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5 Cara Renovasi Rumah Murah Tanpa Utang

Punya rumah idaman apa artinya kalau nggak dirawat? Menjaga rumah tetap nyaman dihuni adalah salah satu kewajiban biar kita selalu betah.

Tapi yang namanya kerusakan di beberapa sudut rumah kadang emang nggak bisa dihindari. Penyebabnya entah karena faktor usia, buruknya kualitas material atau cuaca. Yah, namanya buatan manusia ya kan, pasti ada usia pakainya.

“Wah lagi nggak ada bujet buat renovasi rumah nih. sudahlah mending didiemin dulu. Ntar kalau ada duit baru dikerjain tukang,” begitu bunyi keluhan si Udin, yang rumahnya sudah reyot karena dihajar terik matahari dan getirnya hujan selama bertahun-tahun.

Keluhan macam  si Udin itu sudah sering kita dengar. Padahal nyata-nyata itu rumah sudah butuh sentuhan tangan tukang. Apa iya renovasi rumah mahal?

Sebenernya nggak juga sih. Asal kita tahu trik-trik buat mengakali ganasnya kebutuhan ekonomi, renovasi rumah murah bisa dikerjain tanpa perlu cari utangan sana-sini. Bahkan kita bisa mengerjakannya sendiri kalau mau.

Apa Saja yang Perlu Diperhatikan?

Bicara soal renovasi rumah nggak melulu soal kerusakan lho. Renovasi rumah bisa jadi cara buat me-refresh kehidupan penghuninya biar nggak bosen.

Renovasi nggak berarti harus membongkar seluruh rumah lho. Sedikit sentuhan minimalis buat menyegarkan suasana udah tergolong renovasi kok

Dan satu lagi, renovasi rumah itu nggak berarti merombak seluruh rumah. Kadang beberapa sentuhan minimalis sudah bisa menyegarkan suasana.

Sebelum memutuskan merenovasi rumah, pastikan dulu beberapa hal ini:

1. Tentukan Titik Renovasi

Jika kamu berencana merenovasi rumah dengan bujet tertentu, prioritaskan titik-titik yang mengalami kerusakan. Jika atap atau talang air sudah nggak mampu menahan derasnya hujan alias bocor di mana-mana, hal itu perlu diutamakan.

Cermati tiap sudut rumah dan catat bagian mana saja yang perlu direnovasi. Menentukan titik-titik renovasi ini penting sebagai patokan agar kamu nggak mengeluarkan dana lebih untuk renovasi yang nggak terlalu perlu.

2. Tentukan Pos-Pos Pengeluaran

Setelah semua titik sudah dicatat, saatnya buat pos-pos pengeluaran. Yang perlu diingat, renovasi rumah lebih baik dipersiapkan sejak jauh hari. Ini penting agar kamu nggak perlu mengajukan KTA (Kredit Tanpa Agunan) atau utang sana-sini.

Yang jelas, renovasi rumah itu nggak harus mahal. Karena kenyamanan itu nggak terletak pada seberapa mahal lantai keramik kamu. Pastikan bahwa pemilihan material, proses renovasi dan desain selalu berpatokan pada anggaran, dan bukan sebaliknya.

3. Survei

Jika pos-pos pengeluaran sudah ditentukan, bisa dilanjutkan dengan survei di toko bahan bangunan. Sediakan waktu yang cukup agar bisa membandingkan satu sama lain.

Trik wajib renovasi rumah adalah jangan malas membandingkan harga dari satu toko ke toko lain

Dilarang keras langsung membeli bahan bangunan di tempat pertama yang kamu kunjungi. Soalnya, kamu nggak bakal tahu mana harga terbaik yang bisa kamu dapat.

4. Faktor Keselamatan

Meski judulnya renovasi on budget bukan berarti keselamatan anggota keluarga dikesampingkan. Murah sih boleh, tapi kualitas tetap nomor satu. Beberapa material seperti pipa, atap, fondasi, dan rangka atap kudu wajib sesuai standar kualitas.

Cat pelapis dinding luar juga nggak boleh luput dari perhatian. Pilihlah yang berkualitas meski harga agak mahal. Pasalnya, cat yang oke bakal lebih awet melindungi rumahmu dari paparan cuaca. Jadi nggak perlu mengecat rumah tiap beberapa tahun. Ini berarti menghemat kan?

