Renovation of the house is usually associated with a great undertaking, tons of debris, clouds of dust and high financial expenses. However, sometimes a small change is enough, and the interior can transform into a completely new one. Learn a few tips from our top interior designers on how to carry out a cheap home renovation that will make your flat a great place to live in.
Painting your tiles
A quick way to change the character of the interior. In a few hours, old tiles in the bathroom or kitchen can regain its former glory and dramatically change the appearance of the room. It is enough to apply the paint on cleaned and degreased tiles. Sometimes 2 or even 3 layers of paint are needed to cover the surface thoroughly. If such a metamorphosis of the interior suits you, look for the special paint for painting tiles on the shop shelves. You can paint the walls and the floor whit it too.
Who does not have a piece of furniture in the house that needs a little refreshment? If the object is made of plywood or it’s veneered, it is best to use chalk paints. They hide the imperfections and give the painted surface a natural effect. Before starting work, you must clean the furniture and degrease it with extraction naphtha. If you want to renew, for example, an old wooden wardrobe, that has some varnish cavities, there will be some serious dust involved. Take off the surface with a carpenter's scraper and then wipe it with sandpaper along the grain of the wood. Clean the piece of dust using a cloth and proceed to paint the surface with wood paint.
Terrace made of boards
How to create a beautiful terrace? According to our London interior designers, in order for your terrace to become an oasis of rest, you should put some boards on it. Wood is a friendly and durable material. Properly secured, it will serve for years. Manufacturers of terrace systems offer a wide range of varieties of wood and composite boards. You can easily choose a shade of wood that matches the facade of the house. You can also order material from a nearby sawmill. Wood impregnation products can be found in the DIY stores.
Wallpaper on the wall
Many London interior designers will agree that wallpapering is one of the most popular ways to decorate walls. No levelling, grinding or painting. The undeniable advantage of wallpaper is its versatility. It covers everything that you do not want to see. In a few moments, the ugly wall gains a new face. The disadvantage of the wallpaper is, unfortunately, the precision with which it should be glued.
if we do not have a large budget for property renovation in London, we can refresh the interior with accessories and small elements (See: How to change your interior using details? Tips from our London interior designers). Sometimes very little is needed for a huge change. Changing curtains, pillows, rugs, upholstery of the furniture is the beginning of a new appearance of the living room. Small details and knick-knacks are also important. A base that always works are lamps, mirrors, candles and paintings in frames to be set or hung on the walls.
Imitation on the wall
Brick, stone (travertine is perfectly suited for interiors) or decorative concrete are very fashionable wall decorations that are very popular in contemporary London interior design. However, their implementation may seem difficult, if we mean making such a decorative wall from scratch with original materials. But there is a solution to such problems. The market for finishing materials is being conquered by all kinds of imitations. Instead of heavy brick or concrete, you can use facings that are similar to a given material. Easy to install gypsum imitations of a decorative stone will change the character of the interior of any flat or house.