You don’t always have to knock through a wall or build an extension onto your home to make a difference. Sometimes, it’s the subtle things that can really accentuate what’s already there. With Christmas on the horizon, our money going towards the presents and if you are desperate to make some changes to your home, then there are several options you could take. You could look at making some small, inexpensive changes, or you could look at using payday loan lenders which will help you pay for those pricier changes in an expensive month! Below we have covered a mix of both, which will help you get started on some home improvements.
A new lick of paint
Head to your local hardware store at the weekend and you’ll probably notice in the paint section that there are tins of paint that have either been returned or have a minor defect. You’ll typically be able to pick up an absolute bargain here. Often, you’ll find it’ll be bolder colours that would work wonders as a feature wall in your lounge or business and a feature wall is one thing that’ll rejuvenate any room.
Give your front door a facelift
The front door is the first impression your guests will have of your home so why not get off on the right foot by sanding and painting your front door? It’s one of the most popular home improvements for a reason!
Light up a room
It’s incredible how much difference a change in lighting can make. You might think it’s something that would only be worthwhile on a movie set or at the theatre, but it can completely alter how your space appears. Add a nice lamp to the corner of your living room for example and you might find yourself rarely reaching for that bright overhead light. Or try using mirrors to reflect the light around the room and make the space feel larger and more open. There are hundreds of little things you can experiment with that won’t cost you much at all.
New cabinet hardware
New kitchen or bathroom cabinets are not only expensive but difficult to install. So, why not just change the hardware instead? Swapping out the old worn handles for polished brass and giving the doors a fresh lick of paint could make them look brand new.
Organize your space
A good old fashioned de-clutter can transform and upgrade a room from a ‘stuff room’ into an actual useable space. We all have that one room in our homes that’s full of ‘stuff’. More often than not it’s the attic or the garage but ‘stuff’ has a way over spilling over into other rooms and taking over our countertops, our wardrobes and our coffee tables. Spend a day going through everything and sort out what you can afford to lose. Then either put in on eBay, take it to a car boot or give it away to charity. The things you can achieve with a truly decluttered home will astound you!