5. Jasa Kontraktor atau Pemborong?

Jika renovasi yang akan dilakukan tergolong besar, kamu bisa memilih memakai jasa pemborong atau kontraktor. Tentu saja ini berkaitan dengan bujet yang kamu miliki. Nah, untuk itu siapkan dana renovasi jauh-jauh hari agar prosesnya lancar.

Untuk pemborong, carilah berdasarkan referensi atau rekomendasi dari teman, tetangga atau keluarga. Sistem yang dipakai biasanya berupa harian atau borongan.

Jika menggunakan jasa pemborong, kamu bisa leluasa berkonsultasi dengan mandor atau tukang bangunan perihal bujet yang kamu miliki. Hanya saja kamu harus menyediakan bahan bangunan sendiri.

Tapi jangan khawatir, biasanya mereka akan memberi masukan soal harga-harga material dan alternatifnya jika ada. Jangan lupa untuk mengkroscek semua informasi yang diterima dengan mendatangi toko-toko bangunan.

Beda lagi dengan kontraktor, kamu bisa duduk manis tanpa perlu memikirkan jenis material bangunan karena sudah disediakan oleh mereka. Tapi kamu juga tetap harus hati-hati jika bertemu kontraktor nakal. Meski kamu cuma terima bersih, pastikan kamu tahu kualitas material yang digunakan dan harga di pasaran.

Nah, kalau semua material udah disiapkan, tinggal pilih mengerjakan sendiri atau menggunakan jasa tukang

Jadi, renovasi rumah murah tanpa utang itu hanya bisa dilakukan kalau kamu menyiapkan bujet yang matang. Persiapan itu pun patut dilakukan jauh-jauh hari.

Kalau cuma sekadar bosen dengan nuansa rumah saat ini, kamu bisa merenovasi rumah secara sederhana dengan memanfaatkan barang-barang di sekitar. Untuk furnitur misalkan, bisa memanfaatkan limbah kayu atau kayu bekas.

Yang perlu diingat adalah, jika renovasi rumah itu termasuk merombak denah, maka perlu buat mengurus IMB. Ini wajib hukumnya kalau nggak mau kesandung masalah di kemudian hari.

Tropical living Room Decorating Ideas 2012 from HGTV

Tropical living room decorating includes such staples as palm trees, seashells, coral, star fish and sand dollars, all within reach on a stroll down the beach. Additional accents for the exotic island experience include colorful figurines of birds, fish, monkeys, fruits, pineapples, coconuts, large plants, darkly stained rattan and weathered leather furniture.

You can find ideas on how upgrade your existing style living room , I hope you like it . Enjoy !

This master suite sitting area features custom walnut and Macassar ebony millwork incorporated in a custom-carved, 4-inch tall ‘scratched’ edge profile to tie into the African-inspired style. The furniture is solid teak from Africa, and the striped fabric is from Kravet.

This living room is the perfect mix of eclecticism. The space incorporates a transition feel with the modern classic lines of the sofa. Elements from Asia, India and the sea bring this room together.

A Florida vacation home can’t be complete without bright tropical colors and seashell accessories. Being steps from the beautiful St. Petersburg beach, the soft sands outside are united with the interior. The glass door etagere on the back wall typically stores fine dinnerware, but here it showcases the beautiful seashells that can be found all over Florida’s amazing beaches. While not being overdone, collectibles such as these add a personal touch that most rooms crave.

The majestic living room of this oceanfront penthouse is reminiscent of the grand hotels of the turn of the century. A combination of lighting, drapery and palm trees were used to scale down the double-height space. The color scheme of soft golds, beiges, blues and greens was inspired by the beach.

Take advantage of using the ocean as a backdrop if you can. Nothing soothes the soul more than a beautiful oceanic view, which can be complemented by cool colors and furniture selections. A few hints of nature’s surroundings such as conch shells, star fish and sea-inspired lamps can easily bring the outdoors inside.

Art and accessories are a very delicate step. They are going to be your most important complement in the design of any space. Having a good selection of art and accessories is almost as important as the entire project itself.

