Contrary to popular belief, updating your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune. It also doesn’t require you to complete a full home renovation. This blog outlines the different ways you can update your home whilst stick to a budget. It is not as costly as it feels when you think about it.
This blog covers everything from repainting your walls to adding little finishing touches to update your home. Hope you find it helpful.
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Update your walls
Having tarnished and old-looking walls can have a big impact on how your overall space looks, especially if your walls are bare, as this will draw attention to any marks you have on the walls. Giving your walls a refresh will help to update the appearance of your home whilst sticking to a budget.
When it comes to updating your walls, it may just be a case of repainting them. If your walls only have small marks and dents in them from general wear and tear, then you can get away with simply re-painting or adding some fresh wallpaper if that’s your preferred choice.
If you want to take it up a notch, you can install paneling onto your walls to add some texture. You can pick up panels in various colors from DIY stores, you can then either get the store to cut them down to size, or you can do this yourself. Once they have been cut to size, map out where you would like the panels to sit and glue them to the wall. This is a great way to transform your walls without spending a lot of money.
Update your floors
When it comes to updating your floors, this may require you to install new flooring altogether if you can’t salvage what you already have. If you have carpeted floors, start by giving them a deep clean with a professional carpet cleaner. If you don’t have one, you can hire them for an allocated amount of time which is a lot cheaper than buying one. Make sure to take a before and after picture of your carpets so you know if deep cleaning them really worked.
If you find that deep cleaning your carpet didn’t work as well as you hoped, then it’s time to throw in the towel and install new flooring. The same applies to wooden flooring that has come up or looks old and tattered.
Update Your Home On A Budget
Flooring doesn’t have to be expensive, make sure you have a look at your options before buying your flooring. You may also find that some tradesmen will have discounted prices from their suppliers if you choose them to install your chosen flooring.
If you choose to install new flooring yourself, then you will need to make sure you have an efficient waste management solution in place first. Grab lorries are a great way to get rid of a large amount of waste easily and quickly, so you don’t have to worry about hauling your waste to the nearest tip. When hiring a grab lorry, make sure you know how much waste you are likely to accumulate to get the right size, as each muck away wagon capacity is different.
Add greenery to your home
Adding plants and greenery to your home is a great way to bring some life into it and update the overall appearance of your home. Plants also don’t cost a lot and don’t require too much care. Alternatively, you can update your home with fake plants, so they last a lot longer. Furthermore, given the state of the environment, investing in making your home go green is very beneficial. Not only do you add a natural vibe to your place, but also contribute your bit to maintaining a sustainable aura.
When it comes to the plants themselves, I’d suggest buying ones that best suit each room in the house. For example, mint and basil plants are great to have in the kitchen as they bring a fresh smell into the room. This smell can often override cooking smells as well to keep it fresh all day. They also double up as a cooking ingredient and will continuously grow for a long period of time.
For the rest of your house, I’d suggest using a mixture of flowers and greenery to add different colors and textures to your home. This will help to update the overall appearance of your home.
Acquire new kitchen cabinets
Kitchens are an essential part of any home. In India, there goes a saying that a kitchen is what makes a house home. Hope you understand the essence. One way to instantly update your home on a smaller budget is to acquire new kitchen cabinets. Once again, you can acquire all sorts of kitchen cabinets from DIY stores that are relatively easy to install.
If you don’t decide to update your worktops as well, then make sure you acquire cabinets that still tie in with the overall theme of your kitchen, so they don’t stick out too much and make the rest of the kitchen look old.
Update your small decor items
When it comes to updating your home, the little details can have a big impact. If your smaller decor items are old and worn, then this will make the overall appearance of your home outdated and tattered.
You can acquire great home decor items from B&M and Home Bargains for a great price. They also tend to last well. If you want some items that look more high-end but you’re on a budget, then H&M and Zara Home are great for this.
Now it’s time for you to update your home
Now that I have gone through my top 5 tips on how to update your home, it is time for you to put them to good use. No matter the kind of budget you have, I guarantee one of these tips will work for you.
Remember to look in your local Home Bargains store to find some great decor items for a low price.
Thank you for reading!