12 Ways to Revamp Your Home in a Budget

December 18, 2018

12 Ways to Revamp Your Home in a Budget

Are you tired of the same old decor?

You can avoid major repairs and save money if you do regular maintenance. Your mental wellbeing and mood are impacted by the way your home looks. So spruce up every now and then pays off.

However, you will have to spend a lot of money on major renovations and it might not add to the value of your home.

But to update your home you don’t have to spend a lot of money. Without breaking the budget you can improve the feel and look of your home. Follow our tips.

  1. ORGANISE AND DECLUTTER

A room will look totally different if you organize, declutter and tidy it. You can clear the cobwebs from your mind as well by decluttering your house. You will also feel more peaceful and relaxed if there is less clutter. And it will brighten and open up a room.

  1. CLEAN

Do a good deep clean after decluttering. To make your home look like new a deep clean will help. Wash down the walls and clean the carpets. Clean floors, carpets, walls and windows, before refurbishing your home. Dust your furniture. Wash curtains and blinds. You may find there’s nothing more to do once the place is clutter free and sparkling.

  1. FIX THINGS THAT ARE BROKEN

Get rid of broken fittings, fixtures and furniture as they scream neglect. Replace anything that is looking shabby or broken and that will make your home more appealing.  

  1. LET THERE BE LIGHT

The overall feel of your home and your mood will improve if the rooms get a lot of daylight. Similarly, at night, use dim, soft lights. You can let the light into your home by cleaning the windows and opening the curtains. The sunlight can help warm your home during the winter.

Use table lamps as it set the right mood. To save money use low wattage light bulbs. You will get better sleep if you avoid white light at night.

  1. ADD GREENERY

As part of your décor use a lot of greenery thereby bring outdoors indoors. You can brighten up any room by using potted plants. They can also improve your home’s health as they help detoxify the air.

  1. UPDATE FRAMES AND WALL HANGINGS

If you are hanging wall art that are two decades old give it a revamp by updating the frames. You can also invest in new art.

  1. ADD A COAT OF PAINT

Use a fresh coat of paint if you have the budget only for one thing. You can give an updated look to a tired looking room by painting the walls. If your budget won’t permit to paint the entire wall you can just paint a single feature like the skirting and woodwork.

  1. UPDATE FIXTURES AND FITTINGS

By replacing out-dated fixtures and fittings you can give your home a modern update. These can include fans, light fittings, door knobs, locks and door handles.

  1. UPDATE THE BLINDS OR CURTAINS

New window treatments are a great way to update your home. From haberdashery or craft stores you can buy inexpensive ready-made blinds or curtains.

  1. REFINISH AND REFACE

You will have to spend thousands of dollars for a whole new kitchen. But by replacing bench tops and cupboard doors or door handles you can give your kitchen a modern look. Another way to revamp the kitchen is by adding a new splashback.

  1. UPDATE THE FURNITURE AND DECOR

It costs a fortune to buy new furniture. By covering it with slipcovers or by giving it a fresh coat of paint or varnish you can revamp old furniture. You can also buy second-hand décor items and furniture.

  1. UPGRADE APPLIANCES

You can give your kitchen a new look by upgrading old appliances.

These cosmetic changes will not create a dent in your pocket but your home will look new.





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