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If you’re unhappy with the way your home looks then the problem most likely isn’t that you don’t want to put the effort into fixing it, but that you simply feel you don’t have the time or money to do so. The thought of “renovating” your home from top to bottom might fill you with images of money draining slowly out of your bank account. Of course, this doesn’t have to be the case. Even a home renovation on a full-scale doesn’t have to be an overly costly project. You don’t have to knock down walls or call in professionals to fix everything. A lot of the time, improvements can be made to every room in your house with a healthy dose of DIY and determination. Here are some pointers if you’re looking to improve your home without spending a fortune.
Make a list of what you want to do
First of all, you need to plan your project. It would be foolish to plunge into home renovation without considering the costs that will arise because that’s a recipe for disaster. You want to be able to ensure that you can afford to do everything you want to do, so as to avoid being left with half-finished rooms when you run out of money. First of all, you need to set yourself a budget. From there, you can start to make a list of the improvements you’d like to make to each room in your house or apartment.
Once you have a list of everything you want to change within your home, you can start to add up the costs that will be accrued during the project. You need to consider all the tools and resources you’re going to need in order to make things happen. Have faith in your own abilities, though; you’d be amazed by the tutorials you can find on YouTube for tiling, fixing sinks, and other DIY tasks. If you calculate the total cost of the project as higher than your intended budget then you could even look into personal loans online so as to help fund the rest of the renovation. Don’t give up at the first hurdle - there’s always a way to finance a home renovation without breaking the bank.
Make your home more spacious
The cheapest and most effective way to improve your home is to make it more spacious. Whether you live in a mansion, small cottage, or tiny condo, nobody should feel cramped and uncomfortable in their own home. Your rooms need to feel open and welcoming. You need to utilize the space you have available in your house, no matter how much or how little of it there may be. You should start by decluttering your home from top to bottom. Decide which belongings you do and don’t need; anything of value can be sold at a yard sale, and that money could go towards the rest of your renovation. It’s a win-win situation. You could also work towards improving your storage situation; more shelving on the walls means more places to keep your possessions.
A Little Paint solves everything
If you’re disheartened by the tired appearance of your home then it might be time to bring out the paint buckets. Having lived in an apartment painted grey for almost 2 years, I know the struggle of wanting to brighten up an already small space. It’s a cheap solution and the simplest DIY technique there is. Start by painting your walls to give your home a fresh feel. A coat of white paint creates a neutral and bright feel to your home, as it reflects light well. Additionally, neutral colours open up doors of possibility when it comes to adding other colours and themes on top. You should also repaint old floors, cabinets, and even doors to give your household that “new” feel.
How do you plan your home renovations?