Four Refreshing Updates to Try On A Budget


If you’re like many people, recent challenges have caused your home maintenance to fall a little lower than usual down your priority list. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to get your home back in the limelight with a few DIY projects. So if your space needs a pick-me-up, these fresh new ideas from Adamick Architecture can help your home get its groove back.

  1. Get Creative With Wallpaper

Wallpaper is a decorator’s best friend: It combines unparalleled transformative power with stunning vibrancy and unmatched durability. With the rise of peel-and-stick papers, which are a snap to apply, reposition, and remove thanks to the convenient adhesive backing, wallpaper has been having quite a moment over the past few years. Designers have come out with a dazzling array of design options, from striking metallics to bold florals and even tongue-in-cheek, risqué prints.

For a fresh new take on the wallpaper trend that will set your home apart, try a two-fold approach. First, create a custom wallpaper design that showcases your personality. Second, use your custom paper in creative, nontraditional ways, such as inside a cabinet or covering a door or piece of furniture. You could even frame a swatch like an art print.

Find interesting and unexpected ways to incorporate your wallpaper throughout your home, and voila! You have a one-of-a-kind, signature print that ties your whole home together. Don’t worry about running out: Custom papers are printed on-demand, so your design will always be in stock if you need more.

  1. Upgrade Your Guest Quarters

It’s likely to have been a while since you had houseguests. Fortunately, with vaccinations in full swing, you will likely host a few families and friends soon. Make them feel appreciated by putting together a decadent guest room.

Select matching, high-quality linens and towels, hang some fun artwork, and add hotel-inspired touches, such as fluffy robes, an in-room coffee maker, and fresh flowers. If your home doesn’t have functional guest space, consider consulting with an interior designer to help you create a guest area in your existing space.

Something else to remember: depending on the size of your remodeling project, it might make things easier to empty out certain rooms to give you more space to work. Be sure to keep your boxes clearly marked. It will save you lots of headaches down the road. Naturally, that applies to bigger moves, as well.

Lastly, if your wool or vinyl carpets are starting to look faded and dull, consider using a full room dyeing kit from Americolor. This can help enliven your older carpet without having to completely replace it.

  1. Show Your Sofa Some Love

You may have ended up on your couch a lot during the pandemic. In studies on pandemic behavior, most Americans admitted to spending more time on their couches than ever before. Make up for the extra wear and tear by giving your sofa a little TLC. Use your vacuum attachment to suck out any crumbs. If possible, remove and wash the cushion covers. For upholstered couches, try a deep cleaner or carpet shampoo machine. For leather, use a good leather conditioner or saddle soap. Top off your newly refreshed sofa with bright new throw pillows.

Of course, if you want to really show your sofa some love, hire professional furniture cleaners to breathe new life into your favorite piece of furniture. Remember to check reviews for the top cleaners in your area to ensure you’re hiring someone who will treat that sofa with care.

  1. Upgrade Your Outside Living Spaces

Chances are, there are some things about your yard that drive you crazy. For instance, do you grimace as you drive over cracks in your driveway, or worry about tripping on broken pavers or steps up to the door? Take some time to care for your outside spaces, too. For uneven ground surfaces, search for “grading near me” online for professional graders. But be sure to look at ratings and reviews before hiring someone. By hiring someone with a good reputation, whether for grading or other tasks, you can rest easy knowing your yard is in good hands.

Your home is your oasis from the world. It’s also a reflection of who you are. To ensure it stays the sanctuary you love to live in, take the time to give it a refresh. A few updates will do wonders to rejuvenate your home’s appeal.

Adamick Architecture can help you with your home remodeling needs. Contact us today for a consultation.

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