Home renovations always give a fresh and updated appearance, but they can be costly. If you’d like to update your home, but don’t have a large budget, there are many cheap home renovations which will add new life to your home. You’d be surprised how these small touches will go a long way.
Repaint your home
A new coat of paint, in a fresh colour, will make your home look clean and fresh, and is a cost effective way of updating your look. Include the ceilings, and any trim or mouldings. If your kitchen cupboards feel old and you’d like a more modern feel, you can always paint them.
Update your taps and install a mixer over your bath
If your home is old, or you’ve bought a fixer upper, start by making changes to your kitchen and bathroom. By installing new taps, adding a mixer, or a shower over the bath, you can add a newer, more modernized feel.
Brighten up your living room
In old homes, which often have very high ceilings, installing curtain rails and hanging long drapes often gives a sense of height to the room, helping you to make the most of your space. Likewise, adding a photo collection with new frames, and which extend above eye – view, will add a sense of height, a modern feel, and a personal touch to your home. If you’d like a light, airy feeling but don’t have the budget to knock down walls, add mirrors.
Add a fireplace
A fireplace enables you to create a focal point in your home, and brings coziness and ambience, but it is often an easy and cost effective addition to your home.
Change your light fittings
Light fittings are easy to update, and can change the look of your home instantly. By updating your light fittings, you update your style easily and cost effectively. Think about changing your light switches too. If they are old and yellowed, there are a number of attractive options which will instantly give your home a fresh feel.
Add new appliances
New appliances are often more cost effective in the long run, because they are often more economic to run than the old versions. Changing your fridge and dishwasher can often help you save on your electricity bill. A newly installed dishwasher will also ensure that you avoid any leaks (and water damage). If you’d rather spend your money elsewhere, have your plumber check for leaks. Use stainless steel contact paper to update your old appliances if you’d like to keep your appliances looking modern.
Focus on flooring
If your home has a hardwood floor, having it sanded and re-varnished can update your look, giving you a modern but affordable feel. If you have old carpets and want to replace them, you could look at the benefits of laminate flooring, tiling or even a colourful screed to update your look.
Updating your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are many affordable touches that will add a big difference, and better yet, you can do them gradually. Cheap home renovations, carried out over time, can make all the difference.