“Living on less than you make is a matter of controlling yourself, not a matter of math”
The appearance of your home is very important. It is the exact expression of your being or personality which speaks volumes about you. With so many ads and television shows on home decoration, it is no wonder people get inspired to make over their own homes.
I’m here to walk you through some great ways which you can pimp your home up with a budget as low as $5,000.
The first principle which you have to take note is you don’t necessarily have to ripe your entire home up, but you can do some furnishing, partial replacement or renovate certain parts of your house.
Planning and conceptualizing your designs
You need to consider what actually suits your home. Do well to conceptualize and plan all activities to the latter; from your garden up to your bathroom. This is a good way of defining what your desired designs are, items or tools needed and how to utilize available materials to stay on budget.
Landscapes and garden
It is your front yard or garden that visitors sight first anytime they enter your home. Before anything else you need to keep it appealing as much as possible. Keep your yard tidy, clear spider webs on the porch, wipe windows and screens, and repaint garage door using budget friendly paints.
You can add potted or container garden to spice up your yard. Many homeowners build their own containers or use items found in the home, such as tubs or buckets. A potted garden can thus be as easy to care for and inexpensive.
Consider bark mulching also for your garden since it is a simple low-cost way of making your garden look stylish and neat.
I would advice if you consider more evergreen plant varieties instead of deciduous plants due to their seasonally leaves shedding.
Refinishing, refacing and replacing
As said earlier, you don’t necessarily have to ripe your entire home apart, you can do some basic replacement and polishing to give your home a nice look. You can start out with the painting.
In case you didn’t know, the paint on your walls reflect the age of your house. Nothing lifts the look and feel of a home better than a fresh coat of paint.
Since our main aim is to cut down cost, instead of hiring a professional to do the painting, you can opt to do it yourself.
I recommend you use neutral colours like white and grey, but use your curtains, bedding and cushions to inject splashes of colour. Metal accessories like curtain rods and light fittings can benefit from this spray paint too.
If your furniture looks tired, upcycle with a lick of furniture paint.
With regards to your cushions and sofa, next time you’re thinking about changing it, just buy new covers to match the size. For cheap and quality cushions, Pasyancè is the ideal place to shop.
Do not leave your living room wall blank. A nice gallery wall with lots of family pictures is a great way to add a personal touch to a room.
Can’t afford a new carpet? You will be amazed how a good deep clean carpet can take back its old glory.
For your door, drawer and cupboard handles you can replace them since they do not cost much. Just make sure the new ones are similar in length and shape to the current ones to avoid cost of filling.
Remember, resurfacing your tiles and bathtub is much cheaper than replacement. Even If you want to replace the tiles, consider cheap ceramic tiles.
You will be amazed how this very low-cost change will have a big impact at your home.