A smaller budget doesn’t mean you can’t aim for a high-end look to your home décor when planning a refurbishment. There are many low-budget items on the market that give a high-end look. You need to be willing to get inventive in your approach or have extra patience with the process. The results, however, speak for themselves so that you won’t be disappointed with the result and you won’t have blown the budget.
Update The Entry
First impressions matter, so add to the street appeal of your home by updating the front door. If a brand-new door is out of budget, buy a can of high gloss paint and give your existing door a brand-new look. Bold color is a terrific way to make a statement and set your house apart from the neighbors. Adding a heavy knocker brings personality and drama to a front door, like those in the best neighborhoods.
Polished Plaster Walls
There’s a reason polished marble is found in so many luxury houses; it looks stunning. If natural marble slabs are beyond your financial ability, Venetian marble plaster is the ideal substitute. Mold and mildew resistance, coupled with breathability, means that marble plaster is excellent for your home’s health and its look. And unlike heavy slabs of natural marble, you won’t lose floor space after installation, ideal in smaller houses where room comes at a premium.
How a room is dressed has a significant impact on the overall look and feel of a house. Use a large floor vase to bring class to a neglected corner or hallway. Not only will it look good, but it’ll stop clutter from gathering in an unused space. A high-end home is spacious and light, not cluttered and neglected looking.
Mirrors are a fantastic way to bring light and space to a room without spending much money. Suitable for any room of the house, a mirror acts as a window, accentuating the light in a room, while the frame compliments the décor. Search auctions and second-hand stores for stunning pieces at prices a fraction of what you’ll pay new.
Change Up Hardware
Replacing furniture isn’t always possible, and when a piece is still in excellent condition, why bother? However, you can refresh the look of your furniture and give it a new high-end look by changing the hardware. New handles or draw pulls add a touch of class with minimal effort and cost. Cupboards and doors needn’t be forgotten here, with contemporary fixings though out, pulling together a tasteful look.
Cupboard doors look dated and shabby after a few years, but painting isn’t always suitable for all materials. A clever way to update the look of cheap kitchen cabinets is by covering them with a vinyl wrap cover. Easy to keep clean, it comes in various colors and patterns.
As you can see, it doesn’t take a large budget to have a home with a high-end look and feel. Clever ideas like changing handles or hanging a statement mirror have a significant, expensive-looking impact.