The good weather arrives and with it the desire to renew us. That is why one day you open the door of house and suddenly you know: it is time to give it a new face and make a reform. It may be that we are very clear what it is that we want to change, or maybe not, but what we do feel is that our home needs a remodeling. In any case, it must be clear that a reform can become a nightmare if it lacks organization and that starts with the budget.
According to surveys, more than 65% of Americans point to the large disbursement of the reforms as a reason to justify the failure to repair household malfunctions. “The fear of not having enough money to face the reform of a house or to lack of time paralyzes many owners to carry out a ‘facelift’ to the house. But it is possible to make small remodels that bring great improvements with little effort and without scratching the pocket very much: to put vinyl coatings, anti-humidity paint, to lining the kitchen furniture with glitter or matte vinyl, or to paint the walls of the bathroom with synthetic enamels ” Matiza Julien Boué, CEO of BricoPrivé, experts in DIY, garden and home.
It is necessary to be clear what the objective of the reform is: it is not the same a change of style that modernize an old house, where it is necessary to arrange from the pipes to the walls. In the latter case the reform can be tremendous. From BricoPrivé ensure that everything starts by setting a budget and to put it easy give you seven ideas for reform with a price below 500 dollars:
The painting heals everything. It is clear that the main advantage of painting a house is aesthetic: we obtain a new environment and renew the space. But painting also disinfects. The paint has a number of agents that eliminates all types of mites that are hidden in small holes and corners (especially lime paint, which has a high bactericidal power). In addition, it helps to eliminate odors embedded like those of tobacco and make the walls and space breathe again. But a paint job can be a very expensive item, especially if you have to remove tiles from the wall before you can get to work, but if you want to reduce costs in the remodeling, the best option will be to paint over tiles.
Renovate the floors. An economic option and that does not require work to change the soil is to use vinyl or self-adhesive linoleum. This is a solution in which it is easily placed above the old and are resistant to moisture. Another option is the resin floor or the floating platform. None of these materials require work and are 30% cheaper than tiling.
Sliding doors are trend. For a couple of seasons, this type of door is very well done with the industrial style decoration, but the truth is that there are sliding doors of all styles: modern, rustic, glass, wood, etc. Besides being pretty, they save space and are an interesting solution for small spaces.
Throw a partition to gain breadth. To demolish a partition is one of the works simpler and with the best value for money. With little investment, you can totally transform a space, allowing the entrance of natural light to the interior of the rooms, in addition to connecting and expanding the environments. On the other hand, the diaphanous spaces had never been so fashionable as at present.
Illuminate properly. To reduce costs a prior analysis of the distribution of housing with which we know exactly where we need more or less lighting is essential. The way to reduce the cost is to reduce as much as possible the number of plugs or points of light to install. A common practice that reduces costs is to take advantage, as far as possible, of existing ducting, while hiding lamp or extension cables can use plastic gutters that can then be painted from the tone of the wall or ceiling.
Give a new air to the kitchen. It is one of the key rooms of the house. The cabinets can be lined with glossy or matte vinyls which, combined with antique furniture, will completely change the aesthetics of an old kitchen. The same thing happens with the walls, replacing the tiles is expensive and cumbersome, on the contrary, they can be renewed painting them, applying a resistant paper or a special vinyl that also will cover any defect. Other tricks that work are changing the handles of the cabinets and doors, putting curtains of colorful colors or decorating a wall with some flashy element.
Play with the decoration. Neutral colors and simple lines of basic furniture are the least risky and economical option. The reform can be aesthetic and functional at the same time, but many times we forget: