Cheap Ways to Renovate Your Home
If you’ve just bought ( or you’re renting) a new house, or you’re looking to change up your décor, without having a hefty price tag attached, then here are some cheap ways to renovate your home without breaking the bank!
DIY, DIY, DIY
Whether you’re thinking of redecorating, tearing up the garden or simply changing up the furniture, getting hands-on in the home is a great way to save cash and feel a bit more accomplished with your project. Don’t be afraid to get dirty, and do some research into your project before getting stuck in. You may find that Google is a great way to learn how to do some DIY in your home.
I also recommend Pinterest, which is full of fun and unique ways to get stuck in with home decor on your own.
Search for Cheaper Alternatives
If you’re renovating the kitchen, bathroom, or another major area in the home, be sure to check out cheaper alternatives. Companies such as Specialist Kitchen Removals offer kitchen removal services. Hiring a company like this will avoid the need to hire a skip, and means you can get on with your renovation as soon as possible.
You can also have a look on the likes of eBay and Facebook marketplace, where you can find appliances for a fraction of the cost nearby.
Keep it in the family
Looking for a plumber or carpenter? See if anyone in your family is a skilled worker, or ask friends if they know anyone in the trade. Finding someone local that you know may mean you’re offered lower discounted prices for services. This isn’t always the case, but it’s worth checking out people of interest just in case!
Paint is your friend
If you’re thinking of repainting a room, get stuck in! Paying a decorator to paint it for you can set you back upwards of £100. Buying paint yourself and doing it alone can cost half of this. Even better, ask friends to come and help & turn into a fun evening. I know painting sounds boring (and it can be), but order some Chinese and get the tunes on, you may find that time doesn’t go by so slowly.
New Curtains, Rugs and other large items can cost a pretty penny. Make sure to look in used or charity stores before deciding on a new purchase. As well as this, check out apps and websites such as Shpock and Depop, as local people in your area might be selling the bargain you’re looking for.