10 Easy And Cheap Ways To Improve Your Property

It’s easy to assume that property renovation is an expensive, time-consuming, and complicated business, so we learn to live with a home that’s never quite as good as it could be and one that suffers from zero appeal.

However, making your property more appealing doesn’t have to cost the earth, and here are 10 ten easy and cheap ways to dramatically improve your home on a budget.

  • 1. Make it somewhere you’re proud to come home to
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    Sprucing up the outside of your property can drastically change the way you feel about your home.The priorities should be to ensure that the woodwork is in good condition, the front door has a fresh coat of paint, and the door hardware is good quality. It doesn’t take a horrendous part of work to have a noteworthy effect.
  • 2. Get round to it
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    At the point when our lives are so busy, it’s easy to have a wide range of little maintenance jobs left to do in the garden and on the outside of the house that we never fully get around to, such as painting that grp cabinet. In any case, while repainting the fence and repairing the front strides can appear like a low priority, they are influencing you each time you go in or out of your house. In the event that you put aside an end of the week for these little jobs, you never need to feel a string of blame when you arrive at the bottom of the drive again.
  • 3 Make your garden work for you
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    If you have green fingers, your garden can make a bold statement on the street, and be a joy to look out on. A beautiful garden is a really rewarding way to make your home more attractive.

    If you hate gardening, you don’t have to write it off as a loss. Installing a paved area with comfortable seating means you have a large area of the garden that’s easy to maintain, and at the same time you have a lovely spot in which to wind down on a summer evening. Team it with evergreens, ornamental stones and plenty of bark, and you’ll have a low-maintenance and useful space.

  • 4 Take a proper look at the drive
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    Most of us never really think of the drive, because it usually has the car on it. However, it can make a major difference to the appearance of the house , especially for visitors.

    In the event that cash is no question, you could invest in stone paving for a genuinely fantastic drive. On a smaller budget you can even now uncover the drive and lay tarmac, edged with bricks, for a perfect wrap up. Also, even on a shoestring you can edge with stones and lay rock over the current drive.

  • 5 .Invest in storage
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    When you open most front doors, you’re assaulted with coats, shoes, and all the typical clutter dumped by the front door.

    Decluttering is the most ideal approach to quickly make your home take a second look as large. Luckily this doesn’t mean discarding half of the considerable number of things you possess (despite the fact that it would positively help), rather you have to arrange your capacity all the more adequately.

    In the hallway this can mean high level shelves for bags and low level pantries for shoes, however it additionally pays to a walk round each room and ponder what things require a home, and the most ideal approach to discover one.

    Storage within storage is a brilliant way to get more from less. If you have room for a small coat cupboard in the hall, for instance, stockpiling within the doors can house caps, scarves, gloves and even shoes in the meantime.

    Julie Paul, Head of Interior Design at OKA says: “Trunks and chests are excellent when space is at a premium. Not only are they ideal for hiding objects and paperwork, they look stylish and can double up as side tables.”

  • 6. Look down
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    Flooring has an enormous impact on your home, particularly when you first open the door, and old-fashioned carpets, or tired old flooring will date every single room.

    If your carpets are unfashionable and unpleasant, you can consider taking them up, sanding the floorboards, filling the gaps, and then varnishing the boards. It’s time-consuming but inexpensive.

    If you have less time and more money, new carpeting doesn’t have to break the bank – especially if you time your purchase for an end of season sale. In any case, if all of this is beyond the budget, and the carpets are reasonably neutral, then you can procure a professional carpet cleaner rather, who can work wonders.

  • 7 Get clean
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    Don’t stop at the carpets: you’ll be astonished at the difference a team of professional cleaners can make. Cleaning the windows and light fittings will make everything brighter and lighter on the inside, and more attractive on the outside too.

    Scrubbing woodwork, surfaces, and grouting, meanwhile, will make everything feel fresher and newer, and polishing silverware and door furniture will make a home look more loved. They can even use pressure hoses in the garden for a sparkling patio and a moss-free front path.

  • 8. Consider the lighting
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    A hallway can make a great first impression – or a terrible one. If you’re concerned that it feels dull or dingy it’s worth investing in a new light fitting with multiple bright bulbs.

    If you are lucky enough to have a large and open hallway, a statement light fitting speaks volumes about the grandeur of the place. You don’t have to spend the earth either, because there are all sorts of surprising solutions in DIY shops and budget chains as well as high-end interiors shops.

    Paul says: “Getting your lighting right is possibly the single most important decision you will make when decorating a room. Lighting is not simply a matter of function – lamps can be objects of beauty and the right choice can transform the character of your room.”

  • 9. Be bolder with paint
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    Magnolia all over is easy, and simple, but painting can actually be used to solve problems with certain rooms. Large rooms can feel cozy with darker colours, while very pokey rooms can be opened up with the brightest of whites. Even a fresh coat of the same colour will lift a room.

    If you want to make a statement, or for your home to feel more fashionable, then painting a statement wall in something bold (or opting for a striking wallpaper) is a simple solution, because you always know that when you’re tired of it, it’s easy and cheap to repaint in something even more up-to-the-minute.

  • 10. Revamp the kitchen and bathroom
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    Once you get inside a property and past the first impressions, the kitchen and bathroom will be a major focus. Both are incredibly expensive to redo from scratch, but both can be transformed on a budget.

    If your kitchen is looking tired, you don’t need to spent thousands on new units, you don’t have to spent thousands on new units, you can repaint or replace the doors, handles and taps with something more fashionable, and have a completely new look for a couple of hundred pounds – or even less.

    With a slightly larger budget, you can employ a kitchen resurfacing company, who will take cabinet drawers and doors off, refinish the cabinets and add new doors and drawer fronts. It’ll look like a whole new kitchen, yet at the part of the cost.

    In many cases, the fact that the bathroom looks tired is entirely cosmetic, and scrubbing the grouting, replacing shower curtains, bath mats, towels, toilet seats and unfashionable towel rails and toilet roll holders will make an enormous difference. You may also want to consider getting something fancy – check out Shower Compare, which can really set the vibe in your bathroom.

    It’s also worth considering a new floor covering, as in many cases you won’t even need to remove the old one for a new finish.

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