Most of us have spent time fantasising about what we would do to our home if only we had the time, money, and the required skills. Unfortunately, for the majority of us, budgets simply don't allow those fantasies to become reality. That's no reason to despair: there are still plenty of things you can do to spruce up your home, even if you're on a limited budget. A few minor changes can make a huge difference to the feel of a room and a quick refresh could be all that your home needs to make it feel fresh and modern again. Read on for four of our favourite tips for revamping your home on a budget.
1. The Kitchen - Replace the doors
Totally revamping your kitchen is an expensive thing to do. Ripping everything out and starting over can cost upwards of £10,000. However, there's an easy way to make your kitchen feel brand new for a fraction of the cost. Simply replace the unit doors with new ones in a different colour. You'll have a huge range of choices available from wood to metal and other surfaces and you'll be able to decide between a rainbow of colours. Pair your new doors with a new floor and new worktops and your kitchen will feel totally different. The only thing that will feel the same is your bank balance!
2. The Bathroom - Tap into something new
Please excuse the groansome pun above, but new taps could really make a big difference to your bathroom! They can cost as little as £20 and many are easy to fit without the aid of a plumber (so long as you know where your stopcock is - please be sure of this before you start!). You can replace the taps on your bath, sink or even in your kitchen. Any of these changes will give a new lease of life to the room.
3. The Bedroom - Change the carpet
The bedroom floor is the first thing that your feet feel in the morning. So, if it's a little threadbare, then it's time to come up with a replacement. Not only will your eyes thank you for brightening up your bedroom but your feet will be grateful for the chance to walk on something a little softer at the crack of dawn. A new floor needn't be expensive; you can get enough flooring for a whole room for under £100. If you're feeling brave, you can even fit it yourself.
4. A lick of paint
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Image source: www.littlegreene.com (Dining room painted in Citrine and Slaked Lime)[/caption]
Almost everyone fancies themselves as a bit of a design expert, so why not give it a go and get yourself a tin of paint and see what happens? Even a relatively large room can be repainted in a couple of days and a change of colour can really bring more light into a room if you get it right. Just be sure to cover up carpets and skirting boards before you start, just in case you're not quite up to the standard you thought you were.
Hopefully, we've given you the inspiration you need to make a difference to your home. We wish you all the luck you require in your DIY projects.