People think of high costs when they consider renovation. For big renovations, the concept of high cost is correct, but there are many ways you can do home renovation without it costing you too much. Now understand that a home renovation project under £500 is great. Most of the projects and ideas we are giving you below cost lower than this. Moreover, some of them are small projects and also cost very less, but they will add more to your house than you would imagine. So, suit up and get the required tools and a helping hand, maybe, and start revamping your home.
Concentrate on the Walls
The walls of the house make a great impact. If you have peeling paint on the walls then get it painted with a fresh new color. You can add contrasting colors on the walls of your home. Or you can also add a dark shade on one of the walls of each room. Also you can purchase cheap and DIY wallpapers and stick them on your own. Go for light colors and small prints.
Change the Upholstery
Instead of purchasing new sofas and curtains, changing the upholstery fabric of the sofas, chairs and curtains will make a whole lot of difference. You can purchase cheap fabric from different thrift shops instead of going for high end ones and save money. Wholesale shops have a lot of leftover fabrics which they sell in less rates and it is also in good quality. You will need to search a lot before buying.
Concentrate on the Basics
You tend to concentrate on the big areas of the home while renovation and neglect the basics. The basics are which need the most attention. Mend and fix all the lights of the house, fix the showers and taps, clean them well if they get rusted, fix all the cracks if any, broken glass needs to be changed, chipped paint needs to repainted, broken appliances should be taken care of and also many things that need to be repaired or fixed. These things make a huge difference.
Change the Setting
A surefire way to completely give a new look to your home without spending a dime is to change the furniture setting of your home. Place them in a different manner and guest will not believe it is the same home.
Refurbish Your Furniture
Paint is the best form of renovation which is easy on the pocket and also gives a new feel. Start with a paint job and paint all your furniture. Start with the bedrooms, then dining room and living room, proceed to the kitchen cabinets and tiny details such as the shoe rack. Go for earthy tones and subtle colors to give a warm and inviting feel.
To change the floor within your budget, laminate flooring is the best option. Laminate is a highly durable and sustainable flooring option which mimics hardwood flooring with the same quality in extremely affordable rates. Laminate flooring is scratch and stain resistant. It is also low maintenance and easy to clean. It is made of 4 layers with the last one with resin polish which gives a great shine.
Increase the lighting of your house and change the lamp shades. You can also add many different spot lights, table lamps and a single classic floor lamp. Lighting accentuates certain corners of the house and gives an aesthetic appealing factor.
Remove all the old frames and show pieces and buy new frames, pictures, ornaments and décor with a contemporary and modern touch. Adding new accessories in an old house will instantly brighten and transform your home without spending much.
The idea of home renovation is appealing but you also have budget constraints. These tips will give you a newly renovated home without causing a strain in your pocket.