You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make your living room area one that really looks new and great.
Plan with a budget
A new paint job and new floor or rugs will cost about a few thousand dollars but if you want an overhaul that is major it could cost you a bunch more. You need to make your plans and budget before the project starts. This is important because you don’t want to run out of money before finishing the project.
Talk to professionals
First you can talk to some professionals in construction and design to get help on planning a budget as well as a floor plan. This includes the materials and subcontractors’ work. And also have enough to spend on sofa, coffee table, rugs and chairs.
Which item is special?
Next decide on what is the ‘got to have’ item on your remodeling job such as a sofa or special lamp and then work around this piece. You should figure your budget with 10 percent extra for items that you might find that go perfectly with everything else.
If you are planning on selling and are making these changes to increase the market value of your abode, then consider using a home equity credit line to pay for your changes. But it is important to not borrow more than you can pay back.
Also you need to leave room in this budget for art and accessories which are the little touches that add soul and character to this room.
Shop at resale or second hand stores
After you have the approximate costs as well as the value of a typical living room remodeling project, start going to second hand stores and resell shops to look for your furniture. Some of the furniture in these places are almost brand new and will cost way below what you would have to pay for completely new ones.
Here are some tips, options, designing suggestions and things that will help you with your Living Room project. This includes:
- Remodeling on the Living Room should have a cost that is limited to no more than 2.75% of the home’s total value post project;
- For the best resale value on your home, follow a consistent decorating design theme all through the home;
- Also for best resale value you need to select a taste neutral design;
- Select appliances, components, finishes and fixtures all of comparable quality;
- Use individually controlled lighting circuits for task or ambient lighting;
- Finishing treatments need to harmonize with the furniture and other accessories;
- Install a built-in media hub to centralize access and storage of video, audio, media and internet.
The really nice finishing touches should begin with a new paint job on all the walls with one wall matching the primer color of the living room. The other walls should be painted white or off white giving the room a look of being much larger than it really is. This optical illusion adds to the value of the entire home.
Use of room
Depending on the layout of your home, your living room or area can serve many various functions. If you already have a family room, then the living room could be an area that is more of a formal sitting parlor used for entertaining guests, reading and relaxing. If it is the only living space, it will also become the area for watching TV, playing games and spending time together with family.
No matter what the purpose is, any good living room space can be a comfortable place very chic and add a lot to anyone’s home sweet home. And it does not have to cost a lot.