Home Design on a Budget

Lancaster Home DesignReady to spruce up your home, but don’t have a ton of money? Home design does not have to be expensive! By putting time and creativity into your Keystone Custom Home, you can soon have a home that represents you for the lowest price possible.

Here are 10 tips for designing your home, without breaking the bank!

1. Add a little color to your life!
By adding some color to your walls, it can give the room a fresh new look that will not cost you much. It is the cheapest investment you can make in your home, but it is the investment that will give you the most dramatic effect.
2. Repurpose old furniture
There are many resources out there such as Pinterest where you can find ideas on how to turn a piece of furniture into another piece of furniture. For example, turning a dresser into a bench. So, next time you are at a yard sale or thinking about throwing out a piece of furniture, think about what you could do with it.
3. Throw Pillows
Throw pillows can always help brighten up a room. Adding some fun colors or designs to your living room with your throw pillows can give your living room a fresh, new look. You can create a luxurious feel or a fun feel, whatever you choose! Throw pillows are inexpensive, but add so much to a room.
4. Mix it up!
Trying to find matching furniture can be expensive. Mix it up by using different colors, forms, materials or tones. For example, try pairing a black wooden bed with some light wood for your nightstands.
5. Thrift Shopping!
Thrift stores, consignment shops, yard sales, online auctions sites and estate sales offer a lot of furniture that is in good condition and inexpensive. These pieces can be brought back to life with a little bit of paint!
6. Wait for those discounts!
If you are a person who does not have the time or the artistic ability to turn something old into something new, don’t worry! Furniture stores always have sales and discounts. Wait to find what you really love at a price you really love. Ask store managers when these items will be discounted. Who knows, they may give you the discount before it goes into effect!
7. Fire-Sale Items
Ask the furniture store manager about fire-sale items. You may be able to snag great deals on slightly damaged items, floor models and seconds (such as rugs from a dye lot that was slightly off). Also, try looking in the store’s “as is” area. Chances are, you will save big!
8. Unexpected Accessories
You can make anything into an accessory! Use found objects and household items that are super cheap, to give your home a décor like no other. Create groupings with seashells and driftwood, or add some color to your kitchen by putting green apples in a bowl. Explore with this!
9. Do it yourself!
Hiring outside services can cost a fortune! Taking on simple projects such as painting or installing new flooring can save you a ton of money. Whatever you feel you can do yourself, do it!
10. Call in the team
For tasks that are too hard to do by yourself or you don’t know how to do, don’t be afraid to ask your friends and family for help. Ask your friends to help paint your walls or call on grandma to sew some cool throw pillows for you. Whatever it may be, check with your resources first before you spend money on unneeded services.

Now that you have low cost ways to decorate your new home in Lancaster, go forth and be creative! Visit our website or call 877-513-0385 for more information about Keystone Custom Homes.