Spring is in the air today
We are approaching a year
Since we packed up and moved out of our house
Ready for renovation work to begin
We ended up out of the house much longer than anticipated
Spent far too much money
And moved back in just before Christmas
With our dream house far from finished
Now that Spring is in the air
And we are just nine weeks away
From the arrival of our new baby
I want to try and make the best of our home
Which does look amazing
And the work already done is just wonderful
A whole new magical family home
But there are still little things we can do to make it even better
Here are some ideas that might be useful for you too
10 Low Cost Home Improvements
Having the perfect home is something that may people dream of. However, home improvements are a big contributing factor to debt throughout the UK. The best news is that you don’t have to get into debt in order to upgrade your home.
The last thing anyone wants is having to enter into a debt management plan or IVA just because you decided to do a few home upgrades.
However, there are plenty of ways that you can give it a boost, all without breaking the bank. With this in mind we have put together some of the best low cost home improvement ideas that you can try out for yourself.
All of them not only will leave your home looking fresh and new, but will also leave your bank account looking positive too!
A lick of paint goes a long way
You should never underestimate the power of paint. If you have a room in your home that is looking more than just a little bit tired, why not see if paint could be the answer? Not only is painting relatively easy and quick to do, but with so many different choices out there in paint brand, you may just find that it doesn’t cost as much as you expect.
Update your cabinets
One of the costliest rooms in your home to renovate and refresh has to be the kitchen. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Feeling that your cabinets are the problem? Well, as long as they are structurally sound, you can always just give them a revamp instead of buying new. This could come in the form of a lick of paint on the doors, or perhaps some new handles. Both of which can have a huge impact without having a huge cost.
Install some new sockets
Plug sockets can sometimes end up looking worn and tired, as well as dirty too. The great news is that sockets are not that expensive to replace, you can even upgrade to modern USB charging sockets, which not only give a great look, but also are incredibly useful too.
Replace your door
Sometimes how your home looks from the outside can affect how you feel when you step inside. This means that investing in a new front door could be the change that you need. It may have a cost associated to it, but it could have a huge impact on how you feel when you get home every day!
Give your garden a good old clean
Does your patio or decking looking tired? You don’t have to replace it. You will be surprised by just how much a power clean can do. You don’t even have to buy a power cleaner, instead you can just hire one that will allow you to blast down all the dirt and debris from the patio or decking.
Install some extra storage
This is particularly true for kitchens or bathrooms, where storage is vital. The best thing about storage is that you don’t have to have too much room to install it in. Corners, cubby holes and empty wall spaces, these can all have shelves on them, which not only look great, but give you the storage space that you need too.
Shine some new light
Your lighting fixtures can have a real impact on how your home looks. So, why not take a look at how you can update them? There are some inexpensive lighting options that you can install into your home, and not only will they look great, but having better quality light is likely to have your home shining bright too!
Get your carpets cleaned
Much like your decking and patio, sometimes all your carpets need is a good clean, rather than being replaced. You can either choose to do this yourself by hiring a carpet cleaning machine, or you can see the deals that professional cleaning companies in your area have. You may be surprised by just how little this service costs, and how much of a change it can make.
Bring in a backsplash
Think your kitchen could do with a touch of colour? Why not install a backsplash into the room. Often tiled, these are not only easy to put in place, but can also be cheap to do too. Best of all, having a backsplash will protect your walls, and make sure that you don’t have to paint them over and over again.
Make your own textiles
Are you an arty and crafty type of person? If you feel that your home needs a refresh, why not use your skills to put this in place? Sew a cushion cover, create a piece of wall art or maybe paint a mural on the wall. Whatever you do, not only will you be flexing your creative muscles, but you will be making sure that your home looks beautiful too.
These are just some of the ideas that you can put in place in your home. All of these ideas save you money and have a huge impact, exactly what you will want when it comes to home improvements. Keeping you out of debt and making sure that you are happy in the home that you live in.
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