DIY home improvements (that won’t break the bank)
Whether it’s time for a refresh, or you’re looking to increase value or space, giving your home a makeover doesn’t have to be an expensive exercise. The team at Credit Savvy have a few helpful DIY home hacks that shouldn’t break the bank:
TRANSFORM SPACES WITH LIGHTING
A unique lighting fixture can truly change the feel of a space, such as a dining area, by giving it character. It doesn’t need to be expensive either – pick something that suits your tastes.
DON’T FORGET INTERIOR DOORS
It’s easy to overlook the humble interior door but replacing or repainting these can really revitalise your home.
UPDATE CABINET HANDLES
Cabinets and drawers don’t need to be dull – consider changing the handles with designs that move away from just basic functionality.
REFRESH THE ENTRANCE
Make the entrance to your home inviting by painting the door a fresh colour or adding potted plants. A little effort can go a long way in changing initial impressions of your home.
MAKE SMART USE OF SPACES
Older homes may not always have the best storage spaces, so see if there’s some quick wins in terms of rejigging the interiors of closets and pantries. Also look for clever ways of using empty space such as placing a bookshelf or study desk under your stairs.
REPLACE BATHROOM ACCESSORIES
Bathrooms are often the rooms most in need of an update after a few years, but there are ways to do it on the cheap. A fresh coat of paint, a few changes to accessories like towel bars, soap dishes and light fixtures can be enough to make it feel fresh again.