If your house isn’t allowing for the best functionality or simply isn’t a place where you feel at home, here are three simple ways you can renovate your home without taking down any walls.
Paint: White walls can lack personality, so even a subdued tan can bring some warmth and life. However, more intense colors can give even more personality to a room without being overwhelming. A mild yellow makes a room very cheery, while a coffee tan is neutral and relaxed. Remember, however, that good paint makes all the difference. Use a business database like Canada 411 to find a good paint store near you.
Rearrange: After painting, you can improve both a room’s functionality and personality by rearranging. Don’t be afraid to mix and match furniture from other rooms. Would the table from the foyer work behind the sofa? What about putting the antique corner shelf into the kitchen for added storage and counter space? Sometimes the only way to tell is to try it, so get ready to move a lot of furniture.
Buy New Furniture: In the midst of your rearranging, you may discover that you need a new couch—perhaps one that isn’t so bulky and faded. Maybe it’s a new table or cabinet that offers better space usage or that is a different design. You can head to the store or go online to find good prices on used or new furniture.
With some creativity and a lot of energy, you can make a few changes to turn your home into a place that fits your needs and reflects who you are.