New Home, Now What?
If you’ve recently relocated to the Tri-Cities area, chances are the great outdoors, the rich culture and history, or the Bristol Motor Speedway were among the many highlights which attracted you. However, unless you designed the home from the ground up, chances are your new purchase requires some updates and renovations to make it feel like yours. Renovations can be expensive especially for the kitchen, but there are ways to make updates to bathrooms, for example, without breaking the bank. When making renovations, it’s better to focus on the most used rooms in the house first, kitchens, bathrooms, or selecting your furniture are all excellent places to start getting your new home feel like yours.
Bathrooms On A Budget
Whether your style is colonial, speedway or distillery focused you can express yourself in your bathroom. Handmade soaps are easy to make and lend a homestead feel, especially when paired with natural colors. If you happen to be a connoisseur of wine or beer, you can choose paint colors to express your palate. Paintings and framed pictures from your favorite races can tie in your love of speedways with your color scheme.
Creating An Inviting Kitchen
One of the most used rooms in the home for social gathering is the kitchen. Dinner parties, play dates, and family meals all start in the kitchen. You want your kitchen to be functional, but also reflect who you are. Repainting cabinets is a great way to give them a new look without having to replace them. But kitchens aren’t just about the big appliances, they are about the small touches, as well. Home cooked meals convey how important it is to take care of your body. Investing in sharp knives to cut through your veggies and fruit are as important as being stocked with fresh herbs and flavorful oils are an inexpensive way to show you care. Another low cost consideration for the kitchen is fresh potted herbs or plants. Having a variety of plants offers a homey feel to any space, as well as purifies the air, offering a clean feel.
Let A Signature Piece Speak
It’s easy to want to spend thousands of dollars on a huge sectional, a dining room table, new linen, and…the list is endless. Owning a new home, however, comes with far more financial responsibility than renting. As much as you might like to buy everything and fill up your home all at once, this may not be the smartest move. Instead, consider purchasing a signature piece for your living room or dining room. A signature piece can be chosen to the deepest essence of you. The amount of styles for sitting are mind-boggling from contemporary modern, to daybed, to a chaise lounge. Setting the tone for how you stylize your inner sanctum begins with a trademark piece. And consider, signature pieces do not have to only be furniture. A bull skull can also tell a lot about a person.
Your Bedroom Is A Sanctuary
While the rest of the house might require you to consider others, your bedroom is a place where you can let your creativity run wild. Black walls in the living room might not go over so well, but contrasted with all white furniture in your bedroom could be heaven. You might desire to flaunt your flair for the old world, design a sleep haven, or have a place to drape yourself in satin. Your bedroom, your house, your rules.