Home improvements are a luxury that we’d all like to have the money for, but sometimes the budget just isn’t there.
Although most of us can reluctantly resign ourselves to a period of saving for the things we want, sometimes the situation is so ominous that leaving things as they are is simply not possible.
For some homeowners, making use of an overdraft, signing up for a credit card to cover costs, or taking out a loan like those offered by Nemo, which are secured against your home, offer the lifeline they need. Remember, a Nemo loan is secured against your home so it’s not a decision that should be taken lightly and you must make sure you can afford the repayments. However, your only option may be to fall back on your initiative and renovate your home on a budget. Contractors like Johnson Construction Company can give you a quote for any and all work you need done.
Here are our three top tips for temporary fixes:
A Lick Of Paint
When our home needs fixing up, we all want to start big and get on top of things, but if money is tight, a lick of paint can be a great way to give your property a facelift. White paint is particularly cheap, so one of the best ways to improve your house is to get your hands on a few tubs and repaint as many rooms as you can. Not only will this make your home seem better cared for, but light colours will also help to make your property appear larger and brighter. If your budget stretches to it, try choosing a colour you like and creating a feature wall – this will add a personal touch, and is a great way to liven up a dull interior.
Choose A Color Scheme
In the same way that a lick of paint helps to refresh a run-down home, a colour scheme is a great way to make your interior seem neat, co-ordinated and cared for. Additionally, it’s easy to create a colour scheme even when you’re confined by a tight budget. If you have any feature walls, choose one or two colours that work well with your paint palette, and get your hands on some cheap accessories, whether these are cushions, curtains, vases or throws. Five or six items should be enough to create distinct accents and an individual yet co-ordinated look.
Dress Your Windows
One area that people often neglect is the space around their windows. Bare windows create very harsh lighting and conjure a sparse, uncared for feel. At the same time, ill-fitting curtains or blinds create the same uncared for appearance. Dressing them appropriately is a simple way to foster a softer look, and it’s easy to do on a budget. You could go to any budget DIY store and purchase new curtains, remember to measure your windows before you buy, or one of the best way to keep costs right down is to choose a fabric from a haberdashery that you like and make DIY curtains at home.
With these top tips, you could transform your property.