This year we are spending hundreds of hours inside our home. With so much time on your hands, you can now finally embark on all those home projects you never had the time to do before. If you’re planning on revamping your room, then you’re in for a treat as we’ve compiled five renovations that can totally level up your room:
Change your door and door handle
A lot of people often forget that doors (and by extension, door handles) can be just as stylish as they are functional. Now, when it comes to choosing the right door for your room, it’s important that you examine your door requirements. It also pays to analyze your interior decor before picking out the door or door accessories. This way, you will be able to make sure that your door doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb and instead enhance the overall look of your room.
Update the room’s heating system
Homeowners across the United States are looking to become more energy-efficient, to the point that many of them have considered using solar panels. Due to this newfound sense of environmental conscientiousness, more and more people are looking for new ways to make their homes a little greener.
One way to transform your home and make it more sustainable is to properly maintain the heating system. Broken boilers may not be heating your home efficiently. This poses two problems: insufficient heating and wasted energy. A good way to avoid this problem is to routinely inspect your boiler. HomeServe’s article on boiler maintenance explains how unusual noises, increased gas or energy usage, and leaks in your system’s pipes are all indicative of boiler complications. It’s best to call in a professional if you notice any of the things listed above, as it will save you a lot of trouble if you get ahead of the problem before it gets worse. If you do need to replace your boiler, you may also want to consider switching to a more energy-efficient model that will make your home eco-friendly and heat efficient. It’s a change that will certainly transform your home for the better in the colder months.
Upgrade your storage spaces
The popularity of minimalist designs has highlighted how clutter can greatly impact our overall wellbeing. When renovating your room, plan out how you can incorporate storage spaces into your interior. The Spruce recommends making use of vertical spaces that are often forgotten, like those above doors and windows. To do this, all you have to do is add sturdy shelves high up and along the wall. Just remember not to store anything too heavy up above, like boxes full of books or large appliances. Instead, go for light objects that you rarely use, like small treasured trinkets or photos.
Change up your lighting
The whole feel and ambiance of your room greatly depends on lighting, so if you’re after simple changes with a noticeable impact then consider changing up your lighting. When it comes to lighting, Emma-Louise Pritchard writing for Country Living notes that it’s important to make a lighting plan and layer your lights. For example, if the room you are renovating is the place where you do most of your work, then consider how different lights can promote productivity. To achieve the ambiance that you want, layer your lighting by using different light sources across different levels. For instance, if you want to make a room look more spacious, Good Housekeeping suggests investing in both uplighting and low lighting fixtures, which can help create an illusion of height.
Redo your walls
If there’s one simple renovation that is popular for both beginning
DIYers and veteran renovators, it is painting your walls. It’s a project that
is relatively inexpensive, straightforward, and easy to fix. In most cases, the
hardest part would be picking out a color. To avoid getting overwhelmed, it’s
best to start by figuring out the general color characteristics you want. Do
you want a warm or cool shade? Neutral or saturated? Answering these questions
will help you get a sense of what you’re looking for and aid you in picking out
a few shades. Don’t forget to get samples so you can test them out and see how
they would look in your room at different times of the day.
For more tips be sure to check out our post ‘Best Ways to Decorate Your Apartment on a Budget’.