Pinterest-Worthy Home Improvement Tips (For Both Practical & Extravagant Projects)

The most-searched category on Pinterest is ‘Home’ and ‘For the Home’ is the number one most used Pinterest board name. People are looking and there certainly is no shortage of home improvement tips and renovation ideas on the internet. The challenging part can be finding the ones that you can picture working in your own home.

Most of us have Pinterest boards ourselves. Our boards are filled with images and links that inspire us for our dream homes. These images are stunning but sometimes they can leave you feeling discouraged that these ideas won’t ever come to life for you. That’s why we’ve separated our home improvement tips into two categories: 1) One is for those who are looking for practical inspiration for their home project. 2) The other tips are for those crafting their dream home wish list.

 

Whichever list of tips you lean towards, both will give you ideas on how to transform your house into a pinterest-worthy dream home.

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1. Practical Home Improvement Tips to Make Your Life Easier

Baseboard Vacuum System

Sweep things under the rug…or better yet – into the baseboard! Installing a baseboard vacuum system in a high traffic area, like your kitchen, will make keeping your home tidy that much easier. Install the vacuum and all you have to do is sweep and push it into the suction of the baseboard system, no dustpan or effort required!

Motion Sensor Light Switches

Motion sensor light switches are super helpful when your hands are full or dirty. Not only are these switches convenient but they are super sanitary! By getting rid of traditional light switches, you help prevent the spread of sickness and germs in your home. 

Under-Cabinet Drawers

One home improvement tip to instantly make any space more practical is adding storage space. A great way to do this is by adding drawers underneath your kitchen cabinets (where your baseboards are). These drawers can store baking sheets, muffin tins, Tupperware, or anything you can’t fit in your other cabinets. It’s a simple tip but an easy way to declutter your kitchen and ‘pinterize’ your space.

 

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2. Extravagant Home Improvement Tips to Enhance Existing Spaces

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Transform Your ShedA_modern_shed_made_from_recycled_materials

Need more space but don’t want your home renovation project to affect the flow of your daily life? Consider transforming your shed into a functional and charming space. More than just an outdoor storage space, your shed can be a room dedicated to a hobby (or business) you’re passionate about. Greenhouse, workshop, art room – whatever your passion – the sky’s the limit! 

Create A Secret Room With A Bookcase Entrance

Satisfy your childhood fantasy by transforming a normal room into a secret space by using a bookcase as a hidden entrance rather than a traditional door. This fun addition instantly adds character to your home and makes the space feel a little more extravagant and special.

 

Add A Balcony To Your Master Bedroom

An easy way to add a little luxury to everyday life is by adding a balcony off of your master bedroom. There is something about walking directly out of your room and into the fresh air that makes home feel like a holiday.

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Your home should be a blend of the practical and extravagant. We hope these home improvement tips have helped show you that it’s in the little details that you can create a practical space designed to meet your family’s needs while also feeling like a luxurious get-away. No matter your budget you can make your house Pinterest-worthy in every sense.

 

 

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Simple Tips to Make Your Bathroom Luxurious

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When it comes to home renovations and remodels there are few projects more satisfying than a luxury bathroom. Transforming your bathroom into a spa-like oasis doesn’t need to be time-consuming and expensive. With a few small changes and a little attention to detail, any bathroom can be a place of luxury and indulgence.

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  • Natural Lighting & Unique Light Fixtures:
    • Windows: Natural daylight creates a fresh and calming atmosphere and brightens up the space. Beyond giving you natural light, windows allow for proper ventilation – an essential consideration in a room with higher moisture humidity levels than the rest of your house.
    • Unique Fixtures: Make a statement by replacing your ceiling light with an eye-catching chandelier or add decorative wall sconces making you feel pampered in your own home.
    • Candles: Don’t want to break the bank? Pick your favourite scents and place candles throughout the bathroom for mood lighting when you need to relax and a cozy, aromatic space for you or your guests.
  • Paint & Wallpaper
    • Paint trends: One of the hardest parts of remodelling a space is deciding what colour to paint the walls. The options are endless, but a few current trends are guaranteed to make your luxury bathroom calm and tranquil.
      • Simple whites and greys create a calming environment and are easily accented with stone and tiles for texture.
      • Dark blues and indigos create balance and contrast well with white appliances and marble accents. These colours are fresh, clean and also work well with darker metals like brass and copper for modern statement pieces.
    • Feature Wall: Make your space standout with a feature wall of unique wallpaper. Get creative and let the room reflect your individuality with a funky retro or floral pattern.
  • Flooring & Tile Homestead Custom Carpentry remodeled bathroom with rustic barn door and large showerhead.
    • Natural stone: Incorporate natural stone into your bathroom flooring to create a spa-like aesthetic. Natural stone is durable and has the option for in-floor heating to make your luxury bathroom extra cozy over those long winter months.
    • Tile: There are so many ways to customize your bathroom with tile; flooring, backsplashes, bathroom tub surrounds, custom tiled showers, mosaics and more.

 

  • Accessories – The Little Details Image result for bathroom accessories
    • If you don’t want to start a renovation or remodel project there are other ways to elevate your bathroom. By adding unique accessories that reflect your personal taste, your space can feel fresh and new without a big price tag.
      • Bathmat: Find a unique bathmat that adds a pop of colour or get ultra lavish with a faux fur mat.
      • Storage: Repaint a vintage ladder for a cozy farm-house feel to hang towels on or use as shelves for plants and candles. A practical and visually-pleasing addition to any bathroom.

 

No matter what’s going on in your life, you normally begin and end your day in your bathroom. For that reason, at Homestead Custom Carpentry Red Deer, we believe your bathroom should be a comfortable and inviting place. You can make it luxurious and calming simply by adding candles or completely redesigning the space with radiant-heat flooring and soaker tub for two. At the end of a long day, all that’s important is that you feel relaxed and pampered.

 

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