Us Brits are some of the most house-proud people in the world, with homeowners spending up to a whopping their homes in the last year. And with 1 billion views for #homerenovations on TikTok, inspiration is never far away.
But with the raging cost-of-living crisis, we don’t all have that cash to splash on our skirting boards and light fixtures, but there are many renovations you can do for less than £250.
Scott Hawthorne, founding director at Skips & Bins says: “Renovating your home doesn’t have to cost a lot. In fact, there are plenty of budget hacks to find online to help you create the home of your dreams without the millionaire budget. Sometimes it can be as simple as a good declutter and deep clean.”
A deep clean
Don’t underestimate the power a good clean can have on your home. Even the parts you think might benefit from being replaced can be spruced up with some elbow grease.
Damp dusting can do wonders for cleaning up your home, especially if your surfaces are prone to collecting dirt. Getting a damp sponge or microfibre cloth and running it over your hard surfaces, including those often-forgotten skirting boards, can improve the shine of your home.
Investing in or hiring a carpet cleaner is another way to upgrade your home without needing to completely replace your flooring. This gadget can help lift stains, dirt, and dull looking carpet back to life – and some even have attachments perfect for your sofas and other upholstery meaning that you never need to replace your fabrics again simply for looking a little tired.
Paint is something we all have hiding around in our utility cupboards or stuffed up into the loft. Whether it is that vibrant yellow paint spare from when you painted your kids’ room, or some gloss left over from your last DIY project, it can all come in handy again.
And you don’t need a whole load of paint to make a statement. You can even get small sample pots and make a big difference in your home with these.
If you have the means, repainting a whole room can bring a different feel to your home and make you feel that little bit better about the appearance of your walls. But you could also opt to paint small sections of a wall, use geometric shapes, or fun dotted designs to bring your room to life.
This uses little paint but makes a statement wall in any area – adding that bit of personality you need to add value to your home.
The outside of your home is just as important as the inside when it comes to making a good impression – after all, this is the first place you and visitors see when they visit.
Keeping your garden well-groomed can help improve the value of your property – as well as the neighbourhood if every property is kept well-maintained.
To add extra brightness and functionality to your home, you might consider building a shed to hold your 240l bins. This doesn’t have to cost much more than the price of the wood if you are a little handy with tools – it is a fairly simple design.
This not only provides your bins with the perfect storage area, but building a flowerbed on top can also give you some brightness to the side, back, or front of your home. You’ll never forget to put your bin out on time again with freshly planted daisies waving at you!
Bargain buys from charity shops
From décor to dinner tables, our charity shops have it all and you don’t need to splash the cash to change a room.
Upgrading your home can including new light fixtures – and what screams elegance like a chandelier? If you are particularly good at bargain hunting, you can find one of these stunning pieces lying around for cheap.
Mirrors are also a great way of upgrading your home. Not only do they fill in some wall space which might be looking blank but putting up an over-sized mirror can help even the smallest rooms looking bigger, brighter, and better.
Your home doesn’t have to be dull and uninspiring simply because it costs too much to buy large pots of paint and brand-new pieces of furniture. Instead, you can add brightness back into your home with a few cheap methods. From cleaning to bargain hunting, get your home looking the way you want it without breaking the bank.