Houses need upkeep and that usually doesn’t come cheap. It usually involves meticulous planning and finding ways to cut costs. Remodelling a house is costly, labor-intensive and time consuming. But who says it can’t be fun?
Here are 10 clever ways to remodel your house that are remarkably fun, extremely useful and unlike to bust your budget:
- Convert the attic into a pillow room
Attics are usually boring storage spaces, but some home owners convert them into bedrooms. Converting an attic into a bedroom is likely to cost a lot though, so better solution is to clear the floor and simply fill the space with loads of pillows. Keep the floorboards clean and get fluffy pillows to fill the space neatly. Viola! You’ve got a cozy little place for the kids’ slumber parties.
- Display books under the stairs
This is one of the easiest and most useful remodelling tricks in the book. Staircases are usually hollow inside and a waste of space, but you can use the space to display your book collection. Under-stair bookshelves are really useful and as such, they don’t need to be over elaborate. You can even use the added space as storage for wine or shoes. Converting the space under staircases is really trendy right now, mostly because how easy and useful it is.
- Make your walls magnetic
What if you could convert your whole wall into a giant magnet and never have to drill a hole into it again? That’s a solution offered by a new start-up called Magnektik. They send out wall panels that are magnetic and you can hang everything from TVs to wall art with simple magnetic brackets. This allows for a free flowing, holes-free wall that looks gorgeous and is cleverly useful.
- Stretch a hammock across a extra-high ceiling
If you’re lucky enough to have a very high ceiling, you can stretch a hammock across it and use it as a fun play area. Indoor hammocks are really easy to install and take away whenever you need. Just be extra careful with all the safety measures and installation instructions to get this right.
- Install a bar rail on your deck
A deck is usually where the family and guests gather for drinks and barbecues so why not install a bar rail? Not only does this make the deck look better, it also adds an extra dining or drinking area in the house. Installing a bar rail should take less than an hour and is usually a pretty cheap upgrade. It’s the perfect addition if you host a lot of parties.
- Utilize dead space with a wine rack
No matter how small the house, there’s likely dead space somewhere. A wall or a column that’s pretty much useless can be hollowed out to create a small and neat wine rack. You could even try this with your kitchen island. Why let the whole kitchen island block up space when you can carve out a small storage area into it?
These six remodelling tips are likely to make your living space a lot more comfy and efficient. Most of them are quick and easy fixes for simple problems like lack of storage space or creative ways to use dead space. Goes to show that having a great house doesn’t always need to cost a fortune.
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