Have you ever gotten tired of looking at the same thing over and over? Me too. I can’t stare at something for too long because then it starts to look incorrect; like a word. Ever stare at a word so long that you begin to question whether or not you won that spelling bee in third grade, or if you even passed third grade at all?
The same can be said about the landscape you see everyday. The bedroom walls, the kitchen cabinets, the dining room table. The more you look at something, the more you see, the more you notice. The cracks in the paint, the swing in the cabinet, the scratches on the table.
Breathe new life into your home with some home renovations that won’t break the bank.
Rip Off The Wallpaper
If you have wallpaper on your walls, rip it off and start fresh! Try a different finish than what you had before. For example, if you had matte paint on a walls, do a glossy finish instead! Instead of something loud or patterned, do something more toned down or a brand new colour scheme in general. Do the opposite of what you had and you’ll feel like it is a brand new room and you’re waking up in a completely different place.
Paint Kitchen Cabinets
Depending on what your kitchen cabinets are made of, paint them for a fresh look! Instead of spending money for installation of new cabinets - paint it! Paint it darker for a more sleek chic look in your kitchen, or white for a bright spacious space. Now, if you really are in need for a brand new look - replace the doors of your cabinets (make sure the base shelving is still intact) which will give you a new look without investing a bunch of money
Install New Covers For Switches
It’s really easy to forget about the switches in your home, but you shouldn’t. It is the connection between you and the light in your house. Doing an inexpensive change, like switching the old and dated switch plates to something newer, such as something with a dim light or a button instead of a switch, will really breathe new air into your home.
Make A Feature Wall
If all your walls are plain or just one color throughout your house, add something new that makes it different. For example, a wall with a larger photo of some sort of artwork. If you’re more into the minimalist look - add a geometric pattern onto the wall itself - use tape and paint and next thing you know you have an artistic wall that stands out!
Throw Everything Out
Even though this isn’t necessarily a renovation - it can make your living space so much more different if you do it right. Get rid of everything that you don’t need. Rent a dumpster and use your dumpster rental to its fullest potential. Keep it for the full rental period and toss everything that you don’t need in your house. More room gives you more breathing space, thinking space, and just living space in general. Who wouldn’t want that?
Revamp Your Mirrors
Add a trim to that wonderful mirror in your bathroom. Some basic shelving and a frame will really change the look and feel of your bathroom. See yourself in a different light, be picture-perfect with a frame and store your beauty products on a new shelf to make it easy to see and reach.
Some ideas to help you feel like you’re in a brand new place without spending too much money is always a great summer do-it-yourself project. Start off the summer season breathing in fresh air, waking up in a new room and seeing yourself in a different light!