The fear of not having enough money to face the reform of a home or lack of time paralyzes many owners to perform a “lifting” to the house. But it is possible to make small renovations that bring great improvements with little effort and without scratching your pocket a lot: put vinyl coatings, anti-damp paint, line the kitchen furniture with gloss or matte vinyl. You can also paint the walls of the bathroom with synthetic enamels.
Before starting the reform, the strengths and weaknesses of the home should be analyzed, issues such as insulation, ducts or lighting require special attention. It is also interesting to consider the aesthetics that you want to give and all those details that are sought inside a house.
For this, it is necessary to prepare a specific project that fits perfectly to our needs and
budget, and thus avoid future errors. In case that what we want to do exceeds our capacity to carry it out, it is advisable to ask for help from a professional.
New material to facilitate the Remodeling
At present there are new materials that facilitate the remodeling of the spaces, to the point of being able to avoid the works completely: vinyl coatings, anti-damp paint, PVC materials, etc., are some examples with which today everyone can renovate a house without facing debris, endless and expensive works.
Painting is the ideal instrument to give a new look to homes in an economical and simple way. Also, with the painting you can improve any room, making it more pleasant, giving light or expanding spaces
One of the drawbacks that most concerns a second-hand home is the condition of the pipes. If these are copper or iron, the oldest, it is convenient to check both the flow of water and its status. If the pipes are visible, they can be replaced without lifting the floor.
A good solution to renew the appearance of exterior pipes can be to paint the same color as the wall or camouflage them with a tall piece of furniture that will act as a parapet for the vertical pipes.
It is also possible to regenerate the poor condition of the pipes by means of solutions that do not require replacement. The most innovative is to apply a layer of special resin, covering the inside of the old pipe, this way a second pipe is created through which the water will flow free of any metallic residue.
Upgrade your kitchen
Give a new look to the kitchen and leave it nice and cozy with little budget, it is possible with these tips. You can cover the cabinets with glossy or matt vinyl, the specialized stores offer a wide range of these materials that, combined with the old furniture, will completely change the aesthetics of an old kitchen.
Furthermore, same goes for the walls, replacing the tiles is expensive and cumbersome, on the contrary, they can be renewed by painting them, applying a resistant paper or a special vinyl that will also cover any damage.
One of the most common reforms and that more possibilities present is that of the bathroom. No need for big works and expense, we can leave it as new if we tune the walls with synthetic enamels or papers and vinyl’s resistant to moisture.
For floors, there is a good offer of paints and coatings on the market that are easy to place on top of the tiles and imitate all types of material, they are also warmer, easier to maintain and cheaper.
If we want to enlarge the bathroom space, it is best to replace the bathtub with a shower tray. Instead of furniture, install shelves they are cheaper and do not go out of style.
As for the toilets, if they are not broken or in poor condition, a good measure to update them may be changing the faucet of the sink and shower, and in the case of the toilet, replace the lid with a more modern one. In addition, there are specific paintings that we can use to give them a better image.
Changing doors and windows is one of the most expensive sections in reforming house. If they really are in poor condition, we must consider replacing them. If it is only necessary to give a new air to the doors, it will be enough to wash them. The semi-lacquer is easier to apply with a roller and is even more economical. As for the color, white or the same as the wall, they represent a sure hit.
The windows will look like new if your frames are sanded and painted. You can also place curtains, which in addition to changing the appearance of the room will serve as insulators to avoid excess cold or heat.
Lighting plays an Important role
Getting a correct lighting from the beginning in the whole house helps to give a new and more comfortable air. Properly distribute lamps, spotlights and their points of light, will also help reduce electricity expenditure.
The mirrors also play an important role when it comes to expanding a space and giving it more depth or to provide more light in an area that is darker.
Reform Living Room
The living room is the main room of the house, where we can let our imagination fly when planning a reform. If the house has a living room, you can separate without lifting a partition, just place a mobile screen, a rigid curtain or a sliding door, to achieve a “wall effect” that will be reversible to bring the two spaces together whenever you want.
Textiles play a fundamental role in changing the appearance of the living room, new curtains, re-upholstering the chairs or combining the sofa with cushions, they will give another complete renovated appearance in the house. We can also choose to paint a wall or put a decorated paper to highlight an area.
Bedrooms will be enough to change the arrangement of the furniture, manufacture a new headboard with some original element or renew the bedding. Another proposal that does not require works and allows to gain space consists of replacing the study table with shelves. Placed at different heights, the lowest will work as a table and the rest will be used to place all kinds of objects.
Lower you cost while buying
Finally, and in case we need to buy materials, we have several options that can lower the cost. Visit the demolition stores, they are a good place to buy doors, beams or toilets. Many construction companies sell the materials they have not used at a much cheaper price than the initial and there are many outlets that offer surplus manufacturing and discontinued series with a rebate of up to 70%.
With all these tips you can transform a home without the need for major works and above all, with little budget.
Information supplied by Zoom Property, property specialists in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).