How do I Refurbish a Bungalow?

Updated July 19, 2017

Over time, like most things in life, bungalows need to be renovated, both on the exterior and interior. When faced with this situation, you may need a starting point to set your renovation tasks moving in the right direction. Figure out what rooms need to be renovated. Determine how much you plan to spend on the home improvement projects. Decide what equipment and supplies are needed to complete the projects.

Repaint the walls. Changing the colour of your walls can drastically modify the look of your bungalow. It not only neatens up the appearance immediately, but the new colour sets a refreshing tone for the other things present in the house. When selecting colours, choose neutral colours for the bedrooms like a muted beige or off-white. For the shared living spaces, daring colours like electric blue, or even red, are the modern and trendy options. Ensure that whichever colour you choose blends well with the rest of the furniture in the room.

Change your wall paper. Nothing looks worse than peeling, faded wall paper. Replace it with new wallpaper or paint the wall instead. There are certain paints and colours which have reflective hues that cause light to reflect better from the walls, and give the impression of space.

Replace the floors. Choose carpets, tile, wood, laminate, linoleum or even a mixture of different flooring for each room in the bungalow. If your bungalow is currently carpeted, opting for hardwood will drastically change the look. Changing from hardwood to carpets is an easier option, as you can remove the carpet to go back to hardwood at any time.

Renovate or repair the kitchen and dining areas if they are showing signs of ageing or moulding. Try cleaning them first by utilising a professional cleaning service, just to see if there is still some life left. Small changes, like new drapes, and upholstery, can also change the look of your house. These are relatively inexpensive and can be incorporated easily.

Give all doors and windows a fresh coat of paint or wood polish. If they are rotting, replace them with new ones.

Repaint the outside of the house. If you are refurbishing the interior of the house, applying a fresh coat of paint, or even a new colour, to the outside will help increase the overall value of your bungalow.

Things You'll Need

  • Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • New flooring
  • Cleaning supplies
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Erin Webb began her writing career in 2002. She writes for various website such as eHow on subjects ranging from health and fitness to parenting and relationships. She obtained her associate degree in journalism from San Jacinto College.