Simple Improvement Projects Can Make It Look Like You Totally Remodeled, Even on A Tight Budget.
More than half of new and current owners will choose to redecorate or remodel at least one room in their accommodation this coming year. Even though the number of people engaging in easy improvement projects keeps getting more significant year-over-year, their budgets remain tight (for most people, around USD 15,000). Though most owners who renovate and redecorate their homes stick to their budgets, nearly half find that the costs of materials, renovation products, and fixtures are higher than they expect. The smartest owners start with a budget, then find luxury products at competitive prices to finish and furnish their renovated spaces. Some of the fastest, easiest improvement projects involve changing up the lightness and lighting in any area of the housing, which is why crystal chandeliers are some of the best-selling and most popular renovation products.
- Improvement Project 1: Put up faux wood beams to change the entire design aesthetic of your habitation.
- Improvement Project 2: Install a flush mount crystal chandelier in the bathroom to create a spa space.
- Improvement Project 3: Put up new window treatments to change the lighting in the space.
- Improvement Project 4: Put pendant crystal chandeliers in hallways, stairwells, and near entry doors to give the impression of a grand entryway or concourse.
- Improvement Project 5: Use mirrors to make a room seem more open than it truly is.
- Improvement Project 6: Turn your kitchen into an inviting and useful entertaining space with a modern crystal chandelier.
- Improvement Project 7: Install light, textured, wood-look flooring to make a room more useable.
- Improvement Project 8: Work with the professional designers at Crystal Chandeliers Inc to design a one-of-a-kind crystal chandelier for anywhere in – or outside of – your nest.
Improvement Project 1: Put up faux wood beams to change the entire design aesthetic of your habitation.
While design trends in years past have tended toward the hyper-modern, recent popular renovation products support a revival of rustic and vintage interior decorating styles. While some modern trends (light-colored paint, open floor plans) remain very popular, it is now increasingly common to style modern spaces with rustic renovation products. Faux wood beams installed on the ceiling of current lodging are one of the easiest ways to create a rustic aesthetic. Giving the appearance of exposed wood beams, faux wood beams can be customized to match any existing wood accents in the quarters or to complement owners’ furniture and decor style. Consequently, this improvement project can quickly turn an overly minimalist, sterile space into a warm and inviting room.
Expected Cost: Average USD 14.05-18.86 per foot of faux/decorative wood beam
Improvement Project 2: Install a flush mount crystal chandelier in the bathroom to create a spa space.
Putting up a crystal chandelier in the bathroom is a great way to turn an uninteresting space into an at-home oasis, while also avoiding some of the most expensive elements of a bathroom remodel. Because most bathrooms have low ceilings and a reasonably narrow footprint, the best crystal chandelier choice is often a flush mount model centered over the bathtub or (in larger bathrooms) two fixtures situated over his-and-hers sinks. This habitation improvement project is especially easy if there are existing light fixtures located where the new chandelier is going. In that case, experienced DIY-ers can easily install a modern crystal chandelier themselves, and hiring a professional for a simple fixture installation would not overly strain the remodeling budget.
Expected Cost: USD 500-1,000 for most chandeliers; up to USD 150 for professional installation
Improvement Project 3: Put up new window treatments to change the lighting in the space.
Installing new window treatments (like curtains, valances, and blinds) is a favorite quarter improvement project for professional interior designers. That’s because these renovation products are made to change the way light comes into and moves around a room, and light is a designer’s best tool for improving how space feels (both in terms of style and size). Taking down heavy, dark curtains and valances, for example, and putting up light-colored, semi-sheer panels can dramatically change the amount of natural light that enters a room. Moreover, hanging curtains higher than the window and buying them, so the fabric hangs down lower than the bottom windowsill can trick the eye into perceiving the ceiling as higher than it is.
Expected Cost: Average USD 600-2,000 depending on the number and size of windows
Improvement Project 4: Put pendant crystal chandeliers in hallways, stairwells, and near entry doors to give the impression of a grand entryway or concourse.
