5 Things To Consider When Improving Your Home Design

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(Newswire.net — March 31, 2021) — The desire to improve your home’s design is brought about by the need to change the general outlook of the house. Home improvement through design means that you focus on the layout, beauty, and function of the space. Personal preference and taste also play a part in home improvement. Before you embark on this inspiring journey of home improvement, take the following under advisement:

  1. The cost and time

This is probably the most critical factor to consider when you begin your home improvement journey. Create a budget and calculate how much it will cost and how much you are willing to spend. The cost of home improvement will come from buying supplies such as paints, light fixtures, and accessories and hiring a contractor. Do not forget to allocate some funds for miscellaneous spending.

A home improvement project targeting the bathroom, for example, will generally involve replacing floor tiles, old fixtures such as sinks and faucets, lighting, and updating paint and wallpaper. All this will cost a lot as you are doing a total makeover.

Home improvement projects almost always tend to extend the time allocated. This can be attributed to your contractor. The contractor can either be fast, good, or cheap, but you are not likely to get all three characteristics simultaneously. It is usually a combination of two. So, if your project is taking longer to complete, you know what kind of contractor you have.

  1. Create more space by having home additions

Sometimes, your home may feel small and cramped. Consider adding more space as part of your large redesign project. Adding spaces does not necessarily mean you have to add new rooms. You can make existing rooms larger and livable by merely changing the layout. This is true especially if you live in an apartment and you can’t really build more rooms outside of what you have. To increase the space, you can try some design hacks for a small apartment just to make the interior seem roomier.

Adding completely new rooms is not out of the question, either. You will need to work with an experienced contractor specializing in remodeling to integrate the latest addition to the original seamlessly. Alternatively, you can borrow space from rooms by breaking down the wall between them and giving a room additional space.

Adding a closet or bathroom to a room that has a sizable unutilized space is another form of borrowing space. Incorporate built-in features and home appliances in the redesign plan.

Some of the features of the old room may not go with the new design. So, create spaces for your unique and exciting features that will be included in the redesign.

The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the house. Give it your style and taste by crafting unique nooks for some of your most used home appliances, such as the microwave and toaster. You can customize the built-in feature to accommodate your much larger appliances such as the refrigerator, oven, dishwasher, and dry cleaner. Design the space to match the color and design of the cabinets.

  1. Use materials that you love

The best part of the redesign is getting to choose unique materials for your spaces. You can decide to change the floor tiles, paint, wallpaper, kitchen countertops, backsplash and cabinets, bathroom fixtures such as sinks, faucets, bathtubs, and vanities.

For the bathroom, you can change the towel racks, the size, and the mirror’s design and incorporate artwork and plants. Succulent plants are best for the bathroom as they do not require much looking after. Get rid of the dull sink and opt for a bowl-shaped one with a beautiful design to give the bathroom a chic look.

  1. Upgrade and accessorize

Improving the design of your home does not require you having to buy new things. Sometimes you need an upgrade. If the wall looks bland and the paint job does not excite you, consider using cute wallpaper. When you look at your door, and it looks old and outdated, slap some lipstick on the proverbial pig, and you will end up with something chic and sophisticated that will give a new door a run for its money.

Accessorizing a space affects its overall appearance. Bare walls will benefit from artwork and framed photographs. Customize your artwork using custom canvas prints to reflect your taste and personality. You can create beautiful collages and make multi-panel artwork that looks gorgeous on your unadorned walls.

Play around with plants and flowers. They bring an aura of the outside inside. Strategically place flowers and small potted plants around the house to complement the décor of the home. Get brilliant and colorful flowers in ornate vases to add a dash of color to any room. Plants and

flowers are not only aesthetically pleasing but also have health benefits. Plants help in relieving stress and anxiety. Flowers such as orchids that produce oxygen at night are an excellent addition to the bedroom décor.

Light fixtures are another aspect that you should consider upgrading. Along with the ceiling light fixtures, beautifully decorated lamps cast a warm and flattering light to give a room and a pleasing and welcoming vibe. Employ the use of mirrors to bounce light around a room to give an illusion of brightness.

  1. Upgrade some features instead of completely redesigning

Changing or improving your home design does not mean going for a full house remodeling. Aspire for small, inexpensive upgrades that will change the outlook of your home. Most importantly, do not try to change the function or structure of the rooms. This is not only expensive but may also have disastrous outcomes.

When you change a room’s function, you may need to pay extra for electrical rewiring and plumbing, which will require more time to complete. Taking down load-bearing walls to change a room’s structure may leave your house in a pile of dust. Try not to compromise the structural integrity of your home when remodeling and redesigning.


There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to redesigning your home. The best way to

ensure that you will end up with something you love is to go with your personal preference and

the right contractor who shares your vision.