Our home is our castle, or at least that’s how it should be. The trouble is that most of us only tackle home improvement tasks when the time comes to sell up and move. But this is a huge mistake! Giving a home a makeover is fun, can add value, and makes the place a lot more enjoyable to live in. So if you are looking for a project this summer, here are a few ideas to get you started.
1. Replace Carpets
Carpets look awful when threadbare and worn. Laminate flooring is the perfect alternative – and it’s relatively cheap!
2. A Lick of Paint
Buy a job lot of white paint, some rollers, and start painting. White can be a bit stark, but it is a fantastic way to freshen up an entire house and make it feel as good as new.
3. Buy Some Artwork
Most homes have a few boring prints on the walls, but if you want to make an impression, invest in a piece of artwork and hang it in a prominent position. Original artwork doesn’t to cost a fortune. Go along to student shows at your local art school and snap up something cheap.
4. Get Creative
If you don’t find any artwork that ticks your boxes, have a go at creating some of your own. Splatter paintings are easy to make – just grab a canvas and have fun with old tins of paint.
5. Shabby Chic
Give old furniture a new lease of life with some paint and new handles or knobs. Shabby chic is all the rage these days. All you need is a tin of antique cream or pastel shade eggshell paint, plus a bit of time and effort.
6. Go Minimalist
De-clutter your home and lock everything else away in cupboards. Think Japanese and try your hand at Feng Shui. It can be surprisingly liberating to get rid of all that extraneous bric-a-brac you never used anyway. Look at Debenhams voucher codes if you need some new storage solutions.
7. New for Old in the Kitchen
Renovating a kitchen is an expensive task. However, you don’t need to go too mad. Instead, swap cupboard doors or paint them to give them a new lease of life. Alternatively, buy a new toaster and kettle in a zingy colour and accessorise with colourful teat towels and mugs. Debenhams voucher Codes at couporando.co.uk offer a great way to pick up new kitchen items for next to nothing.
8. Replace Blinds and Curtains
Curtains and blinds can really drag a room down, so throw them all out and start again. Ask yourself: do you really need curtains in your rooms? If not replace them with cheaper blinds or hang some cheap voile panels instead. Use Debenhams voucher codes if you decide to invest in new blinds.
Buy some new cushions and cover a worn out sofa with a colourful throw.
10. Planters and Tubs
Brighten up the garden with pots of flowers. Use anything you have to hand, fill it with compost, and plant it up with cheap bedding plants in gorgeous colours.
It’s really easy to give a home a fabulous makeover – and you don’t need much money to make a big impression!