Some homeowners are completely put off the idea of making any sort of adjustment or improvement to their home particularly due to money worries. This can be frustrating, especially if they don’t specifically like or favour certain aspects of their home, as it is disheartening to look at. However, we are here to tell you that certain features and rooms can easily be improved without breaking the bank, and a large budget is not always needed to make renovations. So, stay tuned as we explain how you can uplift your current home environment which will allow you to enjoy your space more.
DIY kitchen renovation
Kitchens are most commonly the rooms within a home that are due to some form of renovation, especially if your home is older with an older, antique-style kitchen. When on a budget, purchasing a brand-new kitchen and hiring a professional to install is not always an option, as the full process can be an extremely pricey and timely project. Why not do it yourself! Although your options may be slightly more limited as you are still required to work with the original units and worktops within the space, advancement is very much possible and can be effective. A simple paint job over worktops will spruce up and refresh the room which will be a great upgrade to the original worn-away paint. Choose a colour such as white, grey, or even black to add a modern touch to the kitchen cabinets and replace the handles on each cabinet with a more contemporary style. A pack of 10 stainless steel cabinet door handles can be purchased online for as low as £10, and can easily be fixed by yourself, a friend, or a family member, adding a sleek touch to your freshly painted cabinets. Adding new appliances will also spruce up the kitchen space, a new modernised kettle can be purchased for as low as £20 and a toaster for as low as £35. Our bet is you can definitely renovate this space to the best of your ability for easily under £100!
Utilise wall space
Wall space does not always need to remain unused, or even cluttered with unnecessary and meaningless pictures that you don’t preferably like however keep, simply to make the space look less bare. You can use your wall space more effectively that will create home improvements to other aspects of the home. For example, mount your TV to your wall, not only will this look sleeker, however, it means that floor space can be freed up and your TV unit can be disposed of or used elsewhere in the home. This project will benefit a smaller living room space and even make the space look more contemporary. For professional help, click here. You can also use wall space for wall lighting, lighting does not always need to be displayed through floor and table lamps, and you can free up this space by moving lighting to the walls. LED-wall lights can look extremely modern and are perfect for living spaces as well as bedroom spaces, freeing up bedside table and drawer surfaces.
Add shelving and make use of storage space
Reducing clutter is one way you can fully achieve the effects of adequate home improvement. Clutter reduction can be achieved by adding additional storage facilities throughout your home. For example, clear out any old clothes, accessories, or other belongings that no longer serve you a purpose to ensure that you have a sufficient amount of space for storage. Simply cleaning out a wardrobe or cupboard costs nothing! You may even benefit from this task and gain a profit if any of your belongings are acceptable for resale. Once you have additional storage facilities, gone are the days where you no longer have space for clothing that lays around your home unintentionally on the back of chairs or the floors of your bedroom. Shelving is also a brilliant way to reduce clutter. Let’s say you have a great number of accessories or ornaments within your living room and they are beginning to look cluttered or chaotic. You may not want to get rid of them therefore, add in shelving so that they can be moved there! This way, clutter is simply spaced out making the overall appearance of the room look cleaner and more organised even with a laptop table.
Add a pop of colour
Making a change to the colour scheme of your home can always create a great home improvement at a little cost. A pop of colour can easily refresh a room and add life to a space that was previously doom and gloom. Let’s say that you have an all-grey living room. Although there may be a variety of different shades displayed throughout the space, you may believe the life of the room is on its way out and it needs some form of advancement to keep the space alive. Adding a pop of pink, orange, or even green to this space would be highly effective. This could be added simply through throw cushions, a rug, or even a large canvas, and the key is to ensure that the chosen staple colour is bright enough to add an impact to the surrounding colour. Try to avoid incorporating dark colours that will not stand out against the room’s colour scheme, as this may not be as impactful on making an energising improvement.