With your feet up on the sofa and a glass of red wine in your hand, you may realise one evening that your interior needs a quick revamp. It may be that you have suddenly gone off your living room’s peach-coloured walls or are no longer keen on your ‘naked’ frameless mirror. If that is the case, it may be time for a small renovation.
In truth, the prospect of refurbishing your home can be a bit daunting. It could take its toll on your bank balance, and it is not always a stress-free process. In fact, British homeowners planning a renovation tend to spend just over £23,000 on average.
This said we believe that your renovation project can be an opportunity for you to enjoy and express yourself. This brief guide will show you how to carry out minor renovations without breaking the bank, burning your energy stores, or ending up in a bundle of nerves.
Revitalise your front door
We all know that you should not judge a book by its cover. However, a rusty front door is not the best calling card, regardless of what your ‘Home Sweet Home’ doormat says. On the contrary, in the words of Dante Alighieri in the Divine Comedy, it may suggest both lodgers and visitors to “abandon all hope, ye who enter in”.
Jokes aside, a good-looking front door adds kerb appeal to your property. A fresh coat of paint could make all the difference, allowing you to revive the exterior of your home with no crazy expenses. Why not opt for a new handle or knocker? There are also possibilities for you to design and personalise your own.
Quality over quantity
It is easy to accumulate unnecessary items over the years. Sometimes, you do not particularly like them either. From tacky souvenirs to kitschy christening bonbonnieres, there are numerous ornaments you may be glad to chuck to give your living space a fresher look.
Arrange a convenient rubbish removal to collect your unwanted stuff and take your time to redecorate your ambience with quality items. You will end up spending less and giving your room a more modern touch. Not to mention that you will have the chance to put your creative cap on and restyle the interior in a fashion that really suits your taste.
Make an impression with a stair runner
As you close your front door, the first thing that stands out is the staircase leading to the first floor. To jazz it up a bit, you may want to consider investing in a stylish stair runner.
Runners are very affordable and can make a significant impact on the aesthetics of your hallway. Monochromatic, stripey, or gaudy – you do you. The options are endless!
Showcase your green thumb
Arguably, your outdoor space is just as important as your interior. In the winter months especially, however, it is easy to neglect your garden, allowing weeds and bushes to overgrow. While you prune and trim, why not plant flowers? It is a cheap and enjoyable way to truly embellish your surroundings.
If gardening is not your cup of tea, you could still add greenery to your patio with an artificial lawn. Your grass cutting and mowing days will be over. Just vacuum it every so often and it will always look as good as new.
Power the shower
After a long day at work or a sweaty jog in the park, there is nothing better than a calming shower. Why not make it extra special by installing a pump to increase the pressure and perfectly regulate the temperature?
This investment may be more costly than our previous suggestions, but its relaxing effects, in the long run, will be worth every penny. Ultimately, you will never want to step out of your shower.
Frame your mirrors
It is a truth universally acknowledged that it’s the details that make the difference. Adding frames to your mirrors will help you reinvigorate the style of your bathroom.
Moreover, chances are that your mirrors will be showing some flaking around the edges. By applying a frame, you will also be able to inexpensively conceal the inevitable wear that comes with time.
Reupholster your sofa
One last amendment you can make to give your interior a change of look is to update your sofa.
But how can you do this? First of all, don’t worry. There is no need to buy a brand-new sofa and spend a large sum of cash. Instead, reupholster your aged sofa with a funky fabric covering. You will enjoy envisioning what the final result might be and, more importantly, it will give your living room a new lease of life.
We hope that this shortlist will inspire you when carrying out some minor renovations on your house. Not only can you revamp its look substantially with low-priced amendments, but you will also be able to set aside some precious ‘me time’ – both during and after the refurbishment.