There’s something incredibly satisfying about making big improvements to your home on a relatively small budget.
Think about it: when you’ve managed to transform parts of your living space without robbing a bank—or at least pleading pathetically with the branch manager—it instils an unshakeable confidence in your DIY skills.
But we advise caution.
It’s easy to feel like no job is beyond your skillset, avid DIYer, but the careful play is not to bite off more than you can chew.
So, before you take a sledgehammer to supporting walls or rip off roof tiles because they’re no longer ‘your vibe’, take a step back and consider some changes that are relatively simple, add value to your home, AND are friendly on your wallet.
Stuck for inspo?
Check out our list of three ways you can add value to your pile without paying through the nose.
Make your kitchen sing
There’s no doubt that the kitchen is the heart of every home. It’s where we prepare meals, feed our families and gather for Christmas. It’s therefore important to get this vital part of your home up to scratch.
Wallet-friendly ways to breathe life into a burned out kitchen include painting kitchen cupboards (or replacing the doors if they’re beyond help), choosing stylish new handles or knobs, investing in a colourful glass splashback, and decorating you walls with some tasteful art pieces.
Give your bathroom a boost
The bathroom isthe part of the home where it’s possible to soak away your troubles. However, trying to relax in a tub that’s grimier than a mechanic’s lunchbox is enough to make anyone give the bath a wide berth.
Apart from deep cleaning the grout and ceramic, however, you can give your bathroom a boost by sprucing up the paintwork, upgrading your tiles and splashing out on matching towel- and toilet-roll holders. You can then add to this by forking out for a new toilet seat and shower curtain. Et voilà!
Bring the outside in (kind of)
Wouldn’t it be great if you could connect the comfort and warmth of your living space with the serenity and sanctuary of your garden? Well, you can, of course, with a simple back door—but we advise you to go a step further with some beautiful external French doors.
Why? Because not only do they offer a fantastic view to the outdoors, French doors can be tailored to suit your particular aesthetic. Our advice is to seek advice from the experts at Oakwood Doors—they offer a fantastic range of French doors to satisfy even the most discerning homeowner.
Now it’s over to you …
Do you have any budget ways our readers can transform their homes? What’s the easiest way to get the most bang from your buck when it comes to DIY? Let us know in the comments section, we’d love to hear from you.