A step by step guide to renovate your home successfully

Ruqaiyya Hussain Ruqaiyya Hussain
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Want to change your floors or try to preserve the original ones? Need to replace the radiator? Or do you want to break down the dividing walls of the kitchen to create a more open plan space?

These are just some of the questions you may ask yourself when you decide to renovate your house. You may not know where to even begin! No more worries; homify today is going to help you renovate your home through this small yet wonderful step by step guide.These steps are defined and provided by top notched professionals and will definitely help you give the best look to your house. 

Let us discover together some insights that may be useful when it comes to figuring out how to renovate our homes successfully.

1. The Floor

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Interiors in Mixed Style…

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The choice of flooring is a fundamental step when it comes to grappling with the renovation of a house. If the original flooring is beautiful, it could be the most simplest and convenient solution to keep it as is, especially if it is an old building.  

Architects and interior designers are increasingly showing how important it is to appreciate the original floors of a home, restoring them to their former glory. If you would like to replace them, however, then parquet flooring (hardwood flooring) or marble flooring is a great option. Another option is porcelain stoneware, which gives the room a wooden effect. With it's good price and high quality, this flooring also works well for the bathroom because it is moisture resistant.

2. Add Necessary Cooling and Heating appliances

The weather in India is no more moderate. We experience and suffer through extreme winter to extreme hot and thus, in both the cases you require proper heating and cooling appliances. 

When you restructure your home or give it a revamp, we may take this opportunity to change the heating or cooling system in our home.
For example, we may choose to install underfloor heating. Or, if we are fortunate enough to have an antique fireplace, we could restore it. Another option is to recover the old radiator, bringing a classic touch to the interior design.

3. Your Kitchen

A stand-alone kitchen or an open plan kitchen? A definitive answer to this question does not exist, because everything depends on your needs and priorities. If you really do not know, you could opt for something in-between, which is a big trend in recent years. 

As we can see in the image, if we use glass panels to separate our kitchen from the rest of the environment, we still have a slightly separated room where the smells and the noise can be confined, but the kitchen still interacts with the rest of the home. A brilliant idea for small hallways and homes.

4. Right Lighting

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Victorian + Modern Contemporary

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Lighting is essential to any setting, not only when you restructure the house. The general advice is to invest in more points of light, instead of just one, powerful one. You want to create ambiance in your home, while still having functional lighting.

Use white lights to elaborate and focus on the beauty of your furniture or colored lights if you have a modern style classic house. You are not short of options these days.

5. Don't forget the Bathroom

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Fabien Charuau Photography

Fabien Charuau—Recent Projects

Fabien Charuau Photography

Bathrooms are often the most affected areas when it comes to a renovation. You may take this opportunity to create a second bathroom or create more space in the main bathroom.

In this project, the bathroom was redesigned so that the shower becomes more comfortable and spacious, without impacting on the space throughout the rest of the room. The sink and mirror have been placed right in the corner of the room, taking up little space. 

If you want to have a spa style bathroom then plenty of options are waiting for you. 

6. Keep an eye on Wall

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Modern Contemporary

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Sometimes to give a breath of fresh air to a room, you need to repaint the walls. You can even add some colour and vibrancy!

Walls are like a canvas of your house and they have the tendency to make or break the look of any area. Remember, no matter how classy furniture and artworks you purchase, a poorly painted or maintained wall will always be a sore eye for you and your guests. 

7. Furnishing and Furniture

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Fabulous Contemporary Interior Design

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Renovations are always very demanding, both in terms of the time that they take as well as how much they cost. For this reason, it's not always possible to create ad-hoc design solutions.

With a little bit of creativity, however, we can give life and charm to rooms without spending a fortune. The trick is to combine elements of the new and the modern with vintage pieces, keeping colors as the base rather than the materials themselves.

Isn't this a quite short yet appealing guide to follow at home? For more ideas, click here.

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