Beautifying your home can be unpleasant, tedious and expensive! Most mortgage holders wish they could change something in their home or influence it to look somewhat fresher, yet the potential cost can some of the time be excessively of an obstacle.
- Recycle your furniture
Rather than spending money on a new wardrobe, chest of draws or kitchen cabinets, why not strip the varnish off with sandpaper and then re-paint them. Sandpaper, paint and varnish are a lot cheaper than new furniture and if you paint them yourself you can make them suit any new design theme.
Renovate your floorsIt might sound costly to change the flooring in your house but it can actually be quite cheap and simple. If you have carpets try pulling up a small section, if you have wooden floor boards underneath you may be able to simply sand and varnish them to get brand new looking wooden floors. You might need to put some of your furniture in storage while this renovation is taking place, but you can find cheap storage units to use in the meantime.
Alternatively, why not get a professional carpet cleaner in to give them new live, as this will be much cheaper than all new carpets.
Find a bargain
If you are after new furnishings and decor, don’t go to the expensive show rooms and high street shops, stick to flea markets, second hand shops and furniture auctions. You may find an old, second hand piece of furniture that just needs a bit of TLC and will look brand new. Auctions especially are a great source of cheap, hidden treasures. Or how about these affordable roman shades?
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Make small changesA new kitchen design or bathroom suite can run costs in the thousands. Instead why not just stick to smaller changes until you can afford the big ones. New curtains, a fresh coat of paint on the walls or new shelves can add a lot to your home without breaking the bank. Or even you can buy one cheap accent peice for your bedroom from Homes Direct 365.So there you have it, if you are looking to add new life into your home it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. However, with any big changes to your property you should always consult an expert and check how it will impact on your home insurance cover and property value.
Revamp your sofa
If your sofa is old, dingy and covered in food and drink stains, there is no need to get rid of it and buy a new one. There are 3 great ways to revamp it; 1) Remove the covering fabric and buy some new fabric which you can staple on. 2) Have it professionally cleaned, it’s much cheaper than buying a new sofa. 3) Cover it up with a lovely throw that matches the room’s decor.