Champagne taste on a beer budget?  No worries, because David Waller Interiors, a leader in interior design for 45 years, offers these tips on making your rooms look more expensive than they really are:  1. Create a big, bright and beautiful kitchen.  All you need is paint, and make it a light shade. For one thing, light colors will open up the space.  They also reflect light, so that means those little dents, dings and scratches can actually be hidden.

2. Take advantage of “good bones.” On the cabinets, that is. As long as the “boxes” are in good shape, you can change up the doors, add new hardware or paint them.

3. Add texture and dimension.  When I moved into my home, the kitchen was wonderful in many ways, but it did seem a little bland. I added some wall hangings and a couple of colorful mats to add depth and interest and placed a piece of artwork, which always makes a room look more expensive.

4. Use counter intelligence, in the kitchen. No remodeling is complete without an upgrade in countertops, so this one’s for you Deltona, FL. You can paint the counter, add a highly designed and expensive tile or two or fake it to make them look like concrete. Use a skim-coat product, which you can get it in hardware stores. Add more counter space by installing butcher block.

5. Don’t skimp on window treatments!  You want them to a) last a long time, and b) Make your kitchen and bathroom remodel look more, not less expensive, and a window treatment adds character, and c) Protect floor and furniture from direct sunlight which can do a lot of damage. So go for plantation shutters, Roman shades, cordless, motorized, Alexa-integrated blinds or silk curtains.

6. Declutter!  This also goes for the bathroom, Orange Beach. Storage is a big part of the remodeling process, so designate a special drawer or caddy for makeup, hair styling tools and other items, rather than leaving them all over the counter.

For more ideas, feel free to stop into the David Waller Interiors showroom in Port Orange, FL.