Who does not dream of a beautiful and stylish home to call their own? However, more often than not, we are limited by the time we have to get the home upgrades we have been wanting to obtain. Large home renovation projects can leave some rooms uninhabitable for weeks or even months and we just do not have that luxury to move to another living space until the project is over. Nevertheless, there are still some great home improvement ideas that only require very little time and do not need you to swing the sledgehammer. If you are a busy 9 to 5 worker, you can get these amazing interior enhancements over the weekend:
Ornamental full wall panel wainscoting
Make a design feature by installing wall panel wainscoting, if you are looking for ways to spruce up a boring and plain room. Wainscoting materials are lightweight making it quick and rather effortless to get them installed. There are many designs available to fit the theme of your room like clean-line flat panel wainscoting for a modern look or adorned raised panel wainscoting for a touch of elegance. Furthermore, they can be painted in the colour of your choice, and you can opt for a contrasting colour to add drama to the room.
Not only is wainscoting an excellent interior decoration, but it is also functional. It provides insulation during cold weather and protects your structural wall from damages. A full wall panel wainscoting is ideal if you want to conceal an old and tired looking wall without having to replace it.
A beautiful backsplash addition to your kitchen
The kitchen is probably one of the busiest rooms in the house with family members eating and cooking in there. It is important to keep the kitchen clean and hygienic, but it could be a chore. Therefore, why not add a backsplash to not only improve the kitchen design but also to make cleaning much easier? You should use durable and waterproof materials, like tiles, for your backsplash so you can protect your kitchen walls from water and oil splashes.
There are an array of gorgeous looking tiles in a variety of colours, styles, sizes, and patterns. You can even mix and match them to get an utterly unique look for your kitchen. The beauty of this project is that it can be done over a weekend and your kitchen will be at its full function again in no time!
Swap in new lighting system for each room
People do not often think of lights when they want to improve their homes, but this is probably the best value for time spent to elevate the appearance of your house. Light fixtures are not only functional, but they can be decorative as well. With energy efficient LED light bulbs, you can make your room brighter and save money on electricity bills in the long run. Chandeliers can provide a wow-factor in any room while pendant lights can create a cosy ambience. You can replace your luminaries one room at a time and see your home in a new light!
A bathtub makeover that will not break the bank
A well-maintained bathtub can elevate your bath experience, helping you relax at the end of the day. On the other hand, if your bathtub looks old and worn-out, you probably would rather just have a quick shower instead. You then end up with a tub that you do not use and take up a lot of precious space in a small bathroom. However, replacing a bathtub not only is expensive, but it will render your bathroom out of use for quite some time. One great solution to this is to keep your old tub but give it a complete facelift. You can replace the tiles on the tub or simply apply your tiles right over the existing ones. Use wood panelling to make a tub surround and your bathtub will instantly look new and expensive.
Even if you are busy, upgrading your home does not have to be impossible. Sometimes, small ideas can reap big rewards. The key is to find smart designs that can help achieve the look you want in the most efficient way possible.
Guest post from Alex Moulding