Simple ways to add elegance to your home without breaking the bank

Whether you’re planning to list your home for sale or would just like to dress up your domain, here are some ideas for adding simple elegance to the rooms in your home without breaking the bank:

Bathroom: There’s no need for floor to ceiling marble to add serious sophistication to the bathrooms in your home. Installing a contemporary faucet to the sink, some unique hardware to the cabinets and a gorgeous, compact chandelier is more than enough to transform the space from boring to brilliant! A good-quality hand towel and a fancy, new soap dispenser are good finishing touches.

Bedroom: If your budget allows, consider replacing carpet with hardwood floors, the perfect canvas for a beautiful and restful bedroom. On the walls, start fresh with a new coat of paint in a modern grey or taupe colour. If you’re particularly handy, create a custom headboard. You can upcycle an old door, pallets, shutters or even books to make a one-of-a-kind headboard that will become the focal point of your bedroom. Check online for easy, step-by-step instructions. Gorgeous new bedding with a variety of plush pillows will complete the look of luxury!

Living/Dining Room: There’s no mistaking the dramatic impact that crown moulding has on a room. The wider the better! Adding crown moulding to your living and dining areas will make the rooms feel finished and well-appointed. Next, turn your attention to window treatments. There are many options out there so be sure to choose one that blends well with your current décor. Spend a little more on high quality material – silk, cotton or linen tend to hold up better and look nicer than polyester fabrics. If your colour palette is muted, choose a classy yet playful pattern for some visual interest.

Kitchen: In the heart of the home, it’s all about the details when it comes to adding a touch of luxury. Refinish your cupboard doors if they have seen better days and replace outdated cabinet hardware with a more modern style. Pendant lights are both functional and aesthetically pleasing – you can add them above the sink area or island if needed. LED strip lights, available at any hardware store, are extremely affordable and the perfect solution for easy, elegant under cabinet lighting.

With just a few simple changes, you can make your home look and feel more luxurious!

Kimmé Myles
Matching her knowledge of Toronto's eclectic mix of downtown neighbourhoods and impassioned by her diverse mix of buyers and sellers, Kimmé is naturally motivated to create a positive and professional experience. Kimmé does her homework and knows her inventory. She is genuine, honest and a straight shooter. Nor is she afraid to think "outside the box" as she employs creative strategies to make dreams become reality. Born and raised in Toronto and coming from a successful fashion background in design and management, Kimmé could not have met a better match for her entrepreneurial skills than by working in Real Estate. Inspired by her father, well known Toronto clothier "Lou Myles", she learned from a very young age to work hard and strive for excellence. In a competitive industry where customer service is paramount, she has received numerous sales awards over a relatively short time in the business. Entrusted with the life choices of her clients, Kimmé is truly honoured to have the opportunity to serve and assist others. Licensed as a full time Sales Representative since 2005 with Royal Lepage Real Estate Services, Ltd., she is proud to be affiliated with the Johnston & Daniel (J&D) Division of Royal Lepage, Toronto's highly respected boutique brokerage and by far Royal Lepage's # 1 producing brokerage across the country.

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