When you hear the words “home renovation”, do you get a shiver down your spine and see the dollar signs flashing before your eyes? Totally understandable, many home renovations place the owner outside of their home for weeks on end and come with such a hefty price tag, people are left wondering if it was even worth it in the first place. But don’t fret! There are plenty of simple things you can do to spruce up your house that will not break the bank.
Put your DIY hat on and read on to discover these quick tips on how to renovate your home on a budget.
A lot happens in the kitchen and as a result, this room experiences a lot of wear and tear. Save yourself gutting the kitchen and try some DIY! Consider giving the cabinet doors a little life with some fresh paint in a trendy colour. Navy is all the rage right now, but maybe some of these other cool cabinet colours will take your fancy. Open shelving is also a great way to make the kitchen look larger without extending. Make sure to display some hip kitchenware while you’re at it!
Shop around for some new handles for the cabinets. Beautiful antique-style handles can be found everywhere these days. And if your kitchen splashback is from another decade, grab some white tile paint and give your splashback a new timelessly classy look.
And if you really want to spend big, consider replacing the countertop, but remember laminate countertops are a great inexpensive dupe for wood or stone countertops. You’ll be cooking up a storm in a sophisticated kitchen in no time.
Like kitchens, bathrooms get a lot of use and need some TLC more often than other rooms in the home. Brighten up your bathroom by giving the tiles a scrub (a job we all hate) and consider regrouting yourself. It’s an easier job than you think, and we all know tilers are eye-wateringly expensive, so save your hard-earned cash and learn a new skill.
Think about swapping out some of the fixtures in your bathroom to get a new sleek look. Faucets and showerheads often get grimy after time with limescale. Small details can lift a room. For other ideas on how to make your small bathroom more functional, check out GROHE’s space-saving solutions for small bathrooms.
Living Room And Bedroom
Living rooms and bedrooms are easy to make look new again with a lick of paint. Give your arms a workout and start prepping the walls and applying fresh coats of paint in a modern colour. Get some new soft furnishings to cozy up. Invest in new sheets, curtains, throws, and cushions to revamp the room’s aesthetic.
Lighting is key in rooms like the living room and bedroom, get an electrician to replace the light fixtures and fill the room with a warm subtle light that’ll make you ready to relax after a hard day’s work renovating your home! You can’t go wrong with spotlights with a dimmer switch.
After all the sweat and tears from DIY, put your feet up and congratulate yourself for making your home even more homely and saving some money at the same time! Maybe you are reading this article with the intention of renovating to sell, in which case, please check out our useful tips on what to consider before selling your house.
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