Revitalize and Renew: Creating a Stylish Home

Every home has charm and intrigue that can make it a great buy, but there are better fits for everyone. There are some changes that can make a retro property feel purposeful or can give a plain feeling of home a little more personality, and you can do it yourself.

These are the top tips to revitalize and renew your property, creating something incredible.

1. Consider What You Want to Change

Before you make a single change, it's a good idea to stop and consider what's most important to you. Is it an all-over upgrade? Are you, instead, focused on one area, like your kitchen? 

Are you updating it to give it more utility, or is this strictly for aesthetics? Either answer is fine, but it will change which materials you'll be more interested in. 

Don't be afraid to break a huge project down into smaller ones you can work on over time. For example, if your whole home feels like it came out of the 1970s, you can plan a renovation for one room at a time over a couple of years. This will save you a lot of stress and allow you to budget and shop for deals.

2. Create A Realistic Budget and Timeline

Budgets and timelines are often the most stressful part of planning a project. Without a timeline, you might end up making a three-month plan stretch over three years, and without a set budget, you could break the bank in no time.

Both of these plans need to be flexible so you can afford a little wiggle room in case something goes wrong, but they need to be realistic as well. Don't budget far outside of your means or so tightly that you can hardly afford the supplies.

3. Avoid the Cliche All Grey Rush Work

Terms like 'landlord special' and 'house flipper grey' have become infamous in the last four years. Even if you're planning on upgrading this home simply to sell it, you need to ensure you're keeping up with quality and aesthetics. This could mean going with dark vinyl siding colours or simply leaning into natural wood colours.

Signs that a home was rushed are things like uneven faceplates, all grey paint, paint that hits windows and faceplates, and shoddy repair work. You want to create a property that people will see value in, so put value into it. 

4. Remember Sustainability

Over a third of people in the United States say they're specifically seeking out sustainable properties. Nearly 70% of all people say they're more likely to purchase a property if it’s energy efficient. These numbers are hard to ignore if you're planning on selling any time soon.

Put work into finding sustainable materials and boost energy efficiency to the top of your needs. This means lower monthly energy costs and higher property value.

5. Consider DIY to a Point

Doing it yourself has been a great tool for many people over the last twenty years, and it's easy to see why! You can schedule when you want the work done, you can save money on work hours, and you get the satisfaction of creating a home that you're proud of.

It's vital that you remember that not every project is a good DIY job. This is especially true when it comes to electrical, pipes, appliances, and dangerous repair jobs. Remember: if you can't afford to both do it and then hire someone to repair the project if you mess up, it's a better idea to just hire a professional in the first place.

7. Your Exterior Needs An Incredible Makeover As Well

Your home's exterior needs a fresh face as well! Consider everything from inexpensive porch ceiling ideas to creating an outdoor kitchen that allows you to have fun with family and loved ones. The exterior of your home is often the most affordable update you can complete, especially if you're mostly working on curb appeal.

Plan carefully, and create a home that will excite people when they drive by.

8. Remember Wood Dyes and Colours

Wood is an awesome material because it brings texture and a natural look and is extremely versatile. Unfortunately, many people don't think about their cedar decking beyond whether it's sealed or not. Dye colours go in and out of style like anything else, so consider how you can make your deck feel new without having to build a brand-new one.

In the 2020s, more natural wood tones are popular, but you should also consider the trim and colours of your home. Tying your property together with a deck that matches it will bring it more into the modern era.

Your Home Can Become a Dream Come True

Whether your home hasn't been updated since the 1950s, or you're taking over from house flippers who gave it the all-grey treatment, you can create the property of your dreams. Follow these tips, and check out Liberty Interior Design to create something incredible.


Author Bio:

Natalie Akins is a freelance writer that loves sharing her knowledge and expertise in interior design and remodelling. She also has a background in the Hospitality and Real Estate Industry. She lives in her hometown of Austin, Texas where she enjoys spending time with her husband and decorating with her children. Natalie’s work as a freelance writer can be found on Building Product Advisor, a new construction industry resource site.