The living room is one of the most used rooms in your home. Why else would we call it the living room? Living room renovations in Christchurch with a reliable contractor are a fantastic opportunity to modernise your space and inject it with a healthy dose of your personality and tastes. As construction specialists, Pullin Property is here to share some of our top living room renovation ideas.
Change Your Windows
If you have the opportunity, change out your small windows for ones that let in an abundance of natural light. A living room with sunshine streaming into it makes an incredible difference to the space before you even put a coat of paint on the walls.
Expand The Space
In older homes, living rooms can be small, even cramped. If you’re renovating the space, go all out and expand the room by breaking down walls (provided they aren’t load-bearing) for an open-plan space or extending outwards to enlarge the room. If you have a room next to the living room you’re happy to get rid of, knock the wall down and create an extra-large space.
Create The Illusion Of Extra Space
If physically expanding isn’t an option, cheat the extra space. There are some easy (inexpensive) tricks that can make your space look much bigger, including:
- Go for minimalist furniture ‒ get rid of overly large pieces.
- Furniture that’s lower to the ground can make the room appear taller.
- Strategically placed mirrors can make a room look much bigger.
- Go big or go home with area rugs ‒ small rugs look pokey and are best left out of the space. If you want a rug in the space, go for a larger one (though it shouldn’t touch the walls).
- Light colours and a white ceiling can open up a room.
Change It Up With Colour
If you’re on a tight budget, colour can really change how your room looks and feels. Don’t stop at a coat of paint ‒ consider getting new window treatments (or dying the ones you have to compliment the new walls), reupholstering the furniture or bringing in some interesting throws and cushions. You can go monochromatic with the room and bring in a bold, statement colour on one or two walls or, if you’re especially brave, paint the ceiling.
If you’re looking for a reliable company to handle your renovations in Christchurch, look no further than Pullin Property. As members of the Master Builders Association, you can rely on us to deliver the highest quality results and we offer you the Master Build 10-Year Guarantee to prove it! For Pullin Property, there is no project too big or too small.
Whether you’re looking to update your living room or looking at doing a full home renovation or new home build, we are happy to help. Get in touch with us today!