It might be the case that you are thinking of doing something new in your home. If you have been reading interior design blogs, looking on Pinterest, or coming across posts on other social media sites, it might have inspired the interior designer in you. Now, you may want to change the way that your home looks, and we are here to help you with this. We are going to be giving you some advice down below, so keep reading if you would like to find out more.
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A New Color
When it comes to houses or apartments, the same kind of principles apply. The first thing that you should think about doing is giving the space a new color. This really gives it a new lease of life that you didn’t know it needed until you looked at the walls and saw nothing but bland. Try to go in the opposite direction of whatever you want in originally, as this will make the biggest change to your home. So, if you have something like magnolia now, try and go for something that is warm and dark. It might not be your typical choice, but who cares about typical? Do something daring that makes your home feel fantastic.
Furniture You Love
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You should also think about the furniture that you love when you are trying to create something beautiful. How is it going to be positioned? What is the best order for things to sit in? Does that table look better in the living room or another room? It’s not just one room that you’re sorting out, so there is nothing wrong with moving things about from room to room where necessary. Sometimes, something that you have in another room would look perfect in your living room and vice versa.
Essentially though, as long as you have the pieces that you love, this is the main thing. If you want to purchase some more furniture, check out online stores to get some fantastic deals.
Finally, you might want to make sure that there are some happy memories scattered around the home. This could be something that someone has made for you, pictures of you and your family and friends from occasions that made you smile, and so on. There are plenty of ways to display happy memories in your home, and there is nothing more beautiful than that. When you walk through the home, you get to see all those times where you were happier than you ever have been, which will make you feel good at seeing these memories. It’s well worth it.
We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that you can do in order to create something beautiful in your home. Of course, this is going to be subjective, and you should never listen to what someone else has to say about your home. What is important is that you love what you have created, so enjoy it!
Finding your dream home isn’t always easy. When you have a specific vision of what you want, it can be hard to find a home that meets your exact requirements. Your search could take a long time, and still leave you searching for something that might never appear. So what are your choices instead?
Take a look at some of your options for building your dream home.
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Renovate and extend an existing property
While you might not find everything you’re looking for in a dream home, some properties could have some elements of what you want, with room for improvement. Being able to renovate and extend an existing property can be a very rewarding thing to do, helping you create a home that’s exactly to your taste and needs.
Renovating a home can be a long, difficult and costly process, but the end results are worth it. Research renovating a home to help you prepare for what lies ahead.
Build your own
If you truly want to create your dream home, then a great option is to build your own. This gives you complete flexibility over how your home looks and what it contains, provided you have the budget to make it happen. The first challenge is to research buying land to build a house and finding an available plot. From there you can bring in the necessary professionals to then turn your dreams into a reality.
Rebuild on an existing plot of land
Buying land to build a home can cost a lot of money, so another option could be to rebuild an existing house. Perhaps you want to turn a single story into a double story, or even completely demolish a property to build again! Building your home from scratch can be tough, but if there are existing foundations there, you could get your project off to a much easier start.
Find ways to transform your existing home
Could your dream home be right under your nose? Don’t rule out staying in your current home just yet. Making changes to your existing property such as an addition or converting some of the rooms could help you achieve exactly what you’re looking for, without having to move! A large home renovation can be a lot of work, especially if you’re living in the property at the same time, but if it saves you having to move, it could be the right move for you and your family.
With a lot of options to help you build your dream home, it could be more within your reach than you realize. Explore the different options that are available to you, do the calculations and choose the right option for you and your circumstances. There may be a lot of work ahead for you, but it will all be worth it when you finally cross the threshold into your dream home.
There is no denying that building a home from scratch can be an extremely exciting project. It is something that a lot of people dream about! They want to make sure that they have a property that is perfectly tailored to them. However, there is no denying that the journey to becoming a property owner of a home you have built yourself can be a difficult one. There are often a lot of hurdles along the way. So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at some top tips that can help you to navigate the process.
So there you have it: some of the different tips that you can follow to make sure that your new build is a success. We hope that the advice and tips that we have mentioned above will help to make sure that your new build dream is a big success. It can be a stressful yet exciting project for anyone. However, one of the best things you can do is make sure you enter the process with your eyes wide open, making the most of all of the advice and tips that come your way!
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When it comes to designing home living spaces, bigger is better. At least when perceptions of space are involved. Unfortunately, increasing the physical dimensions is usually impossible or mega expensive. Thankfully, it is possible to trick the eyes into thinking rooms are larger.
Here are five of the best ways to make it happen without the need to invest huge amounts of time or money.
#1. Introduce More Light
Lighter, brighter rooms will always look larger than their dark and gloomy counterparts. Whether it’s the installation of sliding doors to bring more light into the room or using ceiling lighting solutions is up to you. Dressing the windows in a more suitable manner can have a telling influence too. Either way, a combination of natural and electrical lighting should be used to create a brighter appearance. In addition to making the home look brighter, it can create a happier atmosphere.
#2. Make Smarter Color Choices
While bringing more light into the home establishes a positive platform, you need to do more. Choosing better color schemes can have a telling influence on the energy of a room, including spatial perceptions. Whether it’s a lighter shade of vinyl flooring, a neutral wall color, or a bold feature wall doesn’t matter. All of those features must work together to create the desired overall appearance. Meanwhile, the furniture choices can complement the strategy even further.
#3. Go Open Plan
Open plan living has become an increasingly popular choice in recent times. It makes the whole living area look far bigger, especially when sliding doors are used to step onto the garden. When you remove an internal wall but wish to retain the ability to section off individual spaces, sliding doors with glass panels work well. Again this ensures that the light is allowed to promote a larger vibe. Another top trick is to install a frameless shower unit rather than something that cuts off the visuals of the bathroom.
#4. Build Up
When looking to make rooms look larger, you will want to retain as much floor space as possible. As such, avoiding unnecessary clutter is vital. Even so, you will want to add decor features. Building up with tall cabinets rather than wide ones is a good starting point. Meanwhile, wall-mounted shelving can have a positive influence on using rooms to their full potential. Working vertically can also include making calculated choices regarding house plants or ornaments. Either way, the impact is huge.
#5. Choose Big Furniture
The idea of choosing larger furniture pieces may sound a little counterproductive. In reality, though, it can have a positive influence if used instead of several smaller furniture pieces. One big corner sofa can fit nicely in a difficult space compared to taking up the middle of the room with armchairs or small sofas. Further developments can be made by using retractable tables or ottomans that double up as storage as well as seating. When used with the other tricks, success is assured.
Over the past few months, I’ve been working with a client on her kitchen remodel. The process has been a well planned and thought out design, allowing plenty of time for thinking through the design concepts and researching the selections. For this project, the client has had a strong direction of what she likes and the look she is going for, bringing much of her inspiration to the project. While we’ve had on going communication and meetings, she has also spent time researching selections and the finishes she’d like to use. The concept board above is the most recent, finalized selections for the project. The three below (followed by the final) represent the evolution of the project as we entertained various “inspiration” photos and created the different looks, or boards, based on them. Construction is to begin in a few more months!
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