If you’re based in Toronto, you’ll know all about outdated houses in the city. With young families discovering these old spaces, there’s a desire to update it for the 21st century, without getting rid of the vintage charm – but that can be pretty costly.
I want to tell you all about designing a space without breaking the bank. With a little meticulous planning and cost-effective materials, you can make your space feel brand new, with a taste for the old.
It’s All In The Tiles
Subway tiles have been around since the 20th century, and they’ve stuck around because of their timeless look! There are a lot on the market that are both cost effective AND high quality. Speaking of tile, tile prints that emulate a mosaic style doesn’t require the same countless hours and costly materials to put in, so you get the same patterns for a much lower cost.
The Master Bedroom
Customized Without the Custom Price
If you’re dreaming of a walk in-closet but don’t have the funds or the space, a great alternative is transforming an entire wall into storage space. Customize it by getting pre-fab cabinets and meticulously placing them in a way that fits for you. It’s the ultimate way of getting that stunning custom look without the insane budget!
Classic With A Modern Edge
Continue incorporating familiar elements throughout the house – like with the tiles! Add a bevel edge for some modern edge, making it pop out against monochrome. You can add dark accents, like dark grout for light colored subway tiles, to add extra contrast and interest to the space!
Check out my YouTube video for more details and a walk through on how you can continue to design on a budget. Be sure to share with someone you think has the taste for turn of the century style with a modern twist!
Ready to get started on your dream home design? Contact Dvira Interiors. We look forward to incorporating our vision, scope, technical expertise and industry connections to make your home’s design/build experience as positive and rewarding as possible.