Transform Your Home Without Stretching Your Budget!
Renovating your home doesn’t need to tire out your pockets. Even with a budget as small as a few thousand dollars can provide lasting effects.
Here are tips on how you can update your house on a budget.
The Power of Good Paint Job
Paint can do wonders to your walls and even cabinets. Before you race out to buy new doors or replace any kitchen or living area cabinets, consider if they can be painted. Speak to a professional painter about your options.
Bathrooms are often easier to improve than kitchens. Buy a big mirror and replace the old one. Combined with new lighting, you can instantly make the bathroom look bigger. You can also install a new and small medicine cabinet for practical storage. You can either buy one (if a standard solution works) or engage a cabinet-maker for something more custom-made.
Avoid anything that involves re-tiling unless absolutely essential or you have a huge budget. This is often costly as waterproofing and wall repairs may also be needed. Installing a new bath can also stretch your budget. Changing towel rails and tap fittings can be achieved within a couple hundred dollars. These simple fittings and fixtures can make all the difference.
Living Room Illusion
People often forget that simple changes like a new lighting feature piece can create a newfound effect on any space – especially the living room. For instance, pendant light brings out pieces to life. Instead of several downlights, one wall or pendant light gives the ceiling a new look. You can also install pendant lights to replace the bedside table. For more light and warmth, try adding skylights. A good local electrician can help you with this.
Landscape the Garden
Opportunities are endless in your yard. Start with trimming and cleaning it up first before making any changes. Landscaping is a very affordable option, especially if you can do parts of it by yourself. Pave the path and add more plants. Check your fences too. Simply repainting them can make a huge difference.
These are simple things that you can do with your home that can make a big impact.
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