Lux for Less: 6 ways to make your house look more expensive

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Lux for Less: 6 ways to make your house look more expensive


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Luxe for less, 6 tricky ways to make your home look more expensive in South Florida!

According to a recent article published on® by Jamie Wiebe, “Want your place to look like those home design website images you drool over? Of course you do! Problem is; your budget may not match your design aspirations. Fear not! Making your home look high-end isn’t always about spending tons of cash.

It’s a matter of taking the time and care to arrange things in an eye-pleasing way—and making small, inexpensive updates that have a big impact. In other words, it’s about being sneaky.”

Wiebe notes;

  1. Declutter
    Nothing says “this home ain’t worth much” like tons of disjointed knickknacks, piles of books, and other miscellaneous items that should be tossed or stored.

  2. Eliminate grunge
    You may not have time for intensive cleaning on a weekly basis, but a once- or twice-yearly deep clean is an easy way to make your home look far more luxurious. After all, you rarely see a mansion with dirty baseboards.

  3. Add—or rearrange—lighting
    Designers use lighting to define spaces and separate rooms, making a small space grand.
  4. Upgrade your hardware
    Don’t have a kitchen renovation in the budget? You can get a similar effect for much less by swapping out old, dated hardware for new.

  5. Repaint
    There’s no simpler way to make an old home feel new than painting.

  6. Focus on the devil in the (decor) details
    Does your home feel a little meh—and you’re not sure how to change it? Try vignettes—combine decor items (e.g., vases, frames, and objects) that add visual interest to an otherwise bland area—perhaps a shelf or console table.”

Wiebe elaborates on each point in the article, for more tips and tricks HGTV® also has several photo galleries that may inspire.

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Article by: Jeannie M. Ferrara

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