From small adjustments to full renovations, there are always changes to be made around the home. If there are time or budget constraints though, some of your loftier ambitions might have to be set aside.
However, even the smallest, wallet-friendly changes can make an impact. Whether you are planning on increasing your home’s value or you want to give it a revamp after years of the same layout, here are some easy ways to update things without blowing the budget.
Refresh Your Kitchen
The kitchen is a crucial room in the house. Whether you’re selling up or staying put, this is the space that home owners need to be perfect as it’s where breakfasts are made, and to-do lists are displayed.
You don’t have to replace the entire kitchen to give it a new look. Simply changing the sink and painting the cupboards can totally refresh the room. If you have the finances in place, you could swap out your counters or invest in more storage options. This can be done relatively cheaply if you know anyone who’s good at DIY.
Add a Lick of Paint
A new paint colour can totally transform a room. If you have always wanted to replace the magnolia in the hallway, changing it to the dove grey you thought would look good can be an easy and affordable way to do it.
Get inspired by creating a mood board, before taking a trip to your local home improvement retailer, choosing some colour charts and sample paint pots so you can experiment before you commit.
Shed Some Light
Lighting can enhance parts of a room in unexpected ways. Before you start planning on buying lots of new lamps and shades, assess your current lighting arrangement. By simply moving a table lamp you’ve had for years to the other side of the living room, you could totally alter the space without having to spend anything.
If you would like to buy some new lighting, however, plan the rooms and areas that you want to highlight. Once you know where you’d like the lighting to go, you can then begin shopping for the right shades and chandeliers, so that you can keep within your budget while choosing something special.
What are you walking on? Do you have wooden floors or carpets? Investing in a new mat can make a room with exposed floorboards feel cosy, while cleaning the rugs and carpets you already have can be a cheap way to freshen up what’s already there.
If you have your sights set on a new carpet, shop around. Sometimes you’ll find similar styles and colours at outlets that suit your budget.
Prep the Garden
Doing the gardening may not always be appealing, especially in the winter months, but investing time in weeding and adding some fresh, seasonal plants can lift your outdoor areas. If you have a paved space, a few planters and some attractive pots will instantly update it.
Are you planning on revamping your property? What tips and tricks do you have for reimagining your décor?