How To Upgrade Your House On A Budget

Lockdown has inspired many of us to carry out some much-needed home improvements encouraging us all to finally make time to spruce up our homes.

A recent report revealed that with most of the nation stuck indoors, UK homeowners spent a whopping £55 billion on renovations to create their perfect property.

You may have been putting this off with the idea that redecorating your home is too pricey a project, but we’re here to share some top tips on small and affordable tweaks that can give your home a new lease of life.

Replace Your Front Door

We know it may sound bizarre… how can replacing your front door change anything?! But when you’ve lived in your home for a number of years, you get so used to seeing the same front door every time you return home, you stop noticing it altogether. Updating your front door can instantly revive the look and feel of your home from the outside in. Whether you just want to give it a bright splash of colour to mix things up, or swap out your door completely, to a new style that fits your desired aesthetic, there are plenty of options to choose from. By doing the research into carrying this out yourself, you can save a huge amount of money on the painting and fitting costs.

Install New Radiators

Have you ever been viewing houses online, and spotted a beautiful room that is ruined by an old radiator? Outdated radiators are reportedly one of the number one eye-sores which house hunters pick up on. Even if there’s nothing particularly wrong with your current radiators, standard ones can often be lacklustre, adding nothing at all to a room. These days there are hundreds of stylish radiators for you to consider. Whether you’re looking for energy-efficient options, designer radiators or maybe even gorgeous vintage column radiators to add more character to a room, you’ll be shocked at how many there are to choose from once you begin your search.

Upcycling

This sustainable pastime has fast become one of the top trends of the year. Upcycling entails taking used, vintage, broken or discarded furniture and reviving it. Repurposing old furniture can come in any shape or form, from repainting a wardrobe, adding stylish handles onto a chest of drawers or using fabric to create covers for cushions – the possibilities are endless. Why not give an old item in your home a new lease of life with some upcycling?

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