It’s no secret that home improvement can be expensive. However, that doesn’t always have to be the case. Even the most extensive renovations have some areas where you can cut down on costs, but what about DIY jobs? If you feel brave enough to tackle those smaller tasks around the house, you could save some cash and still get a fantastic result.
So if you’re looking to revamp your home over the next few months and are looking for a great place to start, check out these handy tips:
Freshen up your bathroom
Bathrooms are renowned for getting a little drab, especially with moisture build-up. This can discolor grout and tiles and even affect the paintwork on the walls. However, these are simple areas to refresh, and you don’t need extensive tools to do the job. All you need is suitable cleaning products for tiles and grout and moisture proofing paint for the walls and ceilings. It’s incredible what this simple task can do for the room!
Paint the floor
Most people opt for tiles or wood flooring when refreshing interiors, but you can also DIY this space with paint and tile stencils. There are tons of designs to choose from, including modern and contemporary looks. Stencils create the look of a tile but are easy to create, and if you want to change up the design after a few years, it’s simple to do.
Light and space is something everyone strives for in a property, especially in smaller homes. However, if you’re struggling to get that balance, add some mirrors to the walls. Mirrors offer the illusion that a room is bigger by reflecting light around the space. This home accessory is also fantastic for updating a room to achieve a modern look. All you need to do is place the mirror to achieve the best light, and this will open up even the smallest of spaces with ease.
Update furniture hardware
If your budget doesn’t allow for the complete refit of new cabinets and furniture around the home, a great way to update its look is to replace the hardware. As the saying goes, ‘the devil is in the detail’, and it couldn’t be truer for your home. Hardware is easy to update but can change the entire look of the furniture. There are also lots of options, including metal and wood hardware, plus there are different colors and designs to choose from.
Add Smart Home Technology
Smart home tech is focused on improving your quality of life. Whether that’s a security upgrade that provides peace of mind with smart, wifi enabled cameras and person detection, or a simple thermostat that makes it easy to save money on utility bills. There are other, less commonly known upgrades you can make as well. For example, garage door openers can be made smart so that if you forgot to close the garage door on your way out, you don’t have to phone a friend to take care of it. Just tap a button on your phone. Or install smart carbon monoxide detectors like the Nest Protect. They’ll test their own systems, check the batteries and send detailed alerts to your phone when an alarm sounds. So instead of just a loud siren going off and not knowing whether that’s the batteries dying or a fire, you’ll know exactly what the problem is. The beautiful thing is that almost all of these upgrades are among the cheapest DIY home improvement upgrades you can make.
Create a welcoming entryway
The entrance to your home is the first thing people see when they arrive, so why not update it to reflect your style and personality. There is typically not a lot of room to play with, but that doesn’t mean you can’t utilize it fully. Add small touches to the interiors with pictures or a mirror. If there’s space, include some small hooks or a bench, which creates a fashionable yet functional aspect to your entrance hall.
There are so many DIY jobs that are easier to tackle to revamp your home. Just be careful not to take on jobs that might prove a little trickier.