Saturday, July 7, 2018

Revamping Your Home? Smart Strategies To Turn Ideas Into Reality

Are you planning a home revamp or do you have grand plans to carry out a kitchen or living room
makeover? If you’ve got ideas floating around in your mind, here are smart strategies to help you turn
them into reality.


Looking for inspiration
If you’re hoping to revamp your home, it’s advisable to consider your options, look for inspiration and
explore different themes before you make any final calls. Flick through interior design magazines,
have a look online and use cuttings, images, and screenshots to create a mood board. When you’ve
got everything in front of you, you’ll be able to see what kinds of themes work well together, you can
weigh up different color options, and you can mix and match trends and styles to make your home
unique. Think about the esthetic you want to achieve, but also the purpose of the room. You want to
make sure that your new and improved home looks fabulous, but also that it delivers on a functional,
practical level.



Shopping for furniture and accessories
Once you have an idea of what kind of look you’re going for in each room, you can start shopping around for furniture, soft furnishings, and accessories. If you’re struggling to envisage how your new
room will look, take advantage of innovative concepts like Augmented Reality in furniture stores and
features on websites that give you the option to create different looks before you buy. It’s also a good
idea to make sure you take measurements so that you don’t buy any pieces of furniture that aren’t
going to fit. If you’re going for a vintage or a rustic look, it’s worth going to antique fairs and yard sales
and taking a look at stores that sell restored furniture. If you’re creative, and you’ve got old furniture
lying around, you could also try your hand at upcycling.



DIY advice
If you’re planning to paint walls and style your home yourself, it’s wise to make sure you’re prepared.
If you’re changing the color of the walls, lay down some dust sheets, make sure you’ve got enough
paint for the job, and put some overalls or old clothes on. Before you touch a paint brush, wipe the
walls. You can then add a coat of primer and leave it to dry. Now, you can start adding color. You’ll
need at last two coats, and it’s important to wait for the first layer of paint to dry before you add the
second. If you’re covering a dark shade, you may need more layers. To prevent getting paint on
sockets, window frames and ceilings, put masking tape up before you start painting. Use a roller for
large areas and a brush for intricate parts. Wait for the walls to dry completely before you start moving
furniture around and adding extra touches. With accessories, it’s best to experiment and see where
things fit. You may find that your lamps, rugs, and cushions have a few different homes before you
decide exactly where you want them.




Are you planning a home revamp? If so, it’s always a good idea to have plans in place.
Once you’ve got the foundations in place, you can start work on turning your ingenious ideas into
reality.

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