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Furniture Makeovers – Smart Hacks to Make It Look New

Furniture Makeovers

Furniture Makeovers – If you have recently purchased a new house, you can easily make it look old and familiar by placing your outdated furniture. The same goes for the house renovation. Regardless of the amount of money or time you invest in altering the house design, it can never look impressive unless you replace the battered and old furniture.

But then complete replacement of the furniture is not as easy as it may sound, especially considering the budget requirements. It is also not an economical option to buy new furniture, particularly when you have a big family with kids. But there is one option Sanford Florida Realtors suggest you can go with! That is to make minor changes in your current furniture and make it appear like a completely new set of furniture!

Are you wondering how?

Here is how you make your old furniture look pristine with some simple hacks.

Sticking Wood

There is a chance that you might not have heard about it or used it before, but there are some easily available wood stripes that can change the look of the old furniture. These wooden strips come with an adhesive back and are an economical investment to opt for. So, go ahead, select a pattern of your choice and use it on any of your furniture item such as your bed’s headboard and you are done!

Modern and Stylish Fabric for Designing

According to Sanford Florida Realtors, majority of first-time homeowners transform their old furniture into new by using modern and stylish fabric for designing purpose. This is a simple and cheap hack to bring a new look to your old furniture. All you need to do is to get some modern and stylish patterned fabric and cut into creative designs. Then use them on your furniture such as a sofa or in front of drawers to add a creative flair to your battered furniture.

Transforming One Item of Furniture into Another

Many people use simple hacks and turn their old furniture into a completely new item. For instance, the most commonly observed transformation is to add a good quality piece of foam on a table’s surface and turn it into a comfortable sitting bench. According to Downtown Orlando Realtors, this might seem like a small innovation but if you follow some of these easily transforming ideas on your old furniture items, you can transform your old furniture completely without spending a fortune. So, how about adding a totally new section to your shelf and painting it to appear more interesting and new?

Replace Handles, Knobs, and Legs

Have you spent thousands on furnishings without paying much attention to minor yet important details such as knobs, cabinet handles, etc? Surprisingly, this can transform the overall appearance of your furniture as an economical alternative to buying new furniture altogether. So, simply insert new legs or knobs to old cabinets or sofas and enjoy the interesting remarks of family and friends, commending the ‘new’ furniture.

Mix and match these furniture hacks and put your creative hat on. Also, if you are looking for a house before implementing these ideas then contact Megan Dowdy Realty right away!

Megan Dowdy

Megan Dowdy is a seasoned real estate broker, educator, and entrepreneur. A native of Orlando, she is one of its biggest promoters and is familiar with all that Orlando has to offer. She attended Lake Highland Preparatory School, obtained a business degree from The Calloway School of Business at Wake Forest University, and then obtained her Masters in Hospitality and Tourism Management from The University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management.

Her passion for bringing hospitality and service to real estate is a rare find in the industry. Building relationships that begin with the first transaction and carry on over years is what Megan thrives on. Communication and accessibility are of the utmost importance to providing a high level of service – and Megan prides herself on those!

When she isn’t representing clients in the purchase of real estate, Megan is teaching, as an Adjunct Instructor, at The University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. She teaches the future leaders of the industry numerous courses ranging from Guest Services Management, to Marketing, to Hospitality Communications.

Giving back is also a major theme in Megan’s life. Megan is a Founder, Board of Directors President, and Hospitality Committee Chair of The AutoNation Cure Bowl; Orlando’s newest NCAA post season college football game set to kickoff on December 19, 2015. All proceeds from the game go directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation where ninety-one cents of every dollar raised goes directly to research, and finding a cure for cancer. She also maintains strong relationships with each of her alma maters, even holding a position on the Alumni Board of Directors at Lake Highland Preparatory School in downtown Orlando.

Megan is also a licensed Real Estate Instructor and holds two designations: Accredited Buyer’s Representative and Graduate Realtor Institute; also, two certifications: Florida Military Specialist and Military Relocation Professional.