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Redesign On A Budget
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement
Redesigning your home doesn't have to be an expensive,
overwhelming process. In fact, there are so many ways to turn your
home into an easy functioning, eye pleasing space without putting an
enormous dent in your bank account. All it takes is a little
creativity and effort, as well as some helpful tips. Consider the
Wall Design Techniques:
Design techniques for walls have transcended beyond a simple paint
job and into creative methods which include drywall textures, faux
painting and unique wall coverings. Retexturing your walls a can
bring a fresh, modern appeal to your home. Also, faux painting
allows you to imitate many popular textures and finishes giving you
the expensive appeal you want, without the additional cost.
Create New Focal Points:
Make your home more functional and useful by turning dull rooms into
home offices or a place to showcase china and art. The possibilities
are endless. Always keep in mind that even though your house may
have been originally designed with certain purposes in mind for each
room, you always have the option of turning any room into a space
that works better for your lifestyle.
Working with Art:
Most homeowners don't realize that within their walls they already
have the master pieces of art to enhance their home's interior.
Consider using Mother Nature (botanicals), your camera, and free art
such as pictures from calendars to spice up a room. Also, it doesn't
have to be a picture for you to hang it up. Plates, flags, hats,
games, and toys can all be hung on a wall. Use your imagination!
In addition, it is a great idea to take pictures, antiques, and
other pieces of art that you have collected over the years and
carefully consider the places in which to hang and place them.
Location of art is essential to redefining a room. For example,
hanging pictures low on the wall and surrounding furniture and light
fixtures can really make a room stand out more.
Find the furnishings that suit your style and budget by checking out
consignment stores, trades, model home sales, and clearance outlets.
You'll be amazed what wonderful stuff you can find without spending
and arm and leg.