We all want a custom home that reflects our own personal tastes and evokes a specific feeling. When you think about the customization of you home, you may think that the customization is synonymous with expensive. Depending on what type of home customization you are thinking of it very well can be. However, there are ways to customize your home on a budget by simply adding some personal touches.
Roll Up Your Sleeves
There are many different ways to customize your home on a budget, if you are willing to roll up your sleeves. The walls of your home are a great place to start. Painting is a great way to incorporate color and instantly change the feel of a room. There are also different techniques you can use to add texture and depth to your walls, like sponging your walls instead of using a brush.
Wallpaper can be a bit more difficult than painting but will add a decorative flair to any room. A beautiful wallpaper pattern will can add depth or a level of sophistication depending on your taste. Crown molding is also a great way to add a finished and elegant touch to your walls.
Window treatments present an almost endless array of customization options. Most window treatments are relatively easy to install, and are available at a number of different price points, which allow for you to incorporate them in a number of different ways while staying on budget.
If you want that hardwood look, or natural stone feel, but don’t have the budget for it, there are alternatives that may be just what you are looking for. Synthetic wood floors come in a variety of colors and textures, and are also exceptionally durable and easy to clean. Artificial floor surfaces are also available that can give you that detailed tile look, or natural stone finish, without compromising your budget.
Another way to use your floors to customize your home is through the use of rugs. A great rug can accent any room. Area rugs are great because they can be found at many different price points. Rugs can add a level of comfort while providing a pop of color. Smaller rugs –like runners- are another great way to inexpensively add warmth and style to your home.
Lighting can change the entire feel of a room at the flick of a switch. Changing out some older light fixtures can not only add an element of sophistication or artistry, but also simply provide more light, changing the look and feel of a room. By simply going to any home improvement store, or shopping online, you can find countless different light fixtures that will be unique to your home, thus providing that custom feel without the custom price tag.
You can also use light to highlight a piece of artwork, which will help provide a room with a specific identity. This can also be done with outdoors lights as well. An outdoor light that focuses on an interesting element of your homes architecture or even a majestic tree adds a great design astatic to your property.
By implementing these customization ideas you will be able to give your home a unique quality that showcases your taste and personality without taking a huge financial risk.