How to improve your home on a budget

When it comes to owning a property, it can sometimes feel like a money pit with all the home improvements that need taken care of constantly. But with a little bit of creativity and lot of enthusiasm, there are ways of making home improvements on a tight budget:

  • Paint your bathtub and tiles – get rid of the avocado and create a fresh looking bathroom
  • Modernise bedroom drawers with a lick of chalk paint and replace the drawer handles with something a bit different
  • Have a look in charity shops and up-cycle drawers, units, tables and chairs
  • Give kitchen cabinets a sleek coat of paint rather than renewing doors which can be expensive
  • A fresh coat of paint and a bright stair runner makes an old staircase look brand new
  • Flooring can be expensive, so consider updating a hall floor with a bit of paint and trendy stencil giving it a whole new look
  • Spraypaint your fireplace and get rid of old fashioned brass
  • Update light fittings with modern lamp shades
  • Make your own curtain rods with PVC pipe
  • Find some wooden pallets and use them to create funky tables, seating areas or display boxes
  • Consider framing a plain wall mirror to make it look expensive and unique
  • Lay an eco-friendly layer of insulation under floors, such as cork, to preserve heat
  • Get rid of any bathroom mould around sinks or showers and put down a fresh bead of bathroom caulk – cheap and easy to apply
  • Breathe new life into your old front door with some good varnish and old fashioned elbow grease
  • Revive neglected decking with a hard power wash and some protective wood stain

With the right planning, you can transform the feel of a whole room with a single project that only costs you a couple of hundred pounds.


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