5 Cost Effective Home Renovation Tips to Improve Your Home – Guest Post
The ever increasing cost of living in the UK has meant that there have been less opportunities for UK households to have access to disposable income to spend on their family and their home. However, if you take some time to access the work that needs doing in your home, you may be surprised to learn that not every home improvement needs to be big and expensive to have an impact and improve your home.
There are plenty of small tweaks that will breathe new life into your home and will ensure that you can keep both your home and bank balance intact. Following on from my post about renovating our bathroom, please see below for 5 affordable home improvement tips.
A Lick of Paint
Painting is one of the cheapest methods of sprucing up your home that happens to have one of the largest impacts possible. If you are looking to spice up a room then try to unleash your inner-creativity. You should consider painting your ceilings a dramatic colour in order to ensure that your decoration is unique and creates a dramatic, yet pleasurable effect for your visitors.
Another design idea could be to use painter’s tape to create stripes on the wall and paint them with a different shade of colour; whether you decide to use a lighter or darker colour will depend on your own personal taste and what effect you are looking to create.
Use Your Outdoor Space
Undertaking extensive work in your garden can prove to be extremely costly and time-consuming. However, you do not need to spend excessively to create a little haven of tranquillity in your own garden to take advantage of the short-lived British summer.
It is possible to create an outdoor space for both yourself and your family to enjoy by purchasing a freestanding gazeebo, which will keep you protected from the elements, whether they be sunlight, wind or rain. In order to make it as homely as possible you should complement your purchase with benches and a picnic table so you can eat outside. A nice finishing touch would be to add some plants and flowers to give that extra little bit of colour and touch of summer.
Not every piece of home improvement needs to be cosmetic; a damaged roof or an outdated boiler will be cheaper to repair now compared to in a couple of years when major work may need to be undertaken due to serious damage.
Spending a bit of money to get these areas of your home looked at can really prove to be cost effective if an issue is discovered that could lead to the value of your home being negatively impacted.
Updating Your Kitchen
Any work that you do on your kitchen is only going to increase the value of your home, whether you have done it yourself in the past or gone down the route of hiring kitchen designers, there is plenty that you can do that will make your kitchen look so much nicer.
When making improvements to your kitchen, it is important to remember that you do not need to start from the very beginning to make valuable changes. If you are working on a tight budget then start by replacing just one item, such as an old dishwasher or badly stained, unsightly sink. You will be surprised at just how difference this will make and you are always adding value to your home.
Get Your Lawn Cleaned Up
Neglecting your lawn for a long period of time will lead to you getting plenty of attention, but in a bad way! I know that thanks to the Great British weather that we only get 2 or 3 months to sit outside but it is important to make sure that you keep up with all of your outside jobs as soon as spring starts.
Make sure that you get out there and give the lawn a good mow as soon as you get a chance and get any overgrown bushes under control. It is also a good opportunity to add a bit of colour to your garden and get some new flowers planted to enjoy later on in the season.