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Not everybody is born an interior decorator and can easily digest the term ‘do it yourself’.  Thus, almost everyone welcomes a helping hand and a few tips on home improvement. Assuming you have moved into a new home or your existing home needs updating.  We’ll share a few guidelines and tips to help you.

Bathroom Remodel

Enough cannot really be said about the overall style and condition of the bathroom. If your bathrooms old and lacking in style, you really should consider a bathroom remodel.

As with the kitchen, focus on flooring, counters and cabinets. A sink upgrade is also a great way to modernize your bathroom.

Before you proceed for bathroom remodeling, you must plan properly. Make a list of the items required that fulfills your goal of your remodeling of bathroom. If you are expanding the room to have a larger area, look for how to use the space in a better way and get creative.  There are no rules!

Cabinet Hardware

Many think hardware can be a simple and universal home improvement.  That’s true, but often people find new kitchen hardware that they love, but it just doesn’t go with their existing style.  Therefore, you must think of the room as a whole and not just the individual pieces.  Often, the answer is to re-do the cabinets.  Sometimes, you can just repaint or refinish them to match the hardware.

Whether to repaint or refinish them can be difficult, but there is no right or wrong answer.  The key is to make sure whatever you do is within YOUR BUDGET.

Living Room Remodels

If you are not doing major remodeling and just want to update your family or living rooms, paint is a great way to change a look.  Consider not purchasing a new sofa or chair and simply reupholster your existing one.

If you are a fan of “green options”, many companies offer fabrics that begin as a by-product of post-industrial waste. Even your front door can be made from 100% recyclable products. Some offer beautiful products that are constructed from 100% durable recyclable stainless steel and made with a thermal insulating core that the maker states will last a lifetime, without need for toxic refinishing.


Ok, we know many articles online aren’t helpful or just written by amateurs instead of real interior decorators.

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Also, be sure to check out our Houzz page as well as bathroom remodel projects.

Houston Interior Designer