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Home Renovation & Remodeling Ideas For First-timers

Home remodeling or renovation has always been a big thing especially for homeowners who’re doing it for the very first time. It’s easy to mess it up if you have no prior experience, but with some help, you can totally transform your entire home that you’ll barely be able to recognize it from what it used to look like.

scandinavian-decorThe options are endless. You could change your home from a classic setting to a Scandinavian style without much effort at all. The biggest factor that affects your home theme is mostly the furniture and that’s where you should spend most of your time on. With the right combination of colors, textures and furnishings, an entirely different perception of your house can be created without compromising any built-in fixtures such as the plaster ceiling or flooring. With the huge amount of varying carpet or wallpaper choices, homeowners merely have to add those onto the current wall or flooring surfaces to drastically change the look of any room.

A room with a modern setting, for example, should have a white finish at least on one major surface, whether it’s the walls, carpets or ceiling. White and other neutral colors are generally equated with modernity. In fact, most high-end modern living rooms, bathrooms and bedrooms have white as their main color simply because it’s a majestic and easy color to work with. Marble finishes are just add-ons to this effect.

white-marble-finishYou could also consider repainting the walls of your home depending on the finish you’re looking to achieve. Mediterranean or Scandinavian style living rooms should include warmer colors, which bring out the old fashioned beauty that many seem to relish. The ultimate aim of such themes is usually to emulate the Italian kitchens or French cottage looks. Such a rustic appearance is reminiscent of beaches and holidays, something a lot of homeowners all over the world is looking for but simply don’t know how to achieve. Well, now you do!

Younger people may wish to opt for an eclectic room instead. An eclectic styled space generally means rough patterns, with highly contrasting colors and large furniture to convey a strong and high-energy message. Such a theme is generally not suitable for older generations and has really only started picking up in the last 5 years or so. Just take a look at Facebook or other uprising tech company offices and you’ll see many similarities between them. It’s the fun and transparent look that the designers of these places are looking to create and it works surprisingly well!

All the bright colors and fancy shapes of the furniture will all add to the fun and energy that the residents can enjoy. Similarly, you could apply this to your home office or even your living room! We wouldn’t suggest doing so for the bedroom however. Bedrooms should always have more somber and darker colors, because that’s where you sleep! Colors that are too fancy and bright will cause an energy spike in your consciousness every time you see them and that’s the last thing you want to have right before you sleep.

Besides that, there aren’t really any hard and fast rule that a homeowner should follow when decorating or renovating their homes. A house remodeling project should be fun, and not stressful as others make it out to be. Take the time to streamline the process by planning and making sure everything is in order before executing them. Work on one room at a time. When you’re done with that one room, you’ll be inspired to start working on the next. By then, refurbishing your house wouldn’t feel like a chore but rather an enjoyable process.