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8 Small Home Improvements That Make A Big Statement

October 1, 2020

At one time or another, most of us have experienced the feeling of looking around our home and no longer feel inspired by its interior. However, home renovation usually requires a huge budget to undertake and sometimes our budgets don't quite match our expectations.

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Fortunately, there are quite a few interior updates you can apply that will make a big difference while costing very little time or money on your part. To get you started, here are eight small and simple improvements that can make a big impact on the overall look and feel of your home.

1. Upgrade your home lighting

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Lighting is everything. If you're looking to create a warm and welcoming home, simply replace harsh white bulbs with calming yellow ones. Be sure to opt for LEDs so that your new bulbs last for a long time. Installing a dimmer switch is also a great upgrade to include to enhance your home’s overall ambience. In addition, you'll be reducing energy, benefitting your wallet and the environment.

2. Replace your cabinet hardware

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Replacing your existing cabinet hardware can give a dramatic uplift to the overall appearance of your home for significantly less money. Whether you choose to go for knobs, pull or handles, you can streamline your entire home with a similar type of cabinet hardware to create a level of continuity between each room.

3. Change your switches

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Besides cabinet hardware, you can also add instant interest to your room by simply swapping out your home’s discoloured and stained light switches with decorative switches.

With Schneider Electric AvatarOn collection of switches, you can personalise your home switch with your desired choice of designs to complement your home decor style. For instance, you can print your AvatarOn switch covers with family photos or images of your favourite memories via the Photobook app. Your designs or photos will be printed in high-resolution digital technology, ensuring clear details and long-lasting colours.

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If you’re worried about making a commitment you might regret, then consider that the Schneider Electric AvatarOn provides you with the flexibility to replace your switch cover, as easy as changing a mobile phone case without leaving any residue on your walls. You can choose one style that speaks to you right now and when you need a quick home refresh, you can simply replace it with a different switch cover, easy!

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The Schneider Electric AvatarOn switches and sockets are available for purchase online via Lazada or Shopee. To find out more information about the AvatarOn switch, visit their official website and Facebook page.

4. Install an oversize mirror

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A tall or large mirror is one of the easiest ways to make any room appear bigger and brighter. A floor to ceiling mirror can give the illusion of a grander, larger space, while a big circular mirror can lend a luxurious feel to a room.

5. Fill the unused space with custom built-ins

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We all have that empty corner in our home that we don’t quite know what to do with. One of the easiest ways to deal with these dead spaces is to fill it with custom-built desks, drawers or cabinets. This can provide you with more storage space and can turn a once empty corner in your home into a fully functional space.

6. Add a feature wall

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Creating a feature wall is one of the most popular décor trends and a cool way to instantly enhance your home’s interior without spending much time or effort to do it.

You can dress up an empty wall in your home into a show-stopping feature wall using a broad range of materials such as wallpaper, wood and even tile. And because you are decorating just one wall, you can add a lot of style to a room without making it feel too busy.

Explore: 8 Dining Room Feature Wall Ideas For That Extra Sparkle

7. Repaint your entrance door

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If you want to completely transform your entryway, consider repainting your existing door with bold and unique colours such as navy blue or emerald green. This small change can make a huge difference in your property’s appeal and differentiate your home from other cookie-cutter units in your neighbourhood.

8. Add indoor plants to enliven your home

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If your home is filled with white or neutral colour palette, introduce a dash of colour to your home with indoor plants. This makes for an inexpensive way to lend a homey vibe to any room, plus, decorating your home with plants is a good way to eliminate harmful toxins and freshen up the air.

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