Top Tips for a Complete Home Makeover

Top Tips for a Complete Home Makeover

Studies have suggested that in the coming years, homeowners will be more inclined to renovate and redecorate their property instead of moving home. This trend is likely influenced by the volatile housing market and the continuing after-effects of the pandemic. 

As such, if you’ve decided to redecorate your home in 2024, you’re not alone.

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With that in mind, here are some top tips that you can use to execute a successful home makeover! 

Set your budget for Home Makeover

Before you’re able to jump into the “fun” side of renovation, such as picking out new furniture or wallpaper, you must first decide how much you are going to spend on this project. 

While there are many ways to save money when giving your home a much-needed makeover, the “average home renovation cost is around $63,500,” which is why budgeting ahead of time is so crucial. It can help to keep your spending in check so that you are to see the project through to completion. 

When budgeting, ensure that your budget is sufficient ahead of time by: 

  • Getting accurate costs for any services 
  • Saving a specific amount of money each month
  • Write down a list of essential tasks and those which you will only complete if your budget allows. 

Invest in a storage unit

Investing in a storage unit is also worthwhile when renovating your home. Firstly, it gives you the chance to work with a blank slate, as you can see exactly what you are working with. It also reduces the chances of any of your furniture or belongings getting damaged during this time. 

Resell old furniture

Before putting your furniture into storage, think carefully about your plan for your newly-improved home. If any items of furniture no longer match this aesthetic or theme, consider reselling them. This way, you can add some extra money to your overall budget and create a space that is visually cohesive. 

If you do not want to resell these items but no longer need them, consider donating them to charity instead. Many local charities will even pick up heavy items for free so that you do not have to dispose of them yourself. 

Add an extension.

If you are short on space but cannot afford to move to a bigger property, consider adding an extension to your home during this time. For example, an extra room could serve as the perfect work-from-home space, a playroom for your children, or even an extra bedroom.

However, this is not an easy undertaking. As such, you should hire the appropriate professionals to support you throughout every step of this project. For example, you should work with a restumping company to lay the foundations of the extension. This way, you can enjoy the additional space for years to come! 

Shop second-hand. 

Shopping for furniture and decorating supplies is a great way to save some extra money, especially if you’re already worried about your budget. 

However, when thrifting, it is important that you’re able to seek out items with great potential rather than those that are perfect. For example, if you spot a dining room table that is looking a little worse for wear, you could always upcycle this to restore some of its natural glory. 

Choose a theme for each room.

If you are unsure where to get started when it comes to interior decorating, try to choose a theme for each room. This will make other decorating decisions, such as choosing a colour scheme and picking out furniture, much more straightforward, as you have a clear idea in mind of the kind of space you are trying to curate.

For example, if you want to turn your bedroom into a peaceful oasis, you could opt for a colour scheme consisting of soft, pastel shades of blue and green. These colours will instantly make you feel relaxed and have also been known to support healthy sleeping patterns. 

Alternatively, if you were looking to create a luxury living room, you could focus on selecting statement pieces of furniture or art that will bring the “wow” factor to the space. Either way, having a clear theme in mind will help you quite considerably moving forward. 

Brush up on your DIY skills. 

There are some home maintenance tasks that you simply cannot carry out independently. This includes any tasks that require you to carry out any plumbing or electrical work unless, of course, you’re a qualified plumber or electrician. However, there are many others that you are able to DIY! 

For example, you could save a lot of money by opting to repaint your walls or hanging wallpaper yourself, as opposed to hiring a decorator to do this for you. However, you should be sure to watch plenty of tutorials ahead of time and invest in the right tools so that you are able to complete this task to a high standard. This will reduce the chances of you making a costly mistake and ensure that the end product is exactly as envisioned. 

Keep your cool

A recent study found that 60% of homeowners believe renovation projects have a negative impact on their mental wellbeing. This is hardly surprising; it is a time-consuming (and often expensive) process where there’s a lot on the line. As such, it’s only natural for your stress and anxiety levels to climb during this time.

However, as your renovation project can stretch out over several weeks or even months, it’s important that you find a healthy outlet for your emotions and feelings. Be sure to talk to those around you as opposed to keeping your feelings bottled up, and don’t be afraid to take a break or a step back when you need one.

Whenever you feel negativity beginning to take hold, try to remember what you are working towards. Soon enough, your project will be completed, and you’ll be standing at the door of your dream home – making everything you went through to get there worth it!