Home improvement is the pastime of many people during their Sundays and holidays when they all rush to the local DIY centre to pick up supplies. In some cases, improving your home can become quite expensive and time-consuming, especially if you decide to take on a big project in the hopes of cashing in on a big return.
However, what do you do if a big budget to spend rejuvenating your home evades you? Here are some handy tips on making your home look fresh without having to spend a tonne of money.
Add Moulding to the room
A quick and easy way to add detail to your room is to put moulding around the edge of your ceiling. You can buy very affordable polystyrene moulding that is put in place with adhesive. It will break up the sharp corners of the ceiling and give the room a new feel.
Make your own Pillows
If you have any fabric that has been left over from an old project, why not use it to make some new pillows. You can also use old curtains that you do not use anymore or any old fabric you find. Plus, you can buy pillow inserts cheaply and use them as a template for your new covers. If sewing eludes you, make sure to watch a tutorial on YouTube.
You should not underestimate what adding a mirror to a room can achieve. It can instantly make a small room look much bigger, especially if you use a big mirror which outstretches across a whole wall. You do not have just to use them on the wall either; you can add them to doors to your wardrobe or even in your closet.
Revamp your Cupboards
It might sound like a simple solution, but there are lots of things you can do to revitalise your cabinets and drawers in your home. For example, you can buy paint and change the colour, or you can get a wood stain effect and make them look more rustic. Add the finishing touch with new handles and the make-over is complete.
Add shelving for extra storage
Everyone wants more storage, and if you have many things you want to display, what better way than to add more shelving? You can add it to the kitchen for spices or jars, or in the bathroom for toothbrushes and soap. If you do not feel confident putting up shelves, you can find a tradesmen near you who can do it for you, and who can provide you with a quote.
Transform your under stair areas
If you have a space under your stairs that is not being utilised, then this can quickly become a new place for books or other storage. It could also be turned into a nice cubby hole for kids (or pets) to play or relax. It does not have to take much money, especially if you are recycling old shelves or drawers.
This is just a few of the many ideas you can bring to life without spending a fortune. Although some projects may need a helping hand, most of them will be simple tasks that will bring new life into your home.