Redesigning a room is always a good prospect except for one problem – you may not have a lot of money to get it done. Thus, we can both agree that it is much better to remodel a room in any efficient and affordable way possible – and still get good results.
Interior designers are aware that the fastest and cheapest way to modify a room’s design is to deal with those dull white walls. Of course, you could try to paint the room with a bold, fresh shade, yet the newest design methods go one step further with faux painting, drywall, as well as non-traditional wall coverings.
In this post, we are going to discuss these latest design methods and give you tips on the simplest way to redesign your room on a budget. So keep reading…
1. Drywall Textures – Lure them with Your Beautiful Walls
Once entirely functional, drywall methods are currently a designer’s trick. Utilizing drywall methods to add fresh design or architectural touches, or merely re-texturing walls and ceilings, can modernize the general appearance of a house with a fairly small investment.
Ceilings and walls can be finished in different ways. Smoothing or re-texturing walls can improve and refresh older houses or even restore the original appeal to classical houses that could have been remodeled any time.
Changing up the outdated styles of texture (like skip and trowel or brushed) can greatly freshen and modernize a 30-year-old house.
However, covering those texture styles with a fresh layer of joint compound to look like plaster could refurbish the charm to a 1900s Victorian. Custom treatments and textures, like blending textured walls with entirely smooth ceilings, can provide a home with a unique appearance.
Orange Peel: The orange peel, a currently very popular finish, is made through spraying texture compound on a smooth wall and allowing it to dry. For a fresh look, paint it when ready.
2. Faux Painting – Entice them with Color
Faux painting is one popular way to make a change in a house today. Faux painting integrates special and decorative paint finishes, as well as methods that resemble wallpaper, like sponging, glazing, wood graining, ragging, and freehand designs.
Although numerous illusions can be obtained with faux finishing methods on flat surfaces, products that are textured can produce 3D effects. Other common finishes resemble denim, linen, or grass cloth.
With a tad skill, an amazing idea and a fresh color scheme, the interior of your home can look like a marble wall, an ancient Tuscan building, or a cloudy day.
Suede finish: To enliven a room such as an office, library or dining room, take a suede finish into consideration. Textured paints with solid materials such as silica can make walls appear—or even feel—as though suede.
3. Non-traditional Wall Coverings – Give Your Room a Modern Feel
Wallpaper has been a common alternative to room painting. But along with buying and setting up traditional wallpaper, there are numerous types of wall coverings that’ll warm up a room. Grass cloth, cork, bright fabrics are becoming common as unique methods to change a room’s look.
Several home improvement projects can add value to a house while others just don’t. Let us discuss first the home improvement projects that actually pay off in the article Top 6 Home Improvement Investments by HomeAdvisor. A few ideas are provided below:
“1. Bathroom Remodel/Addition
A bathroom remodel is a smaller, affordable remodeling project that can have a great impact on your everyday life. From updating tired fixtures to adding more storage to creating a relaxing haven, any changes you make to your bathroom are guaranteed to improve your daily routine.
Bathroom remodeling wish list: New cabinetry and storage, artistic sink fixtures, jetted tub, skylight
2. Kitchen Remodel
Today’s kitchens are at the hub of family life, often serving as a dining area, home office, and gathering place. Whether you choose a major kitchen remodel or just want to rejuvenate one aspect with new lighting, appliances, cabinetry or tile, updating your kitchen can make it easier to accommodate your busy lifestyle.
Kitchen remodeling wish list: Granite countertops, walk-in pantry, state-of-the-art appliances
3. Basement Remodel
Remodeling the basement is a cost-effective way to greatly expand your home’s living space. Suddenly you could have a guest room, a children’s play room, a home office, a recreation room. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.
Basement remodeling wish list: Media room, bar, soundproofing, plenty of natural light”
Not all home improvement schemes increase your home’s value. The article 7 Home Improvement & Remodeling Ideas that Increase Home Value (And What to Avoid) by Money Crashers provides improvement ideas that have low value or none at all. Below are just a few:
“1. In-Ground Swimming Pools
In-ground swimming pools cost $30,000-$75,000, depending on the type of pool installed. While installing a pool may seem like a good idea, a swimming pool makes your house more difficult to sell. Many people, especially families with small children, do not want to buy a house with a pool. Eliminating families with small children drastically reduces the number of people willing to buy your home. In addition, installing a pool increases your energy costs, and raises your homeowners insurance. A swimming pool also requires a lot of maintenance, and usually costs around $1,000-$2,000 or more to operate.
2. Gourmet Kitchens with High-End Accessories
While you may love your $10,000 commercial stove, and top-of-the-line Tuscan tiles, these costly additions don’t pay off when you list your home for sale. If you plan on moving within the next 3-5 years, and you want to remodel your kitchen, invest in quality, serviceable appliances that appeal to many people. In general, too much customization in a home turns buyers away.
3. Whirlpool Baths
It may sound fun and relaxing to take a hot bath after a long workday, but potential buyers will not pay extra for a newly installed whirlpool bath. In addition, the costs for installing a whirlpool tub can be prohibitive. Many homeowners install luxury bathtubs, only to discover they need to invest in a larger hot water tank for the tub to work properly. Furthermore, installing a tub may result in high energy bills, and additional monthly maintenance costs.”
A few non-traditional wall covering alternatives:
Foil (a few people refer to it as “Mylar”) can be hard to apply because it manifests the wall surface’s imperfections, and also it can get easily wrinkled. But the patterns and reflective surface on numerous foil wallpapers can be extremely contemporary.
Cork wall coverings are rather thicker as they have a cork surface. They create a dark, cozy, and woodsy effect and can frequently be seen in offices or family rooms.
Paper-backed fabric demonstrates the high-quality appearance of a fabric wall covering, but it can be set up easily with a vinyl-coated paper. The backing adds up to a stiffness that hide wall defects and also makes it simpler to manage the material.
If you’d like to know more which home improvement projects do and do not pay off, the articles above provide more ideas. Just click through them and get a couple of tips.