Home improvement on a budget
By Amanda Scali

16/04/2019 11:55am

It might be that you are getting ready to sell your current home, or you might on the other hand just be looking for a way to spruce up your existing space. Whatever your reason for wanting to make home improvements there might be a financial barrier holding you back from making some much-needed changes.


If you’re selling your home the cash flow might be tight due to a new home purchase or a family or lifestyle change, but there are home improvements that you can achieve on a tight budget, you might just need to put in the extra work.


Here are some tips to get you started.


A new lick of paint


It seems like such a simple thing but it’s often overlooked when we need to give our homes a little spruce up.


A lick of fresh paint can do wonders to an existing home and can really help to open up a room. And, if you do it yourself you can save some money on painters, etc.


Go for neutral colours that will open up a room, and then add layers of colour and style with furnishings.


Install rugs or a low-cost stair runner


Adding a pop of colour with soft rugs on darker wood floors or cold tiles can add character and warmth to a home.


And if you have an old staircase, putting in a low-cost stair runner can be a cost-effective way to make your staircase look beautiful, and can save you from having to install costly carpeting for the staircase.


Give your kitchen some love


If you have a house with old cupboards in your kitchen that you would love to replace but it’s slightly out of your budget, look at more cost-effective ways to brighten them up.


This can be as simple as a new coat of paint and possibly adding some new handles yourself if you are handy with a screwdriver.


Spruce up the old fireplace


Have you got an old fireplace in your home that is too expensive to run and doesn’t get much use anymore?


You can make this look a million bucks by placing decorative logs of wood in there to give it a homely feel and fill up space.


Plants go a long way


If you have a really limited budget before selling your home, at the very least you can invest in some household plants, vases of flowers, etc.


They really add that lived-in feeling to a home, they smell amazing, and they’ll make your home more inviting.


If you want more tips on home improvements before selling your home on a budget, get in touch with our friendly team today.