10 Great Ways to Bring New Life to your Old House

Interior Design Ideas & Tips Dated:  July 13, 2015
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Living Room with Wallpaper, Design by Interior Designer: Hameeda Sharma

In order to reconstruct your house, you have to be resourceful and creative, hence think upon the changes you want to bring while renovating your house. First of all pen down the things that you want to change. This will not let any of your ideas go undone.

Here are some great ways to bring new life to your old house:-

1) Change Interior of your house- The exquisitive looks of your house will depend upon your smart choice of choosing an interior for your house. First of all, decide an interior theme for your house depending upon your personality and style. You could choose a same interior theme for the entire house or you could choose different themes. A better idea would be to choose a theme simple and neutral for some of the rooms of the house. If you need to take a guidance and can rely and love the tastes of an interior designer, you can hire for one.

Living roomLiving Room, Design by Interior Designer: Rajiv Garg

2) Change the paint colours for walls- The best recommendation while choosing a paint colour is to look upon the facing of the windows and then altogether setting up a combination of colours based on the areas which receive sunlight and the areas which do not receive sunlight. If a window is facing towards east, a better choice would be to choose cooler tones for that room. And if the window is facing towards west, one can go for warmer paint colours for those rooms. The choice of colours will make your home a perfect place for summers as well as winters.

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3) Add home enhancing decorations Plants can add to the bounty of your house. As they signify life. You can put plants both indoors and outdoors to enhance certain portions of your house. These are the type of objects that draw attention to themselves and they can be a subject of conversations for the first time visitors too. Curtains can be used to bare windows to give these areas a certain look. While looking up for curtains, you could go for light coloured curtains with intricate designs .Make a smart choice while choosing for curtains. It is recommended that you avoid see- through materials. A better option would be to go for elegant materials such as natural silk, linen and cotton. 

Chandeliers could add to the beauty of your drawing room. All these decors will not only add elegance to your home, but could make up a stunning image in the eyes of your visitors and creating a nostalgia for your place.

Living roomLiving Room, Design by Architect: Architects' Studio

4) Go for crown moulding- Crown moulding provides a room a sense of completion. It brings the ceiling and the walls together which makes a perfect sense i.e making of a perfect house out of an  old worn-out house. The added advantage of crown moulding is that it does not incur high costs.

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5) Hardwood is preferred over carpets- Wall- to -wall carpeting in a home is a thing of past. Though it is warm and soft , but it does not provide a gleaming look to your house. In modern times there is no way for carpets if one wants to give his / her house a sophisticated look and not an outdated one.

After all you are making a new house out of that old dilapidated one! Also while making a choice for hardwood for floor of your house, act in a cost – effective manner, considering your tight budgets. Best option recommended is to go for birch and oak as they are less expensive than cherry. Also while purchasing hardwood, go for a dark colour. It will add to the luxury of your home. This way budget can be maintained and quality wont be compromised. 

Classy Golden Living InteriorsClassy Golden Living Interiors, Design by Interior Designer: Gaurav Arora

6) Accesorize your home- Accesories at home makes a mediocre house look extravagant. It is one of the simplest and easiest ways of giving an old house a modern look. Putting gold mirrors, gold made accessories etc. can enhance the luxury of one's house. This is interesting and can make one's house a luxurious place. Everyone wants to design their house in such a way which reflects one's style and personality. So it is a fruitful  way to exhibit your luxurious lifestyle.

Living Room with Best Lighting and VentilationLiving Room with Best Lighting and Ventilation, Design by Interior Designer: Sonali Shah

7 ) Separation of space according to requirements- Privacy is an important aspect of one's life. Unlike the old house systems where  most of the activities used to take in one place, the separation of spaces according to one's requirement out of old spaces is preferred in modern times. This can be made easy by making study room, other activities room a separated ones. Look you are renovating your house for comfort, so don’t forget to bring these changes which are a preliminary ones for enjoying comfort. Life can be made better this way!

Study RoomStudy Room, Design by Interior Designer: Pooja Khandelwal

8) Making moderations in kitchen- Got bored with an old kitchen which does not suit  your purposes? Mark out the things that you want to change which can make your old kitchen appear like a modulated one.  Inadequately and improperly building old cabinets can cause a problem while fixing out the household apparatuses properly. If your cabinets and drawers dont provide the storage you need, purchase add-ons such as cutlery trays, roll – out shelving,smooth drawer glides etc. This can make your household things fix and hence you will be at ease and accustomed to it. Add a bit of luxury to your kitchen, fix all your electrical appliances in cabinet openings. It will make your kitchen spacious and also the moderated looks of your kitchen will give it a luxurious feel.

Modular KitchenModular Kitchen, Design by Interior Designer: Mudit Surana

9 ) Making moderations in bathrooms- In modern times , the  way people judge a house is centering more on the way bathrooms are been built in houses. Remove rust and polish away ugly old water stains. Then re- enamel your entire bathroom. The choice of the decorating colour will be your own. A better recommendation is to replace old bathtubs with new iron cast bathtubs with matching basins, pedestals and accessories which suit your comfort and hence would  make your bathroom a brand new place.

Master BathroomMaster Bathroom, Design by Architect: SOLOMON CANARA

10) A place for recreation- Recreation is becoming a fundamental concept existing in one's life. But people mostly visit recreational places like park, zoo, museums, theme parks etc. for recreation. How is the idea of having recreation at home? Don't get surprised! It's a trend now. In earlier times, this idea probably wasn't much popular. But now – a – days, building a place for recreation in houses is in trend. Building swimming pools, indoor games, Gyms, home theaters etc. in houses serve the purpose of recreation in home.

Home TheatreHome Theatre, Design by Architect: Shweta Deshmukh
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Dont forget to employ proper lighting in your house. This will exhibit your decorated areas of home.

Hope you enjoyed reading the article and found it informative. If you have any exciting ideas to renovate an old house, please do share with us in the comment section below.

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