It’s normal to feel insecure when starting a remodeling project, after all, there are many things to worry about. However, if you plan and hire a trusted professional, you can relax and enjoy seeing your new home arise. That being said, here are five lessons you should consider when remodeling your house!
“Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it. - Chuck Palahniuk
Use trends, but don’t get rid of old stuff
It’s common when you’re doing a renovation at home that you feel like throwing out everything you own and just getting new stuff. Afterall, you’re already doing a renovation, so why not renew the whole thing? Well, remember that each thing is money involved and new stuff is expensive. So when working on a budget, you need to limit your picks.
What you need to do is:
Choose a couple of decor trends to add to your home, but keep the old ones you like most.
Work with your home’s character
It’s very likely that you have some elements in your house that are going unnoticed, but that are really beautiful and deserve their minute of fame. So, take the opportunity of a home remodel to pay attention to everything you have and choose something to give a standout once the remodel is done. It can be something like:
- Throw pillows
- Wall art
When you have something that’s beautiful, use it in your favor!
Go for timeless
You should always make choices according to your personal style, things that will give your home a bit of personality, but also remember: go for a timeless look! Whether you go for rustic or modern, remember to set “timeless as a must-have too.
If you’re remodeling the kitchen, you can choose a natural wood cabinetry that will be both modern (did you know natural wood is a 2019 kitchen trend?) and beautiful for a long long time.
Choose the right paint
For each room of the house, there’s a right type and color of paint you can choose. Of course, it also depends on your own personality.
There are a lot of things to consider. Besides color, you need to pay attention to the types of finishes (matte, glossy, etc.), and always remember that primer is essential! This guide on how to choose paint will help you understand that better.
For now, you can think about the feelings and psychological effect some of the common colors bring to a room, such as:
- Red: warmth, comfort, coziness, love
- Orange: excitement, beauty, freshness, energy
- Yellow: happiness, boldness, discomfort
- Blue: cold, calm, serenity, loneliness
- Green: nature, luck, fortune
- Purple: royalty, wisdom, wealth
- Black: formality, sophistication, elegance
- Brown: earth, safety, nature, vastness
- White: sterile, spacious, pure
- Pink: romance, delicate, joyfulness, vibrant
You can add as much style as you want, as long as you keep in mind that you’ll actually be living in that home and there’s this other thing that’s even more important. That is: comfort! Since you’ll be spending your time mainly resting inside your home, you need to be comfortable and provide comfort for your family as well, right?
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