New Bedroom Window Treatments Ideas 2012 : Traditional Curtains

You can find ideas for elegant curtains and drapes to enhance your  Bedroom decor , I hope you like it . Enjoy !
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Banded Silk Panels 

In a quietly neutral master bedroom, these fixed, banded drapery panels eschew the standard ring-and-rod installation in favor of an innovative combination of grommets and wall-mount hooks. The treatment adds dimension and soft draping to the silk panels, and the flat braid above and below the wide gray band contributes a polished finish, with lined panels that puddle slightly. Because the panels are fixed, natural woven shades do the practical work, discreetly controlling privacy and light.

Formal Silk Drapes 

High ceilings give a space grandeur, but they also can make a room feel uncomfortably cavernous. To give the room more human-scale proportions, add crown molding and painted bands. Here, gold stripes and buttons accent the bands. Formal silk draperies with tightly smocked headers hang on gilded rods at window frame-level.

Valance and Drapery Panels 

A pretty, detailed window treatment adds a special welcome to a guest room. For a bedroom with an old-fashioned feel, a scalloped valance overlies drapery panels sewn from a novelty print with a green background.
The valance and drapery panels attach by rings to an iron rod featuring decorative finials. Greek-key trim stitched to the edges of the panels is an appropriate finishing touch that echoes the classical motifs of the fabric. Tasseled rope tiebacks gently hold the panels in place, creating a soft fullness that works with the romantic feel of the inviting room. Framed art flanks the window, completing the setting.

Bedroom Curtains in a Soft, Soothing Hue

The secret to an inviting guest room is a comfy bed, of course, but ambience matters, too. For a restful retreat, use a soft color throughout and include only one or two bold standouts in the decor. Here, soft green for pleated draperies, walls, furniture, and bedding wraps the room with serenity.

White Drapery Panels

In a bedroom where toile sets the romantic scene, creamy white drapery panels edged in a flat braid enhance the color palette. The goblet-header drapery panels, sewn to white rings, slide easily on the painted white drapery rod. The exposed rod is often a fresher look than a fabric-covered rod or cornice. Simple touches, such as the flat braid, give a neatly finished look to drapery panels. Wood blinds behind the drapery are virtually invisible when pulled up, but block out the light when needed

Curtains with Complimentary Pattern

Fun rooms call for lighthearted walls and window treatments. In a home of classic good taste, this boys’ room features a playful interpretation of traditional blue: horizontally striped painted wall finish and drapery panels fabricated from an inventive leaf-print fabric. The panels hang by fabric ties from the exposed rod—a treatment that won’t be outgrown too quickly. The folded-fabric border is snappy, elevating a standard treatment into a classic accompaniment suitable for any age.

Iron Curtain Rings

Getting the latest look has never been easier, thanks to innovative products in today’s market. In this case, purchased curtain panels are accessorized with iron curtain rings that simply clip to the top of the curtain.

Contemporary Wool Curtains

A contemporary twist on classic American patchwork, wool fabric softens the modern style of a city bedroom. The operable panels—banded in off-white and sewn to chrome rings—slide easily on the unadorned chrome rod. The subtle difference between shades of gray and taupe wool play off the rich brown walls, the neatly tied linen headboard and the white bed linens. The chrome rod echoes that finish on the stylized floor lamp, while three narrow blinds meet the need for privacy.

Toile Curtains

With a slanted ceiling and one window, this 8×13-foot petite guest room in a seaside cottage posed more challenge than charm. To downplay its small size and odd shape, a simple toile pattern featuring seashells was wrapped around the walls and window. Indeed, homeowners hesitant to use a single pattern over and over should consider toile—it’s one of the easiest patterns to master with success.

 
Full-length Drapery Panels

Older homes often feature casement windows along the upper section of walls. To lengthen these windows and provide a colorful backdrop to the beds, full-length cotton drapery panels hang over the windows and extend around the corner to the other walls in the room.

Tailored Drapes 

Drapery panels introduce subtle pattern and color in this master bedroom without overwhelming fabrication. Lined and interlined for warmth and graceful posture, the panels graze the neutral carpet; they are sewn rings for a traditional operable treatment
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Striped Silk Curtains 

A stunning silk stripe unifies a guest room, appearing in the high-style window treatment and in the lining for the tie-on bed hangings. To dress the stately French windows, the silk stripe is fabricated into gathered balloon shades; it also hangs as side panels. The shapely finial and decorative rings contribute detailing to the effect. Silk fabric works equally well as the lining for the panels that define iron twin beds. Along with the Aubusson rug and oil portraits, classic fabrications ground the room in a feeling of continental luxury.

