Giving your home a new look can make it more attractive, increase its value, and even give you a well-being boost.
If you want to give your home a revamp but do not want to spend a fortune, here are some ideas for doing home improvements on a budget:
Refresh your kitchen cupboards
If you have wooden kitchen cupboards, giving them a new coat of paint with a more modern colour can make a big difference to the appearance of your kitchen. You could also replace handles with a new style to give the cupboards a whole new look, without spending much money.
Tile with peel and stick tiles
For an attractive backsplash in your kitchen or bathroom, and without paying for the expense of tiles, the peel and stick versions are a great, cheaper option. You can select from a huge range of tile designs and simply stick the tiles on by yourself.
Update your garden
Spending more time outdoors is good for your mental health and creating a beautiful outdoor area where you can relax will help you to boost your vitamin D intake. You could consider planting some new flowers, buying some planters, or creating borders with small stones. Repainting fence panels can transform the look of your garden and adding some fairy lights can provide a magical ambience at night.
Read our previous blog post about how our home improvement loan helped transform the garden of our CEO Eileen Halligan’s sister-in-law.
Create a feature wall
Adding a feature wall in a room is usually quicker than redecorating the whole room but can still have a big impact on the appearance. There are lots of different ways to create a feature wall, such as using wooden pallets, a wall mural, patterned stick-on tiles or simply wallpaper or painting the wall so it stands out.
Change your curtains
Another simple solution that can be done on a budget but will refresh your room, is to hang new curtains. Some people alternate between curtain designs each season; to brighten the room in summer and add warmth in winter.
Upgrade your countertop
You can give your kitchen a revamp without the need to replace your entire kitchen space. Replacing your kitchen worktop will give the impression of a new kitchen area, without spending thousands. Additionally, repainting your cupboards, giving the walls a new colour, will overhaul your kitchen at a fraction of the cost of a new kitchen.
If you want to spend more to revamp your home, a home improvement loan could help. With a quick and easy application process, a loan from CLCU can help you refresh your home.
Visit our website to check your eligibility and apply.