Interior Design: Stopping The Groan When You Come Home

It happens to many homeowners after a few years of more of living somewhere. You and the family start to notice faded paint, broken cabinets, and leaky faucets in the bathroom or kitchen sink. It’s a sign that aging or wear and tear has started to take hold of your humble abode. It’s good to have signs around the house that the place has been “lived in”, but there’s a difference been homeliness and simple decay of your property.

It’s time for you to stop the groan when you come home. No more sighing at the long list of broken things around the house that you need to fix or renovation jobs which seem insurmountable. Here are some pieces of advice on getting stuck in with interior design and renewing your home with A+ Construction & Remodeling to help it look the way it did when you first moved in.

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Form a plan

Perhaps you’re looking forward to getting stuck in with a little DIY, but you should be under no illusions regarding the scope of the task before you. You can’t approach home renovation without a solid plan. Knowing that you want to repaint and fix broken things isn’t enough. You’re going to entirely change the appearance of the house, and you need to plan each step of the process to ensure that changes to each individual room won’t leave any messes you can fix.

For example, you need to ensure that you have sufficient funds for the task at hand so you don’t end up making the house look worse when you can only afford to half-renovate it. You need to also figure out which jobs you have the skills to complete and which you’ll need to hire an expert to sort out. The key to interior design is to really focus on the initial concept before you start putting ideas into practice. You wouldn’t expect a construction worker to dive into building a house without some form of design plan.

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The kitchen

Many people say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and it’s doubtful that many people could deny that. This is the place where you and your family gather to eat food, socialize, laugh and simply spend some time together. The kitchen is important on so many levels, and ensuring that this room is warm, inviting and aesthetically pleasing to the eye is all integral to renovating your home and turning it into a cozy abode once more.

If your kitchen is currently an over-cluttered space then you might want to try out some storage ideas such as increased cabinet space to provide homes for the loose items left cluttering worksurfaces. You want to make the room feel a little more open and welcoming, and this could be achieved by tidying up the place, repainting the cupboards, fixing loose door handles and perhaps even upgrading any old, rusty and half-broken appliances.

The color theme

Colors are very important when it comes to decorating your home. One of the clearest signs of an aging home is a fading color theme; paintwork which has turned from a vibrant red to a dull pink, for example. Beyond a new paint job, however, you might want to add a little vibrancy in terms of color around the rest of the house. This doesn’t necessarily mean furnishing your home with every color under the rainbow, but creating powerful and distinctive themes throughout each room can really add some spark to your humble abode once more.

Starkly contrasting colors can really complement one another. For example, some moody dark-colored furnishings would be very striking against your bright, freshly-painted white walls. This is the modern, contemporary trend, and it’ll add some fierce character to rooms in your house. You want colors, textures and shapes to be distinctive in your home; that black and white contrast could help you achieve this. Again, it depends on your approach. Perhaps you have a different color theme; light blues or floral colors, for example. The key is simply to keep the theme consistent across your household.

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The bedroom

A home isn’t a home without a comfortable place to rest your head at the end of a long day. Whilst you might be content with creating an image for your home that impresses guests and looks good on paper, your bedroom is still important to the task of home renovation even if you’re the only one who ever sees it; this is about creating a cozy and welcoming home as well as a “pretty” home.

Perhaps it’s been a while since you’ve updated anything in your bedroom, and you could look at some nectar mattress reviews for inspiration regarding a comfortable and longer-lasting mattress for your bed in the future, you can match it with a bright color bed linen to get the cozy look you want.. This should be the coziest spot in the house because it’s the place to which you retreat at the end of a long day to relax and slowly fall asleep. Perhaps you read a book or watch TV first; whatever the case, it should be a relaxing environment.

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Don’t cut corners

This is the final and most important piece of advice. If you want to renovate your home properly and ensure it looks amazing for years before you need to do any work again then you need to ensure you do jobs properly the first time. Don’t cut corners by buying cheap materials, and don’t try to do jobs yourself if you know that they need a professional hand. The biggest reason for people’s failure with regards to home renovation projects is that they’re far too impatient. If you can’t afford to do it yet then just wait until you can; you’ll be wasting time and more money further down the line if you do a cheap job just so you can tick it off the list. Remember that interior design is supposed to be fun, and it needs to be a passion project if you want your home to look better. A half-hearted job will show its true colors, and there’s no point wasting your time on that.

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