5 Budget Friendly Ways to Achieve a High-End Look

April 13, 2016

It is possible to achieve a high-end look for your home, even if you’re on a tight budget. These five, simple tips will help you add a luxurious look to your home without breaking the bank.

1. Do-it-Yourself

It’s much more affordable to complete a project yourself rather than to hire a contractor. With Fusion Stone’s unique hook-system it’s easy to install the high-end look of stone throughout your home for less. Our DIY kits are designed to make installation easy. No matter your level of expertise a Fusion Stone DIY project is so simple, no one will be able to tell that you installed the stone yourself.

See what you need to get started – you’ll be amazed at how easily and quickly you can achieve professional results.

2. Feature Walls

A feature wall is a great solution for homeowners on a budget. You can use a little bit of a high-end material in a minimal way to maximize impact and ensure you stay within budget. Fusion Stone is a popular material for feature walls and other rooms to incorporate Fusion Stone’s products include kitchens, offices and family rooms. Take a look at some of our client’s accent wall projects to see the high-impact value of a feature wall.

3. Lighting

So often builders use standard, run-of-the mill lighting which does nothing to enhance the design of your space. Chandeliers, wall sconces and other unique light fixtures are an affordable way of adding a luxurious feel throughout your home. Flea markets and antique shops are a great place to go to find unique, budget-friendly light fixtures.

In particular, pendants and chandeliers are a natural focal point because they float away from the walls. Consider pairing a feature wall with a beautiful light fixture to draw attention to that area of the room – the right combination can really elevate your design. You’ll find lighting is a cost effective way to enhance your space.

4. Hardware finishes

If you’re redesigning a kitchen or bathroom spend some time considering the hardware you’ll use. There are tons of bulk pieces to choose from at your local hardware store – and many are affordable. But, for a few dollars more you can upgrade your handles, knobs, racks and other hardware pieces to create a unique, luxurious element to your space.
The best place to go to find special hardware pieces that are well-built and expensive looking are flea markets, antique shops and even small hardware stores. If you spend a little time shopping around, you’ll likely find something unique for your space that looks custom-designed and is budget friendly.

5. Accessories

Accessories add a luxurious, finishing touch to any space. Here are a few affordable accessories that can help achieve the high end look you’re after:

  • Pillows
  • Mirrors
  • Artwork
  • Custom stone accessories, including:
    • A hearthstone for your fireplace
    • Rock sills for your windows
    • Etched stone house numbers or family names for your home’s entranceway

With these 5 simple tips it’s easy to create a high end look for your home for less. Accent walls, lighting, hardware, accessories and DIY projects are all great ways to achieve a high impact design on a small budget.

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