How to Improve Your Home on a Budget

Added on September 3rd 2018

Putting your property on the market forces you to take an objective look at it. It’s one thing to sort out scuffed skirting boards and give the front door a new coat of paint, but sometimes you just need to switch the place up a bit. If you’re looking for ways to bring in a more modern look to your home without blowing your budget, then read on.

Make more of your kitchen

It’s easy and relatively cheap to change the cupboard doors in your kitchen and a popular option now is to go for glass fronts. These transparent doors aren’t just for glasses and crockery, though; you can keep your non-perishable goods in them if you switch up their storage.

Try decanting dried barley, lentils, pasta, beans and biscuits into attractive glass jars, rather than keeping them in their crumpled plastic packages. If you install lights into these cupboards as well, then you’ve got storage that doubles as a display.

Use the right lighting

Light is one of the most effective resources for transforming a space, whether you’re using artificial light, natural or a combination of both. You can merely buy some new bedside lamps, or go the whole hog and kit the entire house out with interactive LED lights that change hue and brightness with your mood.

Get smart with colour

You could consider making a statement with a bold feature wall, or go all out and decorate the space with an intense shade. You could even opt for a stylish two-tone scheme. Whatever you decide, refreshing your walls with a new shade could be even more effective than you imagined.

You could pick out a feature wall and paper it, or paint an entire room in a bold shade, but whatever you decide to do, bringing in a new colour will make a massive difference.

Get into the garden

If you throw out your old, ratty-looking garden furniture and bring in some newer, colourful plastic or metal items, you’ll instantly change the look and feel of your garden. If you can’t quite run to a whole new garden set, then you can always try upcycling some of your existing furniture by sanding it down and painting it in bright modern shades.

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