Cheap and Cheerful Home Improvements
It is officially spring and we’re looking to freshen up our living space! Now that you’ve had a good spring clean you might be considering some small home improvements. We have some cheap and easy ways to update your home with a little free time and some imagination.
First Impressions: front door
The front door of your home says a lot about the rest of the house to visitors looking from the outside. If you cannot afford to replace the door, give it a fresh new look by giving it a power wash or a fresh lick of paint.
Refresh rooms with paint
You can give your drab, washed-out walls a burst of colour just by picking up a paint brush. Painting one signature wall a bold colour is in this season and will take you a couple of hours to complete! Give kitchen cabinets a new lease of life by sandpapering them down and giving them touch of paint. Painting is the most oft-tackled DIY home-improvement upgrade.
Introducing some plants into your home is a great way to brighten up a space. The purifying air aspect is an added bonus too!
Wallpaper one wall
Papering only a single wall will do, and that’ll make that stunning wallpaper you’ve had your eye on for a while affordable. It’ll also lessen the time, effort and mess of papering an entire room. This is an especially good solution for a room with plain walls, slim baseboards and window trim, and no built-ins. Create instant character with this one wall design hack.
Strategically place mirrors
Adding mirrors is a simple yet effective ways of creating light in your home. Hanging mirrors opposite windows tricks the eye into thinking there is another window there and maximises the impact of natural lighting. Reflecting light into any darker corners will also make your property look bigger and brighter.
Windows can majorly affect the look of your home! Replacing old windows with some nice new cheap windows could really help get some more light into your rooms. You could also consider installing a new window frame yourself. Give home improvement DIY a go, save money and get something that looks fantastic with this Besser House DIY window frame tutorial.
Just by installing new carpet, laminate flooring or tiles you will be able to give your floors a new impetus! Cheap laminate flooring can be a quick, inexpensive, fix! Great for hallways, living rooms, dining rooms, or even kitchens. Laminate is easy to maintain and looks the part without breaking the bank! Consider You renewing damaged hardwood floors with a new finish. Freshen up old carpets with a bucket of warm water and some elbow grease (use baking soda for stubborn stains).
You can never have too much storage space, so make the most of every inch with some minimalistic shelving. Have it fitted in whatever style and awkward sized space you desire, from alcoves, to tricky corners.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to have a neat closet. Wire shelving systems are inexpensive, practical and easy to install. They increase your storage space and simplify cleaning too.
Replacing accessories like towel bars, light fixtures and towels, plus applying a fresh coat of paint, is the absolutely easiest way to make your bathroom feel new and clean. Putting down a fresh bead of bathroom caulk can also be a low cost bathroom improvement!
Install a smart meter
Going digital with a model that automatically changes the indoor temperature setting is fairly easy, and it can reduce your annual heating and cooling costs. Smart meters will save customers just £11 a year on their energy bills due to delays and rising costs, a new damning report has claimed.
Give your garden some tlc
Giving your garden a makeover can go a long way to making the property more appealing. Start by mowing your lawn, removing weeds and cutting back overgrown trees. An open, clutter-free space is appealing but if you want to maintain some privacy you could consider growing trees or adding boundary fences and walls.
We hope that these cheap and cheerful home improvements have given you the inspiration you need to improve your living space whilst on a budget. I’d love to know any plans you have to upgrade your home – let me know in the comments below.