Wake The Lakes Lifehack of the Week: ‘Cheap Ways to Make Your House Look More Expensive”
- Use neutral tones–Using a neutral base is a surefire way to elevate the look of any space. Feature a neutral base for large furniture pieces and rugs (colors such as white, off-white, cream, beige, or grey, for instance) and use pops of color through accessories like pillows and throw blankets.
- Hang mirrors–Not only do they make a room look bigger, they amplify light, giving the room a brighter, airy feel. And, when they’re large enough, they save you precious dollars that you would otherwise need to spend on wall art.
- Update your light fixtures–Lighting plays an often underrated yet pivotal role in the look and mood of your home. In addition to making sure every room has either recessed lights or a ceiling fixture (not just lamps), look to update any old fixtures that make your space look dated and use warm light bulbs and dimmer switches wherever possible.
- Install new cabinet hardware–Truly one of the easiest and cheapest ways to update the look of your kitchen or bathroom is to install new, modern-looking hardware (drawer pulls and cabinet handles—and by “install” we mean, secure with a screwdriver in already properly spaced and drilled holes). Remove old-fashioned or greenish-hued hardware and replace it with sleek, contemporary options.
Repaint your front door–The overall look of your front entryway communicates a lot (especially to potential buyers). Decide what vibe you want to convey (hint: black looks the richest and most sophisticated), and paint accordingly. After you’ve settled on a color, turn your attention to the handle and doorway light fixtures (Are they weather-worn with black spots?). Replace them, if necessary.