Apartment renovations can be very costly, so you will understandably want to get your money’s worth whether you are taking on the job yourself or hiring a professional to do it. Here are some ways by which you can get impressive results without overshooting your budget.
Opt for lighter, brighter colors
A good way to produce the impression of space is to opt for a lighter and brighter color palette. This is especially important for smaller apartments which do not get sufficient daylight throughout the day. Your choice in paint colors will ultimately be shaped by your preferences of course, but do consider the benefits that lighter colors will provide when you perform apartment renovations.
Replace your carpet
It may surprise you to know that simply changing out your carpet can have a remarkable effect in terms of changing the look of your apartment. Good carpets need not be expensive; you should be able to find some great options at around $20/sq.m, so fitting out a single room should cost you about $300 to 400.
Get new handles and fixtures
Changing out your old cabinet handles and fixtures for new ones is a great way to dress up your place for not a lot of money. Of course, you will want to make sure that the new fixtures you use complement your new design, so decide on your color palette and design before you shop for the smaller items.
Don’t neglect to plan for storage in every room. This can be anything from couches or chairs that open up with a storage space underneath, or recessed cabinets and shelves that provide additional storage without taking up too much space on their own. This is especially important for apartments where space is very limited, and will help you avoid having to install large, bulky furniture.