When you think about household renovations, chances are, you automatically think they’re going to be extremely expensive. While many home updates are costly, there are still lots of opportunities to update your space that won’t require you to take out a loan or wince every time you get a bill in the post. Whether you’ve got £5 or £50,000, you can make a difference to your home.
In this article, you’ll find five home renovation projects that you can take on, even if you’re on a budget.
Crack out the paints
Paint can completely transform a space in the length of an afternoon. Woodwork looking tired? Re-paint it. Room feel dull? Change the wall colour. Furniture fallen out of fashion? Re-paint it. Floorboards looking worn out? Refresh them with a lick of white paint. One tin of paint has so many uses. If you’re looking to buy a really high-end paint – think Farrow & Ball – then take a look at resale sights like eBay, which is where you can buy used paint tins for a fraction of the cost of buying them new.
Replace the worktops in your kitchen
A whole kitchen refurb can cost thousands of pounds, but there are ways of updating the space without making such a big change. Replacing the countertop (which may be heavily worn) can completely transform the space and make it feel brand new. Equally, you can replace the cabinet doors and handles to make your old kitchen feel brand new as well.
If you’re looking to change up the space you’re in, then maybe it’s time to add some character? This can be done for free (if you’re willing to get your hands dirty) if you’re living in a period property, you could consider uncovering a boarded up fireplace or removing the paint from coving to restore the period feature.
If you’re not lucky enough to live in a house with period features, then you can add character by using reclaimed bricks to create a faux chimney place or exposed brick wall.
Change the lighting
As the nights start to draw in, you’ll be putting the lights on more and more. So, create warm, cosy and intimate spacing by introducing a new lighting scheme. The overhead light is harsh and the opposite of cosy, so relegate that for use if you’re looking for something or cleaning. For the rest of the time, introduce floor lights, lamps and sconces to totally change the feel of the space.
Update your soft furnishings
If your budget is really tight, start small with the cushions, curtains, rugs and throws. These small purchases can make a room feel cosy, put together and cared for. And they’re a great way of introducing a new colour-scheme and ensuring it flows throughout a room. If you’re looking for more individual pieces, check out sites such as Etsy.
Hopefully, this guide has provided you with some ideas and inspiration for home renovations on a budget.