When it comes to home improvements it can at times feel as though we are spending all our time and all our hard-earned money on it.
This doesn’t need to be the case, there is an abundance of small projects and tasks that you can do in order to update your home and on a budget.
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It’s definitely a daunting task thinking about updating your home, and although renovations can add a lot of value to your home they can also bust any budget if not done right. Have a look below at some of the easy ways you can update the look of your home on a budget:
Having a kitchen that up to standard is what most homeowners are looking for when it comes to their home. However, it can often be a room that’s left untouched because of the costs it can take to improve. There are several ways you can update a kitchen such as adding a backsplash or new flooring but one of the easiest ways to improve your kitchen on a budget is to look at the cupboards. Whether you choose to recover, re-paint or simply change the handles all three can have a major effect on the appearance of any kitchen and none will break the bank.
The way that you use light in a home can be the difference between it being dark and dull to bright and feeling airy. This makes it a fantastic tool when it comes to home improvements. Addin new lighting can make space feel fresher, brighter and more welcoming. If you’re after a wow factor within your home adding statement lighting pieces in areas such as an entranceway or over your dining table is a quick, cost-effective and easy way to add a luxurious feeling.
If it’s not possible to upgrade our windows and have them replaced there are other ways that you’re able to make improvements. If you’re looking to improve the efficiency try adding new surroundings, filling any drafts and look to adding Blackout curtain lining. Adding lining to your curtains can be a fantastic way of keeping your home cool in the summer, warm in the winter as well as updating existing curtains around the home. Another really cost-effective way to improve the look of your home is the make sure you regularly have your windows cleaned or clean them yourselves.
A lot can be achieved from just adding a fresh coat of paint. You may think that it’s something that s really simple however paint around the house should be touched up or repainted every few years, even if it is the same colour as it already has on it. It will may the world of difference to how fresh and clean your home looks and smells. If you come across any cracks in the drywall, repair them before adding a new coat. You could also consider adding new skirting and coving to tidy up any edges and give a well-finsihed look.
You don’t need to replace a bathroom in order to improve on how it now. Simply completing tasks such as a deep clean. Replacing broken tiles, changing taps, changing fixtures such as toilet roll holders or radiators and regrouting can make a bathroom feel new and revitalised. Of course, if you feel like you need a whole new bathroom there are ways that you can do it on a budget, such as buying second-hand bathroom suites or looking out for people selling tiles that they overbought from online.
Curb appeal is another big factor in the appearance of any home and is the first and last opinion that people will have of your home so it’s not surprising so many people want to make sure it looks appealing and presentable. The biggest point is to make sure it’s welcoming and clean. If you want to do this on a budget try simple task such as decluttering, replacing any cracked walkways, cleaning the paths, cleaning the front door or repainting it, adding hanging baskets and adding new numbers.
You don’t have to spend a lot to make your home a smart home, sometimes nothing at all however if you ever came to sell in the future having the smart tech already installed could help dramatically not to mention the benefit it will pose for yourself. The best place to start is to contact your energy supplier and enquire about getting a smart thermostat and electric reader installed where you’re able to monitor your usage. These thermostats are really easy to control and can help you save money on your monthly utility bill.
Hopefully, these 7 easy ways that you can update your home on a budget will help you to get started with some home improvements. Do you have any others that you can share in the comments section below?
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