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5 Renovation Ideas for your Living Room on Budget

5 Renovation Ideas for your Living Room on Budget

A living room is often one of the most used areas in the house because of the multitude of functions it has to fulfill: it’s where we entertain guests, relax, play games, and socialize. Here are a few ideas on giving your living room design a quick refresh without breaking the bank. Because a living room remodel doesn’t necessarily have to be a major overhaul a minor facelift might be just the thing!
So let’s get started.

1. Let in The Light With New Windows

5 Renovation Ideas for your Living Room on Budget

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Living rooms are for the living, and nothing stimulates that feeling like natural light streaming through your windows and enlightening your living room. If you’re like other homeowners, your living room windows just might be tired, drafty, and sorely lacking in the light transmittal. Give your window spaces a second life by replacing them with new windows. New windows recoup a healthy 70 to 75 percent of their original cost. In addition, you’ll save energy and money by replacing poor windows with weathertight windows. Nowadays window designs are made that let a maximum amount of natural light pour in.

2. Expand Your Living Room

5 Renovation Ideas for your Living Room on Budget

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Back in time, traditionally living rooms were kept tight and compact to conserve energy. But with the open floor plan movement of the mid 20th century, coupled with today’s need for more space, everyone wants living rooms that are larger than ever. If you have a room adjoining the living room that you don’t mind sacrificing, you can remove an interior non-load-bearing wall and take over that space. One alternative to an open plan is a broken plan home, which provides small niches of privacy while still maintaining an overall sense of openness. You can define these sub-spaces with half-walls, glass walls, pillars, and columns, or with non-permanent pieces such as bookcases.

3. Choose the perfect color palette

5 Renovation Ideas for your Living Room on Budget

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In no other room of the house is color so important as in the living room. Whether it’s used for hanging out, watching movies, reading, or sipping wine, the living room always gets most of your time. With so much attention focused on this area, the color scheme must be spot-on perfect. If you are renovating your home to attract buyers choose a color palette for your living room that appeals to a majority of buyers. White, gray, beige, and other neutrals lead the pack in terms of colors that tend to be mutually liked. Brown, gold, and earthy orange push the living room’s color register to bolder reaches, capturing the attention of would-be buyers. Deep blue living rooms communicate a sense of rich tradition, while lighter blues evoke the breezy, carefree feeling of a day at the seaside.

4. Focus On The Flooring

5 Renovation Ideas for your Living Room on Budget

Interior DesignHome Renovation Image SourcePatrick’s Interior Dezign Pte Ltd

Redoing a floor doesn’t have to be an expensive exercise. But if you have a tired carpet or damaged tiles, new flooring can do wonders for your living room. Carpet can be replaced without too much effort, and as with most building materials, there is an incredible variety available to suit all budgets. Vinyl tiles or wooden laminates are also great and highly cost-effective flooring options. One of the great advantages of these modern floor finishes is that they can be installed on top of your existing tile or cement finish, making them quick and mostly mess-free options.

5. Create Faux Extra Space

5 Renovation Ideas for your Living Room on Budget

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Whether or not you have bumped out a wall to make more living room space, you’ll still want to create the illusion of greater space on the cheap with simple techniques. Like, make your living room ceiling white, in order to avoid a claustrophobic feeling. A chandelier or large pendant light captures the eye and it makes your room feel larger and Mount shelves high, near the ceiling, to pull the eye upward, just like in this living room design. Making faux extra space saves on remodel costs while potentially making your living room more tempting.

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