Are you looking for a productive way to spend your upcoming four-day weekend during the April holidays? If staying indoors and avoiding the hectic traffic sounds like your ideal plan, then renovating your home might just be the perfect passion project. By taking on small to medium sized renovation projects, not only can you add value and personality to your living space, but you can also still have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the holiday break with your family.
Starting a home renovation project can be exciting, but it’s important to approach it with a plan in place. Before any work begins, take the time to research and create a list of necessary supplies and a budget is crucial. This will help you keep on track and avoid overspending, as well as minimise the need for multiple trips to the hardware store and allow you to approach your renovation project with confidence and a clear plan of action. Additionally, it is important to set a realistic goal for your project, and not be too ambitious.
It is important to consider where you will be storing your materials and tools. Since you will be working where you sleep, it is essential to be mindful of the space you have available. If the area is too crowded, it may be a good idea to rent a self storage space at Smartbox to ensure that your workspace is organised and free from clutter.
Colour your world
If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind look for your home, why not try some creative painting techniques? Applying a fresh coat of paint to a room can be an easy and affordable way to give it an inspiring transformation. A light and bright colour will open up the space, while a darker hue can give it a smaller, more intimate feel. It’s worth noting that white walls tend to get dirty over time, so they may need an extra layer of paint to bring back their vibrancy. Colour washing is a great way to add texture and dimension to any wall, and or a touch of luxury, add metallic accents by using paint with a hint of metal in it or use resist art with liquefied watercolors. Stencils are another terrific way to create patterns and dynamic designs that will make your room stand out from the rest.
Let there be (RGB) light!
If you’re looking to add some excitement and creativity to your living space, try using dynamic lighting effects with an RGB LED light. With a few simple adjustments, you can change the atmosphere in your room and create unique looks that are sure to impress your friends and family. You can choose from a range of colors and hues, such as blues and purples for a calming effect, or vibrant yellows and oranges for a more energising vibe.
You can even select different shades of each color to create subtle variations in lighting. It’s easy, affordable and will instantly upgrade the look of any room!
Shelves are the underrated star in any household. Not only do they provide a great storage solution, but shelving take advantage of unused space vertically on the walls and can provide some aesthetic storage space or even a new home for a vertical plant.
The old replaced with the new
Change out old fixtures like door handles, light switches, cupboard knobs and drawer pulls for something more modern or in line with the rest of the décor. Matching all fixtures together can create a symmetrical vibrance over the entire household.
An intensive clean can have intensive rewards
Grab out the spare toothbrush and give your tiles or floorboards a good clean and polish. Using a hard cleaning product such as gumption can brighten up the spacing and get rid of any lingering dirt. While you’re at it, organising those storage space you’ve been putting off for years is a great motivator. Tidy up that cabinet full of cables and cords you said someday you’ll find a use and start with on a clean slate.
Reinvent your old furniture
Reupholstering your furniture is easier on your wallet than replacing it and avoids the landfill too. Give your furniture a new colour and it will completely change the look, feel and dynamic of the product.
Velvet is perfect for material that’s stylish, easy to clean and doesn’t heat up in the summer months. Cotton blend is very durable and family friendly, perfect if you have a household of little ones.
For heavy wear furniture such as the every day couch, olefin is highly resistant to mildew, sunlight, stains and abrasion, perfect for indoors and outdoors. Whatever material you pick, reupholstering allows for a unique aesthetic for your household and will completely change the look in just a weekend.