Improve Your Home Without Spending A Fortune
Are you thinking about improving your home but worried you don’t have a huge budget?
We list our top five ideas to inspire you for the New Year.
- Clear Up the Clutter
One of the best and more affordable ways to feel more comfortable about your home is to clear up the clutter. Like me, I bet you have acquired quite a lot of stuff over the year – much of it now that you no longer use. Go room by room and see if you can throw out some things or give them away. You can also choose to replace some old stuff or furniture. Consult an interior designer to see what you can add, move or replace.
- Keep Your Property Safe and Sound
It is always best to ensure your home stays safe and sound. On top of smoke alarms, you can also get an electrician to check your home rewiring. Check the house for flammable materials. If you have any concerns, get a home inspection specialist to determine which parts of your house may have structural issues.
- Reduce Your Carbon Footprint and save
The world is focusing on addressing climate change more. You can join the advocacy and help by reducing your home’s carbon footprint. You can also reduce your bills in the process. Try installing solar panels and other green technology. Add compact fluorescent light bulbs and low-flow shower heads among others. Talk to your builder, plumber and electrician to see how you can improve and arrange for a greener property.
- Keep the Property Clean
Work out a system that can help maintain cleanliness in your home. Baskets and containers are great for everyday things like dirty laundry, toys and books. You can also install more cabinets to separate things like cleaning supplies, groceries and condiments. Consult a professional cabinet maker to see how you can organise the additions or change your current storage spaces.
Another idea – install exhausts to keep the air clean and ensure good ventilation throughout your house.
- Prepare Your Home to Be More Entertaining
Why not go out of your way to prepare your home to be more entertaining to guests? Try to make your home feel more inviting to family and friends. One easy improvement is to add plants all around the house. Work with a budget and stick to it. Or ask for plants as a Christmas present.
If you don’t mind pulling out a paint brush, you can also refresh your rooms with a splash of paint and new colour.
Accessories are also great. Throw in a pillow, painting or furniture that can be your room’s accent point. You can also rearrange furniture to allow more room for people and conversations.
Find Builders and Other Tradesmen for your Home Improvements
If you are looking for good tradesmen or builders to help with your home improvements, why not let our free Tradebusters tradesmen concierge assist you. Tell us about your renovation needs and a member of our team will get back to you shortly.