Budgeting doesn’t have to mean low-quality renovations, there are many ways to keep the cost under control when renovating your home. With some careful planning, a little imagination and some DIY advice, you can update your home in no time.
So if you are planning on renovating your home, read through our budget-friendly ideas and pick up some practical tips that are perfect for those of you with a small budget.
Make your mantra this: ‘Paint changes everything’. It can give your washed out walls a splash of colour, brightening up your home and completely transform existing furniture and decoration. Whilst you don’t have to be a pro, there is more to a good paint job than just slapping it on the wall. Check out these instructions on how to paint a room like the experts.
You could also consider updating your walls with wallpaper too. It is an affordable and stylish way to update your space with minimal investment.
If you think you need new furniture but can’t afford it, have you thought about upcycling? Look at painting, reupholstering or sanding down existing furniture that you have in your home. Visit thrift stores, auctions and other places where you can look for items that you can upcycle. It is an affordable way to find new pieces for your home that match your style without breaking the bank.
Updating a window can revamp your space so take a look at every window in your home and decide which one you think needs dressing. This can be done with chic-yet-affordable ready-made draperies, painting your curtain rods, or getting new ones will brighten up space. Bold patterns can become an eye-catching statement piece and add luxury, whilst simple curtains can offer an understated and elegant revamp for a focal point of the room.
If you are not in a position to pay for a brand new bathroom renovation, why not think about upgrading fixtures – such as replacing the cabinet pulls. Perhaps you could install some shelves to help you to tidy away your bathroom accessories and make this room feel more relaxing when you’re taking a soak in the bath.
You can change the look of your rooms by simply hanging wall art. Make sure you measure everything correctly first and put nails/picture hooks in the wall at the right place. It doesn’t cost too much to switch your artwork every now and again – making this a nice easy change to make if you want to freshen up your room.
Does your back yard look a bit like a dumping ground? If it has no real structure to it and your grass is looking tired and dead, get yourself some synthetic turf. This is a great home investment that requires little maintenance and lasts ages. After the initial cost, it’ll save you a lot of time and money in upkeep.
You can see that fixing up your home doesn’t need to be expensive or difficult to do and there are so many ways to make your home feel more cosy and just the way you want it. Consider our above suggestions for your next home renovation project and your property will be perfect in no time, without you needing a second mortgage to be able to pay for it all.