IKEA Catalog 2012

IKEA Catalog 2012

Kitchen Storage Ideas 2011

Storage-Savvy Island

Make the most of your kitchen island by converting wasted space into storage space. Here, drawers, cabinets, and arched cubbies with wicker baskets — along one side of the island — provide plentiful storage for kitchen essentials while adding interest to the room. A low curving snack bar — that’s at a safe height for small children — allows for casual dining at one end of the island .

Pullouts that Please

Keep the space surrounding the cooktop clear. Here pullouts on either side of the range provide convenient storage for spices and cooking oils. The pullout shelves put these essentials near eye level, making it easy for the cooks to find exactly what they need. When closed, the tiered pullouts create a hearthlike surround for the appliance .

Store Dishes Down Low

Here a drawer has been outfitted with pegboard inserts. The boards can be sized to fit existing drawers and the pegs can be adjusted to secure stacks of bowls and plates. Store dishes in low drawers — near the sink or dishwasher — to minimize overhead lifting and make putting away dishes a snap .

Tackle Spills in a Snap

Meal prep can get messy around the cooktop. Tucked next to the range, this slender pullout with a towel rack keeps linens and paper towels out of sight but within easy reach should spills occur .

Keep Cookbooks Contained

Your cookbooks should be conveniently located without contributing clutter to work areas. Here’s a great solution: At the end of this kitchen island, a built-in bookshelf keeps cookbooks off the counter and in one spill-resistant space. Besides giving the cook quick access to recipes, the bookshelf provides warmth and a pop of color to the all-white, fairly formal kitchen .

Hang It Up

Keep pots and pans convenient with a hanging pot rack. Here a stainless-steel rack — just above the sink — allows the homeowner to wash pots and pans and hang them up to dry in the same spot .

Store Stuff Below

If a hanging pot rack isn’t your style, place pots and pans on a shelf directly underneath the cooktop. In this kitchen, a view-blocking hanging pot rack gave way to gridded shelves below the cooktop. This keeps the look of the kitchen clean. Plus, the open shelves give visual relief to the row of base cabinets .

Show Off Your Wine Storage

Don’t have the space for a separate wine bar? You can still showcase your collection by incorporating a wine bar into your kitchen island. This wine center includes a wine cooler for chilling bottles, a built-in rack, and slots for glasses. Just make sure to situate the wine center on the opposite side of the cooking area so it’s easily accessible to guests .

Small-Appliance Solution

Keep counters clear and the look of your kitchen flawless by stashing small appliances away. Here a spring-loaded shelf in an island cabinet easily moves the mixer to countertop height. An outlet inside the cabinet eliminates messing with the cord. A deep pullout drawer below corrals other small appliances into one central location .

Ingenious Island

Would a smidge of extra work space and storage be helpful to you? Here two rollout carts — tucked underneath the island to stay out-of-sight yet easily accessible — maximize the kitchen’s storage and prep space. The carts are equipped with a laminate top to provide an additional work space and extra-deep drawers to accommodate trash and recycling containers in one and dry goods in the other .

A Simple Solution

Store even more in your cabinets by outfitting with organizational inserts and accessories. Here layers of adjustable door racks, shelves, and pullout racks allow the pantry to pack in twice as much stuff and find anything easily .

Mess-Free Message Center

Having a home office or message center in the kitchen can be extremely helpful. However, without sufficient storage, the area can easily be overtaken by clutter. Here a deep upper cabinet conceals a television and keeps books, documents, and office supplies organized and off the counter. A four-cubby desk organizer mounted beneath the upper cabinet functions as a mini mailbox for each family member .

Add a Window Seat

If you have the space in your kitchen, put in a window seat for additional seating and storage. Store special-occasion linens, glassware, flatware, serving pieces, and more in the seat’s drawers .

No Wasted Wall Space

Maximize your kitchen’s storage potential with floor-to-ceiling cabinets. Here a wall of cabinets with frosted-glass doors creates an open, modern look while concealing any bits of clutter. Inside the cabinets, each shelf has a U-shape cutout in the middle. The design makes it easy to see and reach both deep and shallow kitchen items