Tips to Renovate Your Apartment in Ho Chi Minh City on a Budget

The fear of not having enough money to face the reform of a home or of lack of time paralyzes many owners in Vietnam to carry out a “facelift” to the house. But it is possible to make small remodels that entail big improvements with little effort and without scratching your pocket a lot: put vinyl coverings, anti-humidity paint, cover the kitchen furniture with gloss or matte vinyl, or paint the bathroom walls with synthetic enamels

1.- Before starting the renovation, the strengths and weaknesses of the home should be analyzed, issues such as insulation, or lighting require special attention. It is also interesting to consider the aesthetics that you want to give and all those details that are sought within a house. For this, it is necessary to prepare a specific project design, which perfectly fits our needs and budget, and thus avoid future mistakes. In the event that what we want to do exceeds our ability to carry it out, it is advisable to ask a professional for help. There are plenty of affordable interior design companies in Ho Chi Minh City. It is convenient to request a detailed estimate from several professionals and thus compare prices. 

2.- At present there are new materials that facilitate the remodeling of spaces , to the point of being able to avoid the works completely: vinyl coatings, anti-humidity paint, pvc materials , etc., are some examples with which today you can renovate a home without having to deal with rubble and endless expensive construction

Paint is the ideal instrument to give a new air to homes in an economical and simple way. In addition, painting can improve any room, making it more pleasant, giving light or expanding spaces.

3.- Give a new air to the kitchen and leave it beautiful and cozy with a low budget , it is possible with these tips. The cabinets can be lined with gloss or matte vinyl , specialized stores in Ho Chi Minh City offer a wide range of these materials that, combined with antique furniture, will completely change the aesthetics of an old kitchen. The same happens with the walls, replacing the tiles is expensive and cumbersome, on the contrary, they can be renewed by painting them, applying a resistant paper or a special vinyl that will also cover any damage. Other tricks that work: change the handles of the cabinets and doors, put curtains in bright colors or decorate a wall with a striking element such as a mural or a large clock

4.- one of the most common reforms and that presents the most possibilities is that of the bathroom . Without the need for major works and expense, we can leave it as new if we tune the walls with synthetic enamels or moisture-resistant papers and vinyls. For floors, there is a good supply of paints and coatings on the market that are easy to place on top of the tiles and imitate all kinds of materials, they are also warmer, easy to maintain and cheaper

If we want to enlarge the bathroom space, it is best to replace the bathtub with a shower tray. Instead of furniture, we can install some shelves, they are cheaper and do not go out of style

As for the toilets, if they are not broken or in poor condition, a good measure to update them can be to change the taps of the sink and shower, and in the case of the toilet, replace the lid with a more modern one. In addition, there are specific paints that we can use to give them a better image.

5.- Getting the correct lighting throughout the house from the beginning contributes to giving it a new and more comfortable air. Properly distribute lamps, spotlights and their points of light, will also help reduce the cost of electricity

Mirrors also play an important role when it comes to expanding a space and giving it more depth or to make an area that is darker more light.

6.- the living room is the main room of the house and where else we can let our imagination fly when planning a renovation. If the home has a dining room, it can be separated without the need to raise a partition, simply place a mobile screen, a rigid curtain or a sliding door, to achieve a “wall effect” that will be reversible to join the two spaces always whenever.

Textiles play a fundamental role in changing the appearance of the living room, new curtains, reupholstering the chairs or combining the sofa with cushions, will give another completely renewed appearance in the home. We can also choose to paint a wall or put a decorated paper to highlight an area

7.-in the bedrooms it will be enough to change the arrangement of the furniture , make a new headboard with an original element or renew the bedding. Another proposal that does not require works and allows you to save space is to replace the study table with shelves. Placed at different heights, the lowest will function as a table and the rest will serve to place all kinds of objects

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