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Make It Look Like An Expensive Remodel Without Spending Much

Angelita Orona/ July 29, 2015/ House Remodels/ 1 comments

Not many realise that it is not necessary to empty their pockets while renovating a home. It is very much possible to have the cake and eat it too. An expensive looking remodel without being expensive – now, how good is that?! This is exactly what we are going to discuss in this blog. Here we go…

Swap the Old Light Fixture for a New One
If you are used to having the same old light fixture overhead the dining table, swap it for a new one, you would be amazed at how much it impacts the ambience of the space.

Move on to the Classics
You would be baffled at how much neutrals can add to the high-end feel. Awash your living area with neutrals and relish in the clutter-free, calm eloquence it brings. You can add style and glamour to rooms through neutral hues for upholstery, fixtures and floors. Accessorise in bold colours in these rooms and you will be awed how much the hotter hues stand out amongst the neutral ones, adding style to your living space.

The Tile Transformations
If you are expecting a good bang for your bucks, then add these beautiful timeless transformation techniques to your wish list while remodelling. Ideal for the kitchen and bath area, tiles offer a stunning look while not impacting your pocket much.

Improvise on Interior Doors
Don’t add those boring solid doors to your house interiors. There are plenty of space saving pocket doors that are beautiful and cost effective. They serve dual purpose – for creating a separation within open floor plans and elevating the style of your room. These are ideal for the living area.

Add Dimension through Moulding
You can give a panelled look to plain walls by adding narrow moulded stripes. This is popularly known as ‘picture framing’ and is used for drawing attention to certain areas of the room. It is important however to keep the edges aligned and the spacing even to ensure that it stays symmetrical.

Add Ceiling Medallions
Adding a little architectural details make any interior look expensive. One of the best ways to portray an expensive remodel is to turn the ceiling into a focal point by embellishing the area around a light fixture by using a polyurethane ceiling medallion. If you are keen in making it look even more luxurious, you can choose one of the decorative medallions available and colour it to match with your hue.

Coordinate Hardware & Accessories
This is a neat trick and many miss out discounting it as unnecessary expenditure. You can coordinate the hardware and accessories especially in the kitchen and bathrooms to suit the remodel. This will offer a luxurious and well polished look to your living space.

Add Tonal Contrasts
Do not opt for matching colours; instead, choose contrasting ones to add that additional style. Tonal contrasts offer an interesting and attractive look to the living area. Mix up shades of white, espresso and taupe to add a touché of luxury and class.

Walkway Upgrades Work Wonders
If you are looking for that simple but effective change in your landscape, don’t look beyond your walkway. Ensure that the upgrade complements your exterior theme of the remodel.

Your Entrance as the Focal Point
It may not be needed for you to spend heavily on a complete exterior makeover. A simple change to your entrance will have a wonderful impact on your home’s curb appeal. Using a dark shade to your doorway will make it pop amongst the lighter shaded porch. Adding symmetrical plantings on either side of the walkway will add to the charm.

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