You may have decided to pack out of your house to a new place for various reasons. As you start over in a new place, make it better than the place you were before either by new decorations or even a change of furniture.
Moving to a new house in a completely different environment can at times be overwhelming. However, it doesn’t have to be all you need is the basics required to make a house feel cozy and turn it into a real home that you are proud of.
The best way to give your new house a new look and make it cozy is by remodeling to suit your personal style.
5 things you should do before remodeling
Get your mindset right
What do I mean by this? Well, as you know renovating any house is not a walk in the park. You need to know that it may take some time and that not all things will turn out as you had hoped.
Going to this process with a growth mindset will leave room for any changes that may occur. This will go a long way to shield you from any disappointments or stresses.
Have a budget
Whether you have a lot or little money, you have to plan accordingly. Determine what you want to change and allocate a certain amount to each section. This will ensure you don’t waste or exhaust your money before accomplishing what you had planned.
Granted, you may want to make major changes to your home but unfortunately, your budget may not allow it. The next best thing to do is to consider acquiring a home improvement loan. There are different types of home improvement loans and lenders with different terms. Just take time to research on the best option for you and settle with that.
Consult a professional
Reaching out to one of your local realtors or an interior designer to come to your house is recommended. They will be able to give you an estimate of how much it would cost you to renovate.
The interior designer may even go further as to suggest placement of furniture and recommend the best place to get high-quality items for your home. However, when it comes to an interior designer you may have to pay a consultation fee. For the value given by a professional, I believe this would be a worthy investment.
Make use of a site such as Pinterest to get inspiration. Search for furniture ideas, placement, decorations and many more. This will help you know what you need to buy and exactly how you want everything to be placed.
Honestly, Pinterest is a gold mine and you would really benefit from all the decor ideas and household pictures shared by others. Some people even share how they went about their whole renovation process.
Develop a plan
Now that you already have your budget and have already been advised by professionals, sit down and device a plan of action. Take time to plan out where you will start and what you will need to buy to make it a success.
Failing to plan is planning to fail. So make it a priority to go into details and also make sure you follow through with the plan. This will make the whole process seamless.
Getting Started With the Renovations
Having developed a plan, it is time to start with your renovations. There are a few things that you should focus on.
Cleaning the house from top to bottom
Before you begin revamping your house, take some time to clean it thoroughly. Get to those places that could be home to any unwanted things and get rid of them.
It is also a good idea to hire a pest control service provider to help you with the extermination of any insects. It is always best to get this done before bringing in your new household items.
Adding a fresh coat of paint or even a different color all together makes a very big difference to your space. You should just paint your house according to your personal style. I’d recommend going with white because it makes your space look and feels bigger.
While painting also put into consideration how it would turn out once you have all your furniture in place. To avoid any color clashing situations.
Do It Yourself (DIY)
There are parts of this project that you can definitely do by yourself. Be it painting the walls or crafting some storage spaces you don’t necessarily need to delegate these tasks. Save your coins and check out the many tutorials on the web on how to do what you want and get it done.
Buying household items
If you had other items from your previous home and you want to change things up you should consider either donating them or selling them. This will give you the freedom to upgrade and get all the items you want to have in your new space.
Then buying these items make sure you compare prices from different stores to see who’s cheaper. This will save you some money that may be used on something else.
Decorating your house is a major part in making it look cozy. Take time to make some decorations maybe by using gold spray paints on bottles for display. Surf the internet and get inspiration on the decorations you can use around the house.
Also making small decorative changes to a place like a bathroom would definitely change up the look. Try changing the faucets and maybe hanging a wall art and see how much better it will look. Also, consider investing in some storage boxes that look good or just create some.
You may also consider having some greenery around the house. You could either plant some trees outside or have some potted plants in the house. However, you should remember to water the plants often or else they’ll just wilt and die.
Renovating your house can be a tiresome experience but it is worth every sweat and time spent on it. Enjoy the process as you go and be open-minded in case you need to change things up.
After your house is all good and newly decorated make sure to always keep up with the cleaning. This makes your home look even better. Try your best to avoid clutter at all times