Little Budget, Big Impact
A few lessons I learned along the way can make a remodel seem a little less scary and a lot more pocketbook friendly.
Create Wow Walls
Try using wallpapers or painting statement accent walls to draw the eye where you want it and away from where you don’t. Wallpapers can be pricey but are a lot less expensive than a whole kitchen remodel. Try pulling the colors of the materials in your space into the color of wallpaper, and go for large patterns and bold colors for a modern, graphic spin.
Use Open Shelving for Function and Style
Buying open floating shelves from stores can be very expensive. Instead, commission a contractor to make you custom shelves. Order already-cut brackets of your choosing and ask to sand and paint them yourself to cut down costs. Have your contractor hang them to ensure sturdiness. The finished product will make your space feel more open than having cabinets or bulky storage and will act as a nice visual display.
Group Your Favorite Things
Take things you love and showcase them in interesting ways. Strategically grouping similar items together will create a statement in your space and will cut down on visual clutter. I created a wall of landscape paintings around my fireplace to draw the eye to the fireplace, setting an earthy and masculine tone for the living room.
Wallpaper and Paint: Seminole Decor Center Inc., 417-881-5559
Hardwood Flooring: Signature Wood Floors, 417-987-8574
Custom Shelving: John Groves Construction, 417-773-0550