Thursday, January 9, 2020

Updates To Add For A Refreshed Home!


This post is provided by James Fitzpatrick.

Redecorating and adding a decorative flair to your home is sometimes not more than a simple weekend project. If you are tired of your boring kitchen or dated bathroom, there are some quick weekend projects that even the most novice of DIY level can perform.

1. Paint
2. Add new hardware
3. Replace textiles and window treatments

First Things First

The first thing you should do when you plan to renovate or redesign is to start with a clean and blank slate. Empty the room you will be working in of all its current decorative pieces. Cover any furniture that must stay so that it remains protected. Once space is emptied, it is time to perform a deep clean. Wipe all surfaces. Mop and dust, if necessary.

Refresh With A New Coat Of Paint

Even if you absolutely love the current color of paint in your space, you could give the room a fresh coat. Sun can naturally fade the paint and the lighting can also cause discoloration on ceiling paint. Give your ceiling a fresh coat of white ceiling paint and paint the walls to refresh the space. If you are unsure of what color you like for the room, get a few sample squares from your local paint supplier and let your creativity flow. A completely new color will make the entire room feel new and fresh.

Cabinets Will Look New With New Hardware

Dated cabinets do not always need to be replaced or painted. A good cleaning with some wood specialty cleaning cream will refresh the wood. Polish accordingly to bring out a marvelous shine. Once the cabinets have been cleaned and shined, you can then go ahead and add new hardware. If you are adding an interior barn door in your kitchen area, you can decide on a barn door hardware kit to make the door a real showpiece. 

If you are sticking with the same color and have internal hinges, you will not need to replace the hinges. Focus on door pulls and knobs as well as drawer knobs. Hardware can completely change the way a kitchen and bathroom look.

Hardware is not just limited to kitchens, bathrooms, and their cabinetry. Doors can often look completely refreshed throughout the house when they have new hinges and handles. Closet doors, bedroom doors, and doors leading to the garage or basement will all benefit from a facelift. Barn doors are also all the trend right now and these are fabulous for creating space-saving solutions. In areas of the home where swing doors are not practical, a barn door will create a division and privacy barrier that is necessary. Old pocket doors can get stuck easily when the wood swells. Barn doors move easily on a rolling track and serve as both functional and statement pieces.

Out With The Drab And In With The Fab

Get rid of those dated textiles. Over time, the sun will naturally bleach your curtains. Kitchen curtains that are dated can be updated with shutters and blinds. Rugs or shower curtains in bathrooms can also become boring and dated. Both solutions can be found online or in big box stores and are easily switched out in an hour or less. The same is true for all the other rooms in your home. You can easily change the way a living room looks by adding a new rug, throw blanket, curtains, and decorative pillows. A bedroom can feel like a completely new room when new bedding is displayed.

When you decide to redecorate your home and update it a bit, make sure you allow yourself ample time. Set a block of time to focus on your project at hand and add a bit of extra time just in case you spend more time cleaning or prepping. Acquire all of your hardware, textiles, and paints in advance. Once you begin replacing dated pieces, you may find yourself compelled to continue on throughout the rest of your house and begin focusing on external elements as well. 

You can also replace the front doorknob and add decorative hinges and pieces to your garage door to create a rustic barn door appearance that will flow into your home design as well. When the job is done, you will sit back and feel refreshed in the new atmosphere within your home.

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