Upgrading your home is difficult, even more so on a budget. Over time even the more beautiful and inspiring home can lose their shine and begin looking a little sorry for themselves. Things date, fade and fall out of fashion, so at some point, you will look about and think about changing everything. However, when this happens, we don’t always have the budget we need to make the changes that we want. But that does not mean you cannot make a difference. There are many ways you can upgrade your home on a budget. So, let’s take a look at them now:
The floor is often one of the first places to look a little worse for wear. With the constant bombardment of footfall, there is little wonder. Short of re-carpeting the whole house, or buying new floors, there are many ways you can do this. Consider new rugs, a floor runner, or floor sanding so you can revarnish or stain the wood. The floor is important because it is an area that everyone subconsciously first notices in a home. Our eyes drop to the floor as we consider taking off our shoes, etc.
It may not be possible to install a new kitchen or bathroom, but that does not mean you cannot make a difference. Consider changing the taps of the sinks and the bath. How about a new showerhead? Consider upgrading all the handles too. This can be for all the doors in the house and all the cupboards and drawers too. There is a lot of choices out there. New taps come in so many shapes and styles and can help you create a brand-new look if that’s what you want to do. So, get a little creative and use these small things to make a big difference.
Paint is definitely an inexpensive way of upgrading a room. Any room that currently has paint on it can benefit from this, even the ceilings. It is an inexpensive repair job on peeling paintwork. When you come to paint a room, you need to decide on a few things. Is it a small room that you want to make seem larger – if so, a light colour would work? Perhaps it is a small room you want to make it feel cosy and enclosed, well a darker colour such as a red may be what you need. Remember, colours can be used to create a mood too. Light blues and green can be calming and reduce stress. So, be colour clever and decide how you want a room to make you feel before you do it.
Light is a great thing to play with when it comes to upgrading your home. First, you should work on increasing the among of natural light. So, change thick curtains that don’t open all the way, move objects about so more light streams through the windows, and hang mirrors on the wall to rebound natural light. Also, think about getting new lampshades and placing lamps in key locations to create a great moody atmosphere in the evening if that’s what you want. Light is always a tool to use to your advantage.