Amazing home improvement ideas you can complete on a budget!
The majority of us are spending more time at home recently, whether we’re homeschooling, working from home, isolating, or doing our bit to reduce the spread of Covid-19. The problem is, spending more time at home means all those little annoyances.
Those little grumbles and bugbears suddenly become much more prominent. Peeling wallpaper, broken shelves, tired kitchen units, chipped paintwork…the list goes on. We all want a cosy, stylish and practical home to relax and raise our families in. But when you have a long list of DIY issues to tackle, a well-designed home seems like little more than a pipedream.
Thankfully, you don’t need a bottomless budget and impressive DIY skills to refresh your home. Just a few simple changes can make a difference in your home environment. So, with this in mind, I’ve gathered my favourite home improvement ideas you can complete on a modest budget.
Upgrade your boiler
Could your home benefit from a practical upgrade? If your boiler isn’t fit for purpose, doesn’t keep your home warm or provide hot water on demand, then you might benefit from upgrading to a combi boiler. Click here to check out the best combi boilers in 2021.
If your boiler lacks efficiency and is over 10 years old, it could be costing you more money to run it as it fails to heat your home adequately and needs expensive repairs. By replacing your boiler, you could save over £300 annually on your heating bills. Having a warm, cosy home with a reliable heating system is a simple but effective home improvement idea that could completely transform your property into the home you and your family deserve. Just make sure to take note of the new boiler cost and all the expenses associated with it to avoid overspending and going over what you can afford.
Refresh those walls
Sometimes, the simplest of changes can make the biggest difference. A fresh lick of paint on the walls of your home will make your rooms look brighter, fresher and more welcoming. You don’t even have to change your current colour choices if you don’t want to. Just a simple refresh can inject some life back into your tired home.
Update the sealant in your bathroom
There’s nothing that will tire your bathroom quicker than the sight of old, cracked and peeling bathroom sealant. Maybe mildew and mould have started to build, or perhaps your walls are getting wet due to aged sealant. Thankfully, this is an easy home improvement fix. You can pick up sealant from any DIY store or online, and all you need is an hour or two to have your bath, shower, sink, and surroundings looking fresh again.
Add some greenery
House plants are popular right now, and it’s easy to see why! They make an interesting project, are enjoyable to own, and they make any room look great. By adding a few houseplants around your home, you can add some instant freshness. From pretty bromeliads in your home office to bamboo plants on your landing, even indoor climbers and vines like grape ivy or creeping fig plants to drape over your shelves and ledges. The possibilities are endless!
And finally, move your furniture around. Playing around with the placement of your furniture can transform the look and feel of any room. See what you can come up with!