Giving your home a makeover doesn’t have to break the bank. From tackling weekend DIY projects to transforming the furniture you already own, there are many ways to make big changes on a small budget. Here, Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour and design expert, shares her top three tips for refreshing your home on a budget.
Beautiful DIY kitchen upgrades. Transform your kitchen without the cost of a full renovation by repainting kitchen cabinets. “You can easily achieve a completely new look in a weekend by repainting your upper or lower cabinets,” says Grech.
Looking for an update, but not ready to commit to repainting all your cabinets? “Paint the cabinets on just your kitchen island a bold colour like Hale Navy HC-154 to make this the focal point of the room and transform the look and feel of your whole kitchen.”
Don’t replace, repaint. Instead of replacing wooden furniture, consider repainting it to give your home a revamp. From wooden chairs to coffee tables and dressers, you can easily update furniture yourself to give it a fresh new look. “Benjamin Moore Advance paint is also an excellent choice for painting furniture. Always make sure to sand, clean and thoroughly prepare any surface before painting to ensure beautiful results.”
Dip your toes with an accent wall. Want a change but not ready to repaint a whole room? Accent walls are a favourite designer trick to introduce colour into neutral spaces. Not only is painting an accent wall an easy weekend project, it refreshes a room and gives any space personality and flair.
“This fall, choose hues that pull inspiration from the changing leaves, like Greenfield Pumpkin HC-40, Prairie Lily CC-98 and Golden Tan 2152-40, to introduce warm seasonal colour into your home.”
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