.
Letting go of furniture, old electronics, and other items of sentimental value that you don’t need may be difficult, but it is worth it in the long run.
A minimalist design is calming and can be good therapy if you are under stress. If you cannot pull off the minimalist look for the entire house, do it for any space that you use primarily for relaxation.
2. Natural Light Is Always the Best Option
Lighting has much to do with space perception. Natural light not only looks good but is much cheaper than artificial lighting.
Placing lighter-colored drapes over large windows is a sure way to go about it and is also the best way to improve lighting control.
Three types of lighting schemes are to be considered when installing functional lighting. The first and most important, i.e., ambient lighting, is directly dependent on the paint color scheme.
Accent lighting and task lighting depend less on the color scheme than the task required. There are, in fact, low voltage accent and task lights that can be left plugged on an entire day.
These will provide the impression of continuous space.
3. Choose the Correct Paint Scheme
Lighting goes hand-in-hand with the paint color scheme that you will adopt for your home. It is important to always paint a room under natural light where possible.
The paint color scheme should reflect the ultimate space requirements and whether these will be retained over the long-term.
Darker colors may look rich and warm, while lighter colors may give the impression that the room is bigger.
In most cases, it is better to use darker colors for smaller rooms such as bedrooms which are completely enclosed. For larger spaces and open plan rooms, brighter colors always tend to do better justice.
One exception to the small-space rule would be that of a college dorm room. In this case, brighter colors may work better given the usual minimal natural light.
4. Designate Certain Areas for Certain Activities
One way to improve the space aesthetic for your home is to designate certain areas for certain activities. In other words, nothing should be where it isn’t supposed to be.
Dirty clothes in the laundry room, books in bedrooms or on shelves, shoes in the rack, etc. Discipline is a critical part of making this work.
5. Go Vertical Instead of Horizontal
Make use of mounted bookcases and vertical shelves instead of tables and other low threshold options. This increases the available walking space and also provides a cover for bare walls.
6. Customize Furniture to Be Adaptable & Multi-Functional
Who said a chair couldn’t be a bed? Or a table can’t make a good shelf? Customizable furniture is one of the best and most innovative ways to improve your home’s space layout and take minimalism to the next level.
Modular designs also accentuate the uniqueness of your space which improves its overall look.
Space Reconfiguration Doesn’t Have to Carry a Strenuous Expense
Making space in your homework for you does not have to be expensive. You certainly don’t need an expert to do it for you. With the 6 simple tips above, you can begin remodeling your living space to work for you.