Whether you are looking to sell your home or you are just hoping to give it a more affluent look, an upscale design scheme is never a bad choice. Incorporate one or more of these ideas into your home to make it look more expensive.
Renovation Idea #1: When it comes to color, less is more.
If you picture expensive, upscale rooms that you want to emulate, you will probably find that they all have one thing in common: a neutral color pallet. There is a reason that neutrals are such a classic staple in interior design. Neutral colors tend to make the space appear calm and free of clutter.
If you are looking for an upscale atmosphere in your living room or dining areas, choose neutrals for any large pieces that will not be replaced often. This includes things like floors, furnishings, upholstery, and large fixtures. Add a pop of color with a few smaller, easier to replace pieces. The neutral backdrop will let your pop of color attract attention without overwhelming the room.
Renovation Idea #2: Tile is beautiful and affordable.
If your bathroom or kitchen needs a new look, consider incorporating more tile. Tile is surprisingly affordable and can give a classic, timeless ambiance to any kitchen or bathroom. If you have a larger area to tile, such as a floor, shower, or backsplash, you can use a second color of tile to create a pattern that will be both decorative and functional.
If you are trying to save money, creating a tile backsplash can be a great do it yourself project. Every time you see your backsplash, you will feel a sense of pride in knowing that you created this beautiful upgrade for your home.
Renovation Idea #3: Replace outdated light fixtures.
A dated light fixture can quickly age a room. Replace your older, outdated light fixtures with new, modern sources of lighting. The lighting sets the mood of the whole room, so it is important that your light fixtures reflect the style and elegance that you seek.
In many cases, this can also be a do it yourself project. Look online for videos on how to switch out light fixtures. As long as you are not changing the wiring in the room, this can easily be done in an afternoon. However, if you are looking to rewire part of the room, you might want to consult with a professional before tackling the project.
Renovation Idea #4: Create floor to ceiling shelving.
Floor to ceiling bookcases are a staple in many upscale homes, but it can be expensive to order custom-made shelving. If you buy several smaller shelving units that are the right size, they can be stacked and anchored to the wall to create the illusion of custom made, built-in shelving.
To learn more about fixing up your home before you sell, call Francine McElhenny at 772.925.9587 or send an email to francine(at)francinekidder(dotted)com.