3 Tips When You Want to Recreate Your Home This Summer

By Ann Hills / a few months ago
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Ever dreamed as a kid of owning your home, and making it the way you want, with all the cool gadgets and nice furniture in the world? Nothing beats the feeling of owning a place to go back to after a long day’s work. Being in charge of every tiny detail matters too, from the comfy chairs by the fireplace to what kind of dishes you want in your kitchen. It’s inspiring to do all that, but unfortunately there are no guarantees you’d get to make your first home exactly the way you want it. Much gets in the way like budget restraints, time, and so on. But on the bright side, it’s never too late to redo the place and give it life again. Remodeling your place is as equally entertaining and exciting as decorating it for the first time, and it’s a second chance to make it your own. These are some tips to consider when you want to redo your home for this summer.

1. Invest In The Major Changes

So, to remodel your home, there are some angles you want to consider. First of all, what do you want to change? Are you going all in and doing the whole deal, from paint jobs to furniture, or are you just looking to make some minor changes? Since you’ll be remodeling anyway, it’s best to go all the way through and revamp your home to make it look like a totally different one. You also should invest in these major changes because they’re the ones that will reflect on your entire vibe and what people will be noticing.

Paint

One of the easiest ways to give life to a space and give it a makeover is by repainting it. You could choose to paint one or few rooms or the entire house. At the end of the day, it’s about what kind of look you’re after. There’s one point you need to consider though. Before settling on the paint, consider the furniture pieces you’re going to be getting. So, if you’re doing the living room, for example, are you keeping the same chairs and couches there or are you getting new pieces? This is important because the paint has to go with the furniture or else the entire place might look a bit off.

You might also want to consider neutral colors for smaller rooms, because they help the place look bigger and completely change the dynamic of the location, not to mention the fact that they work best in the summer. There’s also the option of painting one wall of a room which creates a very cool effect.

Floors

Man laying PVC-floor

Man laying PVC-floor

Floors are one of the first things people notice when entering a new location. They’re pretty much a ‘make it or break it’ kind of thing when it comes to remodeling your home. The great thing is the fact that floors come with a lot of options. For instance, consider changing your carpeted floors to wood or laminate –– carpet equals heat in the summers. You’d be surprised at how much the entire house would look different with that seemingly tiny change. Laminate and wooden floors are relatively inexpensive options, and they’re also very chic and speak volumes about the taste of the person owning the place.

Lights

Believe it or not, lights can do wonders to your place. It’s a very cheap way to make the place look different, and it works like a charm. Stay away from incandescent lights as well as overhead ones, because they don’t look good and they give an uneasy look to the room. Opt for lamps which give a warm feeling and make the place look nice and elegant.

2. Mind The Furniture

Now that you’re done with the major changes in the place itself, let’s talk furniture. Yes, people notice paint jobs and floors first, but the thing that really lingers in their minds is the furniture. How well your pieces look and the quality of the materials speak volumes to the overall quality of the home you’re redoing. According to the people at Modern Digs Furniture, your summer furniture has to be something unique, and since you’ll be remodeling, then, you need to watch out for what pieces you’re going to be bringing along and get a little bit creative with your ideas. New furniture doesn’t just mean sofas, tables, and chairs. You can get a swimming pool for your house to counteract that summer heat. Maybe you’d also like to have an outdoor ping pong table to shoot the breeze in those warm nights.

3. Set A Budget

Let’s face it, if you had 10 million dollars to invest in a summer remodeling of your home, you can probably spend it all and not give it a second thought. But, unfortunately, you probably don’t have that much to invest in a home remodeling, so it’s best if you came to your senses and set a budget before you even consider buying new spoons. Having a budget will let you know what your limitations are, and more importantly, it’ll help you make up your mind on what to get.

You can choose the kind of paint, floors, furniture, and so on according to your budget, and as long as you don’t exceed that amount of money, you should be fine. It helps if you divide the entire process into clauses, and allocate a certain amount for each one. For instance, paint shouldn’t go over 10,000 dollars, furniture 20,000, and so on.

Enjoy The Ride

Remodeling your home can feel like a chore at times, and it’s easy to get lost in all the commotion. At the end of the day, while you do want your place to look its best, you’re also doing this for you. Remember that while things get tight and the workers drive you mad. Try to savor the moment and enjoy yourself, because it’s not every week that you’ll get to remodel your place to look like your dream home. This chance comes a few times in life, if any, so make the most out of that and only go ahead with this when you know you’re ready to take it on with ease.

About the author

Ann Hills

My name is Ann Hills and I am a food blogger and a yoga teacher. When I was a child, I often got around my mother and watched her cooking in our kitchen. My mom always says to me that: “Kitchen is the heart of any home”. I strongly believe in her saying that’s reason why I prefer spending my money to make my home better than other stuff.

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