Installing pendant lighting is one of the biggest trends in improvement projects, and pendant crystal chandeliers are one of the most popular renovation products. That’s because of their small footprint and big style can completely change the aesthetic feel of any part of the accommodation. Pendant lights installed alone or in groups can dramatically brighten small, dingy spaces and eliminate dark corners. What’s more, using pendant crystal chandeliers can significantly elevate the style of the space, turning utilitarian corridors (only suitable for moving from one room to another) into luxurious spaces to be enjoyed in their own right. To make this improvement project easier, many companies now make kits to retrofit outdated recessed lighting fixtures (standard in hallways) to fit modern pendant lights.
Expected Cost: Often less than USD 500 per light, including installation
Improvement Project 5: Use mirrors to make a room seem more open than it truly is.
Open- and walk-through floor plans are the most popular designs today, yet many smaller and older houses feel much more closed off and segmented than owners want. While it is often possible to remove walls and create a new flow between spaces, doing so is rarely either quick or easy (or affordable) as far as improvement projects go. Mirrors present an easy alternative renovation product for owners hoping to achieve the appearance of more open space without having to demolish anything. Specifically, putting up faux-window mirrors and faux-transom mirrors have the greatest impacts. That’s because both of these renovation products change the lighting and stylistic appearance of a space, making dark, closed-off rooms feel light, open, and modern.
Expected Cost: Average USD $139-$432, including installation; more for larger mirrors
Improvement Project 6: Turn your kitchen into an inviting and useful entertaining space with a modern crystal chandelier.
The kitchen is the real heart of most lodgings. With eat-in and open plan kitchen spaces becoming increasingly popular, it’s not surprising that kitchens are now (more than ever) more than just a place for cooking. Owners who have or are planning an eat-in kitchen space can further enhance the focal point of their entertaining space by installing a modern crystal chandelier over eat-at-islands or in-kitchen dining areas. In past years, this type of improvement project was only possible in luxury accommodation. Yet recent renovation trends have increased the demand for and availability of more accessible modern crystal chandeliers and other contemporary light fixtures. Consequently, almost any abode can feel like a luxury quarter with the addition of these renovation products.
Expected Cost: Average USD$1,800 for fixtures, USD$421 for installation
Improvement Project 7: Install light, textured, wood-look flooring to make a room more useable.
Though installing new tile is often not the fastest or most straightforward way to renovate a room, new porcelain and ceramic flooring that is designed to look and feel like wood can make a room look better, brighter, and more aesthetically pleasing while also empowering owners to use it differently. That’s because these kinds of industry-leading renovation products adhere to recent interior design trends (wood floors, using reclaimed and light wood) while also being far more durable, waterproof, and damage-resistant than real wood floors. What’s more, because these abode renovation products can come in textured varieties, owners can enjoy better footing (especially for children, pets, and older or disabled loved ones) and, consequently, enhanced safety in whatever room(s) chosen for this accommodation improvement project.
Expected Cost: Average USD 1-15 per square foot, including installation
Improvement Project 8: Work with the professional designers at Crystal Chandeliers Inc to design a one-of-a-kind crystal chandelier for anywhere in – or outside of – your nest.
Given the immense importance of lighting in how accommodation looks and feels, a custom-fit or one-of-a-kind light fixture can be one of the most impactful abode renovation product owners can buy. Indeed, choosing the wrong light fixture can ruin the room. That’s because the dimensions play a huge role in ensuring that a light fixture, like a crystal chandelier, has the best possible impact on a space. Purchasing pendant lighting that hangs too low, for example, can have the opposite of its intended effect, making it like the ceiling is lower than it is. Similarly, installing a broad light fixture over a kitchen island that is wider than the island itself can make a kitchen feel cluttered and disjointed instead of elegant and expansive.
Expected Cost: Price varies; contact Crystal Chandeliers Inc for a quote