Home OntheGo : Renovate Smart
Complete home renovations can produce gorgeous results, but they are often accompanied by high stress and hefty price tags. Do you want the feeling of fresh change without the chaos? Designer Dvira Ovadia explains in the September 2016 issue of OntheGo that if you choose to renovate your home in phases, through smaller projects, you can reduce stress and avoid making large financial commitments.
Ovadia advises that a renovation to your kitchen or bathroom space can create a fresh, new feeling that transcends throughout your entire home!
When renovating your kitchen, it’s important to choose a timeless design. Ovadia explains that white kitchen cabinetry, for example, continues to look fresh and relevant for years after its installation.
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If you want to update your home with smaller-scale projects, the renovations below are quick fixes that breathe new life into old spaces.
- Paint: nothing makes a room look better than a fresh coat of paint. Paint jobs should be refreshed every 5-7 years to avoid fading. When painting smaller spaces, opt for shades of white to create a larger, more airy feel.
- Chandeliers: bring drama and character into your space with a gorgeous chandelier. Not only will a new light fixture elevate the appearance of a room, it can increase your property value!
- Floors: renew your home’s polish and shine with new floors! Simply updating old hardwood or tile floors can make a room look new again.
If you want to skip the renovation process all together, there is still lots you can do to update your space.
Introduce new character into your home with furniture, rugs, and curtains. Designer Linda Mazur explains in the September 2016 issue of OntheGO that you should pick fabrics that have colours and patterns that match your home and your personal style.
Mazur suggests starting with 3 different fabrics that balance each other in texture and provide variation between large, medium and small scale patterns. Create a sense of design and interest by incorporating different floral, geometric, and solid patterns. Mazur also advises that if you live in a high traffic home, select stain and moisture resistant, anti-microbial fabrics that will continue to look fabulous after heavy use.