House Remodel Ideas

Great House Remodel Ideas To Beautify Your Living Spaces

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Everyone wants a home that’s beautiful. But beautiful can mean different things to different people. Some people prefer the minimalist lifestyle, and this is reflected in their choice of décor. Other people love traditional or neo-traditional aesthetics.

The truth is that there’s an abundance of different styles and aesthetics out there for home makeovers and remodels, which can make it difficult to decide on the one you like.

In this article, we are going to be going over some great house remodel ideas that can give you the inspiration to imagine what your living spaces can become. Hopefully, these ideas will give you an insight into what style or aesthetic takes your fancy overall. So, let’s delve in!

Pay Attention To Your Radiators

When it comes to renovation ideas, radiators are often not on the list at all. This is a huge mistake. A radiator can make or break the overarching style of a room and, by extension, a home.

Radiators take up quite a bit of usable space on your walls and shouldn’t be an afterthought. Getting a good radiator is about more than simple heating efficiency, and it needs to look the part too and fit in with your chosen aesthetic. There’s no point getting an ornate cast iron radiator for a modern home.

Choose a radiator that ticks all the boxes, including consideration of how the radiator looks. Doing so can turn a mandatory fixture for heating into an exemplary talking point for your home.

As a last piece of advice, if you don’t want to get a new radiator, it may be worth considering a new coat of paint. Failing all else, radiator unit concealment is always a last resort.

Don’t Be Shy With Natural Light

Natural light is awesome for making spaces feel bigger than they are. A bright, airy space also tends to be far more inviting than a dark, cramped one. It can often be very beneficial to open your home with windows.

If you have a room that isn’t getting enough light in particular, you can bring in contractors to assess if a new window can be installed.

Otherwise, make an effort to install curtains and blinds that don’t restrict the natural light from lighting your home. Not only will it look far better during the daytime, but it’ll also save on energy bills.

Other inventive options to consider are light tunnels and skylights that can offer natural light to places too far away from an outside facing wall.

De-Clutter The Dining Room

You’ll know how cluttered the home can become if you have kids or pets. And the room that gets the worst of it? The dining room. Unless you have guests over regularly and use the dining space to host, you may find that it begins to fill up with items that – realistically – shouldn’t be there.

We’re talking stray cat or dog toys, colouring books, the odd dirty cup or plate. Maybe even the mail.

The main factor contributing to this is furniture in the dining room to facilitate this build-up. When deciding to remodel your home, strip all furniture out of the dining room, bar the essentials.

Alternatively, you can invest in some solid wood side cabinets for storage if that’s more feasible.

Consider Reclaimed Wooden Furniture

This is for folks who love a rustic or cottage-core aesthetic. Reclaimed wooden furniture is becoming a popular way to achieve that rustic look anywhere, city or countryside.

But reclaimed wooden furniture also comes with the benefit of being a little cheaper than other kinds of furniture due to its nature of what it is. If you are a keen environmentalist, using reclaimed wood furniture is a great way to support your ethical itches through your buying power.

Get Built-In Lighting

On the other end of the spectrum, we have people who relish modern and contemporary styles. These styles are all about sleek furniture and a pristine look that is to die for.

A key component of modern aesthetics is having everything streamlined, neat, and ordered. Having built-in lights can accomplish this. And you needn’t worry about the lifespan of built-in LED lights; their low power, low maintenance design will last years at the very least.

Strip LED lighting is a popular option to split the difference between loose light fixtures and built-in light fixtures. These lights can be installed and removed with ease but often look as if they have been embedded in surfaces, and they work especially well to highlight the edges of cabinets, counters, or tables.

In Conclusion

Home renovations are no easy feat, and beautifying your home even more so. However, we hope these home renovation ideas will help you decide what you want for your own home.

Creative solutions are out there; you just need to find or imagine the right solution for you.

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Ian Mutuli

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Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.