You have heard about how curb appeal can increase the value of your home. What about room décor appeal, which is the level of visual appeal associated with each room of your home? How do you beautify your décor by completing a home improvement project?
We are going to start in the kitchen, before moving to other rooms inside of your home.
Renovate the Kitchen
As the heart of your home, the kitchen represents the perfect place to start for a home improvement project that beautifies your décor. The first thing to do is to remove all of the clutter and organize what is left by storing kitchen gadgets and accessories inside of cabinets and counter drawers. Then, consider changing out any outdated appliances for more modern looking appliances. Painting the kitchen a vibrant color such as Kelly green or sunlight yellow will not only beautify your kitchen décor, but the paint job will also enhance the ambiance of the most important room in your home.
The Beautiful Addition of a Marble Countertop
The subtle, yet sleek appearance of a marble countertop will beautify your décor, while offering long lasting durability. Marble resists the damage caused by cracks and scratches to make the natural stone the ultimate material to use for countertops that act as the primary food prep and cooking area. Unique veining offers a décor versatility unmatched by any other type of stone. Heat resistant at high temperatures, a marble countertop can include a high performance range embedded at the center of the countertop.
Despite what many homeowners think, installing a marble countertop will not require you to take out a second home mortgage. In fact, marble is often more affordable than granite and engineered quartz. As of November 2019, the average minimum cost of marble ran $40 per square foot, while the average maximum cost of marble was $100 a square foot. This means the average cost of marble was around $60 for every square foot of the natural stone. With the average amount of marble used to build a kitchen countertop at 53 square feet, the cost of an average marble countertop at $60 per square foot was around $3,200.
Tweak the Living Room with Teak Wood Furniture
After nearly 80 years since plantation, a tree can give us attractive teak wood to use for improving the appearance of the living room. Teak represents one of the most coveted types of wood used to design and manufacture furniture, especially for coffee tables, rocking chairs, and varnished bookshelves. Rich with oil and rubber, teak retains its appearance for decades to come, which means maintenance is low and repairs are rare. Adding teak furniture in the living room will increase the value of your home.
Change out the Window Treatments
Window treatments are one of the most neglected home accessories. We hang blinds, shades, and shutters, and then forget about the window treatments until they become eyesores. Changing out window treatments makes perfect sense when you overhaul other areas of a room. For example, if you paint over dull colored room walls, you can upgrade the window treatments by installing blinds that welcome the sun inside. Blinds that have wide spaces between the slats are ideal for inviting the sun in for the day.
Refurbish the Doors
Like window treatments, doors are another décor feature that are often neglected by homeowners. Instead of thinking the doors to your home are mere exits and entrances, refurbish the doors by either changing out the doors or applying a different colored paint to the doors. Start with the master bedroom by installing a special door that represents the ambiance you want to establish in the place where you spend the most time in your home.
Let the Light Shine
When we talk about light, we are talking about much more than the shades and track lights illuminating your home. Sunlight is another source of illumination that will enhance the ambiance of your home décor. You can go with solar shades that open up a room or simply not adorn any of the windows in a room with window treatments. Focus on setting antiques and artwork in places that receive the most exposure to the sun.
The most attractive shelves do not look like shelves at all. Instead of ordinary square shelves, think outside of the room décor box by going with small platforms that appear as if they are floating in midair. The visually stunning appearance of the new shelves will be the talk of the next dinner party. You can also replace the shelves on home accessories such as bookshelves and dining room cabinets.
When you consider home improvement projects that will beautify your décor, you will have to prioritize the order in which to complete the projects. Although cost will play a big role in prioritizing home improvement projects, you should also consider the impact each project will have on increasing the value of your home.