Everyone wants their homes to look nice, but few people can afford the high cost necessary to achieve the desired results. But remodeling projects don’t always have to cost a small fortune. If you’re on a tight budget but would still like to do some home remodeling, here are three tips you can try.
When people want hard flooring, they usually go with wood, tile, or marble. Marble is especially costly but tile and wood flooring can be quite expensive as well. An under-utilized flooring material is brick. Compared to other materials, brick is relatively inexpensive and it’s extremely durable. A brick floor can last for decades and add significant value to your home. Bricks can be laid in a wide variety of patterns and they create a very unique look that you can’t achieve with other materials. Brick also creates a warm and cozy atmosphere in your home.
Modern home accessories are more expensive than they’ve ever been and can cause you to blow through your interior design budget in a hurry. If you really want to get the most out of your budget, the solution might be to invest in pre-owned vintage items. Remember that pre-owned doesn’t necessarily mean worn out and cheap. Keep in mind that things today simply aren’t made like they used to be and pre-owned items from decades past that have been treated good may still have many years of life left in them. When selecting vintage items, whether they’re furniture items or decorative pieces, take your time and visit a variety of second-hand stores. Be very selective, and don’t choose anything that’s obviously worn. In addition to saving money, vintage pieces provide a look that you simply can’t get with modern furnishings.
The technological age has gotten us into the habit of constantly throwing things out and replacing them with new things every couple years. This is obviously an expensive habit. If you want to maximize results with your interior decorating budget then you should think more carefully about which pieces can be recycled and used in fresh and interesting ways. Perhaps a favorite table that’s looking worn can be repainted or refinished to give it new life. It will be cheaper than buying a new one. You can replace lamp shades easily enough without throwing out the entire lamp to give it a new look. This tip can also be used in conjunction with the previous one. You can make some great finds at second-hand stores and yard sales that can be transformed into something new and exciting with a little work.
Source: Huffington Post