Affordable Home Improvement Ideas
There comes a time in every home owner’s life when changes have to be done around the house. Improvements don’t necessarily have to be time-consuming, expensive or big. With enough imagination and determination you can transform your living space into the home of your dreams. So in case you’re looking to spruce up your home on a budget here are some affordable ideas for you:
Make changes to your garden
It would probably be a good idea to start from the outside as often the garden can turn out to be a wonderful place of rest and recreation. If you’re lucky
enough to own a house with a garden or even a small patio you should begin from there, making it prettier and more colourful. You can start by fertilizing your garden, filling the bare patches if there are any. Then proceed by planting some colourful and fragrant flowers. These won’t cost you much as you can find a wide variety of seeds online at affordable prices. We suggest you opt for perennial flowers as they will continue to blossom year after year so that there would be no necessity to plant new ones next spring.
Freshen up your bathroom
The bathroom is one of the most important rooms since it requires more frequent improvements and these don’t have be that expensive. Sometimes something as simple as replacing your old shower curtain or toilet seat can do miracles. In case your bathroom floor is covered in cracked tiles you can use vinyl tiles to cover the mess up. Vinyl tiles are low-cost, easy to maintain and much more durable. The best part is that you don’t have to remove the old floor – vinyl tiles make it possible to install the new floor right over the old one.
Revamp your living room
Usually the living room is the the place where families spends most of their time, where they relax, watch TV or simply converse with one another. That’s why it would be a good idea to bring in some changes there and the best part is you can do so for little to no money. An example would be replacing your old ruffled curtains and table covers with new ones. Sometimes you don’t even have to buy new things – you can simply borrow from other rooms in your house that you don’t spend that much time in. Place a few books or photo albums on your living room’s table to make it cosier.
Add plants to your home
Probably the cheapest way to improve your home is by adding some colour and fragrance to it – and what better way to achieve this than placing plants and flowers all around the house. Add some pots with living plants – they will last for a long time and there wouldn’t be a necessity for you to constantly replace withered flowers with fresh ones. Then again, as we previously mentioned, if you have a garden you can always pick some flowers in bloom and place them in beautiful vases in your hallway to greet your guests. In general flowers are a wonderful and cheap option as they will liven up your home and all you have to do is water them regularly.
Disguise your old fireplace
In case you have a fireplace which hasn’t served its function for ages you can always cover it up cleverly. Since people tend to think about fireplaces as something cosy, warm and welcoming yours should never look empty or non-functioning. Covering it up could be less expensive then you might think. You can always turn it into a bookworm’s nook by filling it up with stacks of your favourite books. An interesting idea would be to arrange the books both horizontally and vertically, creating an interesting pattern. This way your books would be easily accessible and you can always reach out and grab one without disturbing the pattern.
As you can see improving and transforming your living space is not by default costly, exhausting and nerve-wrecking. In fact, it can be lots of fun as long as use your imagination and dare to experiment.
The article is written by Edna Thomson who runs Loft Conversions Kensington