DIY on a Budget

Making improvements to you home doesn’t always have to be an expensive task, and making an effort to breath new life into your house is a great way to add value to it. Even if you are not a highly skilled tradesman, you can still make a big difference by simply picking up a tin of paint and a brush.

If you do not have bags of money to spend on a large scale project, do not worry, there are things that you can do that do not cost a fortune yet still have a big impact, plus there are always ways that you can save cash.

Painting & Decorating

If you aren’t in the mood to carry out a full scale renovation yet, sprucing up your walls with a fresh coat of paint is a great way to make a room feel new. Often if you leave a room a particular colour for a while, you can grow tired of it, and it us a good idea to change to from time to time. You do not need to choose the most expensive paints such as Farrow & Ball, Crown or even Dulux, as there are many cheaper options available in DIY stores and supermarkets. If you do see and expensive paint that you love and you simply cannot find a good alternative, stores such as B & Q will happily mix the very same colour for you while you wait. It may be a little more expensive than buying an own brand paint, but it is certainly cheaper than opting for the high end brands.


Light Fittings

Another easy way to completely change the feeling in a room is to alter the lighting. New light fittings on your ceiling or walls can make it feel like a brand new room and they do not have to cost an art and a leg. If you buy your fittings online, you will find a huge number of affordable stores such as Furniture Village, Light Shop Direct and Lamps Online. Plus if you can also get hold of a voucher code to get a discount before yo buy then all the better. There are lots of website where you can find them, including, For Vouchers and MyVoucherCodes.

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Flooring & Carpet

One cheap way to transform a room is to take up the carpet and see what the flooring is like underneath it. You never know, you might get lucky and find that there is a lovely wood flooring under there that you can sand and polish. This is more likely to be the case in older homes, and those built in the last 20 years will probably not have anything worth restoring there.

If you decide that you want a new carpet, you can also make possible savings by visiting the store and asking if they have any special offers. Often they have bits of carpet laying around that they are happy to get rid of for a lower price, to clear space in the showroom.

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