You might be eager to start transforming your home if you’ve wanted to renovate the place for a long time, but you shouldn’t leap headfirst into such a project. It’s important that you have a plan. Before you spend a fortune on professional interior designers or contracted builders, ask yourself whether you need them. Are you doing an extensive renovation project? Perhaps you could transform your home with a few small improvements. If that’s the case then DIY might be the answer. The following advice should help you out if you’re wondering how you could begin to transform your home without professional help (unless YouTube tutorials count).
Upgrade some of your forgotten space.
One of the best ways in which you could transform your home with a bit of DIY is to upgrade some of the space that you’re not currently using. You could make your home feel much bigger without having to do anything other than a conversion of existing space in your household. Maybe you have a spare room that’s simply being used as additional storage space for junk that you should’ve really thrown out by now. You could even convert your garage, assuming you bought one that’s well-suited to DIY work and other big changes. You could create a brand new entertainment room or a guest bedroom. Perhaps you could even move furnishings from other places in the house to alleviate the burden of things cluttering up other rooms. You could have a bigger house and a minimalistic one at the same time.
Add a few flourishes to the garden.
Another great way to upgrade your house with a simple bit of handiwork is to make some improvements to your garden. This outdoor area is an integral part of your household, even if you don’t realize it. Your house’s exterior has a huge impact on the way you perceive it. Plus, nobody wants to look out of their kitchen window and see a wild, unkempt patch of land that should be their garden. You should begin by mowing the lawn, trimming the hedges, and perhaps even planting some new flowers.
You could even look into a glass house extension if you want your home to really merge with the garden. This might make it harder for you to neglect this outdoor space in the future; additionally, you’ll have made your home slightly larger. It’s a win-win situation. You could also think about creating a cozy patio area or a simple gazebo with a dining table so as to create a “homely” outdoor area. This will incentivize you and the family to enjoy your outdoor area more often on those long summer evenings. Who doesn’t want to have barbecues out in their lovely garden?
Remember that minimalism is the way.
The final piece of DIY advice to take on board is that minimalism is your friend. That makes your job easier, actually. It’s not about how you fill the space in your house – it’s about the space you leave unfilled. Clutter isn’t attractive from an aesthetic standpoint, but it’s also impractical; nobody feels comfortable in a cluttered house. You should aim to throw out as many unwanted belongings as possible. Cut your home’s design down to the basics. As for the design itself, neutral colors help to create a minimalistic theme. Shades of white or cream will keep rooms feeling airy and open. Additionally, neutral backgrounds work with any color theme; you’re giving yourself more options for the rest of the house’s design.