9 Common Home Renovation Ideas

Admit it; you are sometimes filled with this urge to change up your house one way or another. Whether it’s breaking down a wall to create more space or redecorating a room, the urge to improve and renovate can be strong.

There are a number of ways to brighten up your home without having to spend too much money or time. Here are a few suggestions.

  1. Add a crown molding

Crown molding is the trimming that’s added to connect the ceiling to the wall. If you chose the right design, it can make any room look elegant and sophisticated. These can be bought at any hardware store. Depending on the style and material you choose, it can cost around $100 to $300. And if you are handy enough, you can install this yourself on the weekends.

  • Smart closet for storage

We can never go wrong with more storage space. The problem is having to give up space for storage at home when most homes are already cramped as it is. But if you do have a bit of room to spare, getting a cheap shelf from the store, giving it a fresh coat of paint, add rods and hangers and you got yourself the perfect closet for storage at home.

  • Make your own pillows

Everyone enjoys spending time in their living room. It’s a great way to relax and spend some quiet time at home. What will make it even more wonderful is with beautiful pillows that you made yourself. Making your own throw pillow is a good way to save money and to improve your sewing skills.

  • Repaint your room

Painting a room is a sure way of giving it a fresh new life. It is relatively easy to do and a lot less expensive compared to other renovation ideas. The key is choosing the right color scheme that fits the purpose of the room. Darker shades are perfect for libraries, home offices, or even a spy shop. Bright shades make for a relaxing bedroom.

  • New gout

Give your tile floors a new lease on life by putting in new gout. Dirty and stained gout could be one reason why tile floors can look old. A cost-effective way of fixing that is by simply adding new gout.

  • Blackout curtains

It is only in recent years that we are hearing about people using blackout curtains as a design choice. Not only are they functional; they block out light with their heavy material, they can add a bit of style and elegance in any room. They also help you conserve on the electric bill as they keep heat or cold from escaping out the windows.

  • Murphy beds

This is an amazing idea to do for your kid’s bed or even your bedroom. Murphy beds are an awesome way to maximize space in any bedroom. The normally unused wall and spaces beside the bed can be transformed into shelves or spacious drawers. There are even tutorials online on how to make your own DIY Murphy bed.

  • Rustic Wooden shelves

A little touch of cottage-style decor can always bring a new fresh take on a room. Making a rustic wooden shelf above your toilet seat or in the hallway will free up space for you to showcase pictures frames or for storing trinkets and knick-knacks. These are quite easy to do by yourself with a few tools and a free weekend.

  • Go with vinyl

If it is not wood, then we can definitely replace our floor with something new and fresh using vinyl. These are cheap materials with almost unlimited choices of color and pattern. They are easy to install and even easier to maintain.

Author Bio:

Eliza Brooks is an ardent blogger and frequent traveller who writes about home improvement, travel, and the latest trends on emerging technologies. She is currently working with EyeSpySupply, the leading spy shop, which offers a wide range of surveillance equipment and vehicle tracking devices.