If you have just purchased a new home or apartment and are struggling with a room that is just too dark but you cannot make structural changes to bring in more light then there is an option. Changing the color of cabinets or flooring to a blonde or light tone will lighten up your room and make the space feel more open. Here are tips to lighten up a space with blonde flooring and cabinets.
Replace or repaint cabinets
If you can afford to replace the cabinets in a room then this is the best option for updating them to a lighter color. Pick a natural blonde colored wood in a light color and avoid dark stained woods to replace your cabinets and make sure they are simple and straight forward designs to avoid adding shadows in the surface. If you cannot buy new cabinets then try repainting the existing cabinets a light color. Make sure to prime the cabinets first to ensure the dark tones do not bleed through the finishes paint.
Lighten up a space with blonde flooring
The second option to make a room appear brighter is to replace the flooring with much lighter blonde colored flooring. Replacing flooring is a larger endeavor as there isn’t the option to repaint if you have a small budget. If you shop around you will be able to find a large selection of flooring options in different budget ranges and if you can do the installation yourself you will save even more money. A large portion of the installation cost is demolition of the old flooring so take care of that yourself for some additional cost savings.
The easiest upgrades you can do are to lighten up a space with blonde flooring and cabinets. These changes will bring new life and light to any room.
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