8 Budget-Friendly Home Upgrades Anyone Can Try
We all get bored with our home décor from time to time. You might feel like making some changes to the rooms that you spend the most time in, or giving rooms that are less used some TLC so that you can get more out of them. You might even want to make some changes to your home to increase its value. The good news is, while a full home renovation might cost a fortune, there are plenty of other, more budget-friendly upgrades that are easy enough for anyone to try which can make a massive difference to the look and atmosphere of your home. Here’s a look at eight of the best.
Add Extra Lighting
The right lights can completely change how your rooms look and feel. If you’ve been sitting in a dark room, suddenly adding a brighter overhead light can make it look bigger and lighter. It can also help to highlight its features and create new colors and textures.
The best news here is that your rooms don’t have to have only one light. Yes, your overhead lights are important, but if you add lanterns, standing lamps and even string lights you can change the atmosphere of your rooms completely. Give yourself options with lights, and you’ll have an easy way to create mood. Use the internet to find a lot of deals on home goods and to find cost-effective lighting that can really make an impression.
Change Cupboard Doors
Your kitchen is an exceptionally important room in your home. It’s somewhere you spend a lot of time, and a good kitchen can certainly increase your home’s value. Your cupboards take up a lot of space in your kitchen and are a great way to make a good impression.
If you don’t want to replace the cupboards, or they are in good condition, but you are ready for a new look, either sand down your cupboard doors and repaint them, or take them off and replace them with new doors.
Your worktops also take up a lot of space, and can quickly become damaged, even if you take care of them. Fortunately, new worktops are a lot cheaper than an entirely new kitchen, and materials can be picked up easily if you are willing to fit them yourself.
Upcycle Old Furniture
Buying new furniture is a great way to refresh the look of your home. But, it’s cheaper and better for the environment to work with what you already own. Reupholster couches and other chairs, add a cover to your headboard, and give woodwork a vintage look. Even adding vintage knobs to drawers and cupboard doors can be effective.
It’s amazing how much difference a fresh coat of paint can make. Even if you just paint one feature wall, or you paint a wall the same color, it will look brighter, fresher and cleaner.
Add Stickers to Tiles
Retiling bathrooms and kitchens is expensive and time consuming. It can also be a fairly difficult job. But, there’s no denying that a change of tiles can upgrade a home. Nowadays, another great option is covering the tiles that you already have with ready-made stickers.
Add a Rug
We both never take the time to notice our floors and see it all of the time. Old carpet is dull, tired and hard underfoot. If you are bored of your carpet but don’t want the expense or inconvenience of new flooring, why not add a thick rug?
Change Curtains and Blinds
If you’ve got a large window, you might enjoy getting lots of natural light during the day. But, when the curtains are blinds are closed, they make up a large area. Buy cheap material and create your own unique curtains, or switch to blinds for a modern look.
If you are getting bored and fancy a change, you may be amazed at how much difference a few small upgrades can make. You certainly don’t have to break the bank to update your house.