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amother




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Post Tue, May 17 2022, 8:12 am
we are not doing big renovations now, but would love to make my old house seem a bit more modern.

what are some inexpensive ways to do this?

starting with just the main floor. im find with the bedroom level for now
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Mommy1:)




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, May 17 2022, 8:20 am
following! OP, I guess it depends on your price range - what is inexpensive for you. Door knobs and a new door and new blinds/drapes might be a start - but it depends on your budget and if you/family are DIYers or would need to hire someone...
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stillnewlywed




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, May 17 2022, 8:22 am
This is not inexpensive - but not a renovation either

Fresh coat of light colored paint
New rugs and couch throw pillows
Nice mirror and console near front door
New door knobs
New centerpiece for dining room table
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amother




OP
 

Post Tue, May 17 2022, 8:23 am
totally not diy type. might be able to swing changing a door knob (but maybe not!)

I was thinking of knobs. but any "stylish/modern" ones ive seen have been over $50 each knob! I would need a lot of knobs! anyone have links to modern look knobs that are under $50?
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amother




DarkMagenta
 

Post Tue, May 17 2022, 8:24 am
Switching the light fixtures (and switch plates) is a quick and easy fix. Dated fixtures age the entire room. You can go as cheap or expensive as you like.

If the budget allows for new window treatments, that's also a high-impact change.
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amother




Moccasin
 

Post Tue, May 17 2022, 8:24 am
Door knobs, lighting, paint, wall art, rug, modern vases, small furniture

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amother




OP
 

Post Tue, May 17 2022, 8:24 am
painting is an idea. right now I have an ugly cream around my house which we put in without thinking when we moved in ages ago.

what colors are popular now? exact colors, not just "gray" (like give me a benjamin moore name)
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amother




OP
 

Post Tue, May 17 2022, 8:26 am
would appreciate links if you guys have the time. this project is important to me. will make a big difference to me if I can pull this off.

I have an ugly entrance table. links to a new one? it would need to me under $150
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amother




OP
 

Post Tue, May 17 2022, 8:27 am
window treatments are a fortune! where can I buy new ones that wont be crazy price. I have a lot of windows
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stillnewlywed




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, May 17 2022, 8:30 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
totally not diy type. might be able to swing changing a door knob (but maybe not!)

I was thinking of knobs. but any "stylish/modern" ones ive seen have been over $50 each knob! I would need a lot of knobs! anyone have links to modern look knobs that are under $50?


What color are your door hinges? Brass or Satin Nickel?
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ra_mom




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, May 17 2022, 8:31 am
Can you post pictures so we can give you ideas?
Where are you located?
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stillnewlywed




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, May 17 2022, 8:32 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
painting is an idea. right now I have an ugly cream around my house which we put in without thinking when we moved in ages ago.

what colors are popular now? exact colors, not just "gray" (like give me a benjamin moore name)


Look at:

Benjamin Moore
-Classic Gray
-Gray Owl
-Chantilly Lace
-Balboa Mist
-Revere Pewter
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stillnewlywed




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, May 17 2022, 8:34 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
totally not diy type. might be able to swing changing a door knob (but maybe not!)

I was thinking of knobs. but any "stylish/modern" ones ive seen have been over $50 each knob! I would need a lot of knobs! anyone have links to modern look knobs that are under $50?


https://www.build.com/kwikset-.....NLfJK
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amother




Tiffanyblue
 

Post Tue, May 17 2022, 8:34 am
Go onto aliexpress . You can find tons of ideas . Window treatments, lighting , door knows etc.
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ra_mom




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, May 17 2022, 8:34 am
If you're not a DIYer, and don't have a big budget, things like throw pillows on the couch and paintings hung up can make a big difference. Changing lampshades on fixtures. Kitchen cabinet hardware.
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Heyaaa




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, May 17 2022, 8:40 am
You can buy cheap hardware on alie and probably even Shein. New, modern light fixtures do a ton to elevate the space. Obviously new paint and try to touch up whatever furniture looks like it is at its end. You can also look at new furniture at the secondhand shops and get them repainted professionally. If you love to diy, there is so much more to do.
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Heyaaa




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, May 17 2022, 8:42 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
painting is an idea. right now I have an ugly cream around my house which we put in without thinking when we moved in ages ago.

what colors are popular now? exact colors, not just "gray" (like give me a benjamin moore name)


Best way to do it is to google most popular wall colors and go from there.

If you add gold tone elements, it will look more modern and expensive. Even gold accessories will do the trick. Gold is very in right now.
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amother




OP
 

Post Tue, May 17 2022, 8:46 am
we have a decently prices handman who can help us with diy projects. so id love those ideas too.

how do I know if a product is good on ali or shein? I don't have time or interest in making returns
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amother




Mintgreen
 

Post Tue, May 17 2022, 8:46 am
Mommy1:) wrote:
following! OP, I guess it depends on your price range - what is inexpensive for you. Door knobs and a new door and new blinds/drapes might be a start - but it depends on your budget and if you/family are DIYers or would need to hire someone...


Retrofitting a new door in an old house can be a real pain. I wouldn't start with new doors. But doorknobs yes.
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amother




Lightcyan
 

Post Tue, May 17 2022, 8:48 am
We are doing this (slowly) - choose color themes for each room - a main color and some accent colors. Paint walls - can be just accent walls. Add accessories and wall decor - photos, paintings, hanging or regular fake plants pots, big mirrors (look at ikea and other inexpensive stores), shelving, cushions/pillows, chair covers.

Upgrade door handles, kitchen cabinet handles, light fittings.
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