3 DIY Ways to Remodel Your Home

Looking to remodel your home? This can be a daunting task requiring a large investment of time and money. Luckily, there are many things you can do yourself that will make this project easy and fun without digging deep in your pockets.

Ask an Expert

When it comes to remodeling your home, here are our top three DIY ways to consider throughout your process. Number one: Ask an expert. Many professionals offer free estimates and advice regarding your project. This is a free and risk-free way to get started and get ideas. If you decide to move forward with a contractor, make sure you have done your research. It is important to find a contractor with a solid process in place to ensure they meet all your needs.

You want to make sure they will be able to handle any issues that may arise during the project. Also, make sure they understand your design esthetic. This is a crucial step to ensure you get the look you want as well as the elements that add value to your home.

Bright room with artwork

Maximize Space

Number two: Maximize space. Here are some ways to make your space seem bigger. Create zones within your space. This can be done with furniture, curtains, rugs, and room dividers. Create a bigger feel with multiple-seating areas or a room divider, such as bookshelves.

Multi-functional furniture can also help a room function as two different spaces. For example, a deep sofa can double as a guest bed for visitors. You want to create sight lines, so taking down walls might be right for you. Open views are visually pleasing but also will help open the space. Next, select furnishings that facilitate flow in the space. This could be two small complementary coffee tables vs. one large one. Mirrors are also great additions to help maximize your space because they can help trick the eye and create dimension.

Be specific with your furniture selections because less is always more, especially in a small space. A few key pieces that take up more room are much better than a bunch of small ones thrown together. Don’t forget to make the space your own. Add personal touches where you can to make it feel like home!

Furnished room

Furniture Budget

Number three: Leave adequate budget for furniture upgrades. Furniture makes or breaks a room, so it is important to allocate a budget dedicated to this. First, edit what you have, and keep only what works for your renovated space. As I said before, less is always more! Once you’ve made your decisions, it’s time to shop for what you need. Consider using an interior designer to help you make your selections to ensure they work with what you have. This does not always have to be expensive and time consuming!

Here at Today’s Home, we offer free in-home design for all of our clients. This includes flooring and window treatments. To help keep costs down, we offer a range of products from high end to budget conscious. For example, you may want to invest in a high-quality sofa that will last a long time, and then mix in an eclectic affordable accent piece to help keep you in budget. Designer Furniture Outlet allows you to find these eclectic, one-of-a-kind pieces for a wholesale price.  The furniture possibilities are endless with so many options available in the market!

Rachel Lenchner

About 

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, I now follow in the footsteps of my grandparents and Today’s Home founders Audrey and Sig Lenchner and my parents Jeff and Jill Lenchner. It didn't take long for me to realize home design is in my blood. After graduating from The University of Pittsburgh with a BA in Business Administration I lived in New York City where I worked as the Wholesale Marketing Coordinator for jewelry designer David Yurman. I started my career at Today’s Home in the summer of 2015.

To schedule a free interior design consultation with me, click here or call our North Hills location at 412-364-4760.