Spend less love more. Have I got your attention? When it comes to our home there are myriad ways to renovate and redecorate. However, can your budget keep up?
It’s a well-known fact that time can make your house feel less homely and welcoming than it used to be. Furniture becomes tired, colours fade, and the interior décor that you once loved has gone out of fashion. Suddenly you find yourself not loving your home anymore, not being able to recognize yourself in it any longer.
While this is a common issue for most homeowners, it is difficult to address home renovation or home improvement without panicking at the idea of high costs. There is no denying that transforming your house to freshen up the interior and give it a new youth doesn’t come for free. But this doesn’t mean that you should be looking at unnecessary high costs. You can perfectly improve your home on a budget and still enjoy a stress-free planning. Here’s how to do it.
Spend Less Love More with A Kitchen And Bathroom Renovation
If you are looking to renovate the two biggies in your house, either the kitchen or the bathroom, you should be checking with local engineers and home designers to keep your costs down while maintaining a healthy level of expertise. Local services will tend to be independent and offer a better diversity of design and reparations than you would find from a big chain. Additionally, a local engineer can help you revive your kitchen – which is the most expensive room to renovate in your house – at a lower cost by choosing to swap benchtop or cupboard doors instead of changing all your appliances when you don’t need to.
One of the easiest ways to update a kitchen or bathroom without spending a fortune is to paint the walls, paint the cupboards, change the benchtops, and clean the floor. In short, you still get a new feel in the kitchen, or in the bathroom, but you don’t need to spend thousands for it.
Spend Less Love More By Giving A New Feeling To The House Interior
It’s not uncommon that the décor you chose years ago is becoming a little dull, if not tired. After all, house designers consider home interiors in the same way that fashion designers look at clothes: Every year, if you were to listen to them, you should change style! That would be too expensive to follow each trend, but you can certainly renew your interior décor at a low cost and for a better effect: Great quality cheap blinds are a good way to start and can give a room a different atmosphere if you pick brightly colourful blinds. If blinds are not your thing, you can have a look at wallpaper, especially kitchen-compliant wallpaper which can give your kitchen an inexpensive, new youth in a matter of a few hours.
If blinds are not your thing, have a look at wallpaper, especially kitchen-compliant wallpaper which can give your kitchen an inexpensive, new youth in a matter of hours. Changing the splashback can be a very effective way to up-date a kitchen at low cost (yes, really) or strip back and re-seal wooden floors. Add a bright rug. Even simple things like changing all the door handles for an up-dated look or painting walls will revive a tired room quickly and effectively. Hang art to cover bad walls or paint and THEN hang art.
Spend Less Love More by Embracing Upcycling Trends
Finally, if your furniture is looking a little faded, or if you have piles of wood, shelves or boxes that you don’t use, you could consider an upcycling session. If you haven’t heard about it, upcycling is the art of giving something a new life with a little smart DIY, from painting old wooden furniture to building a unique table out of pallet wood. In one afternoon, you could brighten up a room with colourful chairs, or maybe create a new lounging area with some clever repurposing. So get imaginative and start creating a better home.