Whether you’re a homeowner or renting a property, everyone experiences that same, nagging sensation from time to time: the place needs sprucing up. But before you completely redecorate, take a quick look at these easy-to-overlook home improvement ideas.
With a combination of creativity, a dash of DIY, and some outside of the box thinking, you could be well on your way to a fresh, spacious, and cost-effective home in next to no time.
Some Home Improvement ideas are given below
1. Distressed furniture
If you’re looking to add a little character to your home, it can be achieved at a wonderfully reassuring price – and a little elbow grease to boot. Distressing wooden furniture is simple, and you don’t need to hand over a wad of cash at your local B&Q to get the materials you need to do it.
If you don’t own any furniture right now, search on the likes of Gumtree and Facebook Market Place for local items. You could create eye-catching, original furniture – while avoiding a costly trip to mass manufacturers like Ikea.
2. New lighting
If you’ve ever dedicated an entire weekend or two to decorate for your home improvement. Only to find that your freshly painted walls haven’t quite created the desired effect – then consider the lighting setup. It’s so easy to forget that lights can be moved, dimmer switches installed. And even entirely new systems built-in at a pretty reasonable cost.
There’s also a whole host of floor and table lamp options, LEDs, and more. Which can enhance any room without you even having to redecorate?
3. Loft conversions
There just had to be a more costly option in here somewhere, didn’t there? And it’s the cost that makes a loft conversion far easier to overlook, over time. Plus, the loft is all tucked away, otherwise never to be seen. But think of all that extra space – whether it’s a new room or extra storage – the option is there to add either or even both.
A cheaper alternative to a full loft conversion, if the budget is completely impractical right now. Is the award-winning loft boarding service from Instaloft. This will give you an entirely new room to play with, and free up plenty of space elsewhere.
4. Consider carpet tiles
Bear with me on this one – I’m well aware that carpet tiles come with a reputation! But essentially this is why they’re so often overlooked. In the same way that people still become a touch sceptical. When faced with the idea of uPVC windows, carpet tiles have a history of low quality. But this is why the carpet tile aficionados have been hard at work creating a better product.
Modern carpet tiles are ideal for homes with young children, as stains can be easily dealt with by removing. And replacing individual tiles – as opposed to seeing your luxury carpet ruined.
5. Energy-saving options
Is switching your energy supplier a home improvement? Well, if it gave you more money to spend on the home, or on the people in the home, then yes! New homeowners in particular often miss this simple, but effective trick when they move in. (Of course, there’s plenty more to sort out at this hectic time!).
Nonetheless, reducing your energy bills, or even installing a dishwasher to save on water, can both put a little extra money in your pocket. Plus, you can put these savings towards all the other home improvements you may have missed along the way!