Want to give your home a refresh without undertaking a full-scale renovation? Consider these small upgrades you can make to your home for maximum impact.
“Art has the power to transform a space, whether that means adding something new to your collection or rearranging from within your home. Get creative: Invest in a new piece of art as a statement element for your home or create something yourself. Photography is a really great way to personalize your art: You can mount your photos on metal, have them back-mounted on glass, or printed on canvas and used as a mural. Unleash those images and adorn your home!”
—Carol Kurth, Carol Kurth Architecture + Interiors
“An easy upgrade, which can transform a space, is a wall mural or wallpaper. But you don’t have to limit yourself to actual wallpaper. Try Tempaper, a self-adhesive, removable wallpaper. It’s user-friendly and has fun prints for a child’s room or sophisticated trend-setting patterns for any room in the house. And it’s not a big commitment, because you can remove it easily! Or, Rebel Walls is a fabulous company that does full-size custom murals at a very affordable price. You select the mural pattern, enter the length and height of the wall, and they deliver it in about seven to 10 days.”
—Jane Bell, Jane Bell Interior Design
“[For kitchen and bath quick fixes,] cabinetry hardware is like jewelry; the incredible array of decorative cabinet hardware lends instant style. Brands like Top Knobs and Emtek offer a wide variety of styles and price points. Also, we are not fans of taking a paint brush to cabinetry, but sprucing up the surrounding walls and trim with a fresh coat of paint can make a big difference. And the insides count too! Reorganizing the cabinet interiors and drawers may not be readily visible on the outside but can make a huge difference to whoever is opening them. Container Store and Build.com have accessories to fix most storage challenges. And don’t be afraid to purge!”
—Jennifer Howard, JWH Design & Cabinetry