We all want our homes to look great but it’s not always easy to justify the expense of carrying out endless home improvements. Here are some simple and cost-effective fixes you can carry out to make you feel better about your home without breaking the bank:
- Spruce up the kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of the home and it’s one of the most important areas that potential buyers head for straight away. Cost-effective ways to improve this room include replacing old taps, adding new cupboard handles, and installing more modern and energy-efficient lighting features. Freshen up windows with new waterproof blinds which are more hygienic for high-moisture areas and will transform the look of the windows. Bathroom Roller Blinds can also be replaced with waterproof ones. For a wide range of styles and colors, visit http://www.ucblinds.co.uk/PVC-Waterproof-Bathroom-Blinds
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to liven up a tired space is to give it a fresh coat of paint. A freshly painted space will make you feel a lot more positive and is a quick way to modernize your walls. Neutral shades are the best way to go to make a room look bigger, but you could consider a feature wall to really liven up space.
Apart from the kitchen, bathrooms are another space that needs to be clean, modern and fresh. Cheap ideas to change the atmosphere of a tired bathroom include replacing the toilet seat, laying some new flooring or a simple touch up of discolored grouting around the bath and sink area. Bathroom flooring tends to be a small area, so new flooring need not be budget-busting. Treat yourself to a fluffy new rug and towels to add a touch of inexpensive luxury.
- Have a clear out
Families need a lot of storage space and that can often be lacking in many modern homes in the UK. If you want to improve your living space, having a good clear out can surprise you with the amount of space you can reclaim. It’s also a great way to raise some additional funds for further improvements by selling unwanted but good quality items at a car boot sale or second-hand selling website for example.
- Consider your frontage
An untidy garden or tired looking exterior can make you feel negative about your home before you even set foot inside. Cut the grass, pull up weeds and have a general tidy up of any stuff that has accumulated in your outdoor areas. Power washing the path or touching up the paint on the weatherboards are both inexpensive ways to improve the appearance of your exterior.