Living Home: Make Your Home Comfortable Without Spending Much
As a homeowner, at some point in your life you want to make changes in the design or overall look of your home such as a new paint, having a new furniture, new cabinets, and floor tiles. However, making home change is a daunting task and it entails having the right budget. If you’re planning to make addition or major renovation, you will likely spend a lot of money for paying labor cost and materials. But there are a lot of things you can do to make your home comfortable without really spending that much. The key elements in a great and affordable home design include research, imagination, creativity, and resourcefulness.
With the long time of usage, even your nicest home furniture can reach the end of its lifespan such as having wobbling table, lumpy and uncomfortable sofas, and chairs that are unable to balance your weight anymore. While buying a new furniture is really expensive, you have an option to try furniture rental, which is a great way to save some money while being able to provide a comfortable and good looking furniture for your home. This is a very good option to eventually purchase a furniture through rent-to-own scheme if you really like it, or save money to invest for something great in the future. Proper lighting makes a difference to make a room more luxurious and spacious, and many homeowner don’t realize this. It is a good idea bringing more natural light in your home or by changing your light bulbs to something more energy efficient such as LED lights. Rearrange your rooms and furniture to make it more organized and for a new look such as placing your table in the center of the dining room or sofas pointing directly at you tv. You can find out something interesting by experimenting with layouts. You can change the sofa or cushion fabrics to something new like lavender, avocado green or aqua blue, something you have not used before instead of changing your entire sofa set. You can change the usual color of your curtains and don’t hesitate trying something new such as blue, mint green, or baby pink for warm climate, or bright yellow, orange or red for cool climate.
It is best to prioritize and spend on the most important things that need repair or replacement in your home such as fixing leaking pipes, repairing malfunctioning AC, or termite-eroded ceiling, rather than spending your money on purely aesthetic purposes such as changing MDF kitchen cabinets to hardwood, or concrete countertops to granite tiles. Experts recommend purchasing an inverter AC if your current AC is beyond repair to save you more money in the long run. Just ensure that every money you spend is worth the value when making repairs, renovation or new construction.