If you’re bored, embarrassed, or just tired of the way your home looks, renovation is usually the first point of call. A lot of people like the idea of renovation, but they are overwhelmed by the costs and the countless options they are faced with. If you want a change, but aren’t sure where to start, these cheap tips will help you transform your home for the better.
1: If in doubt, paint.
Just like changing your hair, painting your home can make you feel new again. Paint is a cheap way to really change the look of your home. I’ve seen houses go from unsightly to stunning with nothing but a fresh coat. It’s an extremely quick and easy remodeling idea. The right shade of paint can really transform your house into a dream home – you could even work in stripes to give your rooms a point of difference.
2: Redo your flooring.
Re-flooring or even just cleaning your carpet can entirely change the feeling of your home. There’s a lot of low-cost tiling options that will fit right in with any home. Laminate flooring is cost efficient, and there will definitely be an option that suits the style you’re going for. There are a lot of tiling and laminate options, so if you’re looking to make your home a bit different, then they’ll be worth checking out. If you’re doing your renovation on a very tight budget, you can resurface your floorboards or rent out a carpet steamer for surprisingly little. With some carpets, it’s like unrolling new life onto your floor.
3: Clean! Rearrange furniture! Get rid of what you don’t need.
Cleaning your home can literally add property value.You can extend the life of your home by years by removing fly spots and keeping the walls and surfaces clean. Scrub down your shower and sink, and reorganize your bathroom cabinet. Why renovate when you can preserve what you already have? Get rid of the stuff you don’t need. Think about the last time you went on holiday. Did you really miss that ridiculous collection of pillows your partner has always wanted you to get rid of? Did you really miss that old coffee table sitting in the corner of your room, that just takes up space and never gets used? No? Throw it out or give it to your local charity store.Every room in the home needs a purpose. If you’re looking to sell, it will help people visualize themselves living in your home. They’ll be able to see themselves being productive in your rooms rather than just using them to store old furniture.
4: Shake your garden up.
The outside of your home is important. Your yard is often the first thing you see when you get home from work, and it’s the first impression your friends have of your home when they come over. Gardening is cheap, and there’s a lot of fun to be unearthed in it. If you don’t have a yard, a cheap home decor idea is to get some pot plants for the windowsill. Having new life in and around your house can make you feel energized, and there’s a lot of pleasure to be gained from simple rituals like watering plants daily. It’s an easy home renovation idea that doesn’t involve much work.
5: Spice up your kitchen.
If you really want to transform your home on a budget, there are plenty of easy and affordable ways to renovate your kitchen. Wall mounted wine racks and shelves are cheap, they can look sleek, and they’re easily accessible. It’s a weekend home improvement project that can be completed in no time. If you don’t want to replace your cabinets, you can paint them a color that is more suited to the look you’re going for. If you’re going for the full renovation, be aware of any retro gems your kitchen may have. Don’t demolish everything if you think there’s a funky bench top from the 80’s or a cute set of drawers that could fit nicely into your new home.