As you’ve probably spent more time than ever indoors over the last 12 months, you have no doubt come up with a few ideas on how you’d make your home even better. Alternatively, those things that have been a source of irritation since you moved in have become amplified to the point that you just have to do something about them.
As ever, what you picture in your head isn’t quite bornout by what is sitting in your bank account, so plans get shelved or abandoned part-way through. If this keeps happening to you, then here are some ideas that you can use to give your home a lift by using your existing funds and some additional financing.
Getting a personal loan is a popular financing option. With a personal loan, you borrow a set amount at an interest rate that is typically fixed, and pay it off with monthly installments over a fixed payment period. Once this is in place, you can go about giving your home that long-awaited makeover.
Reuse some of what you already have
These are two areas you might think will be the most expensive to makeover. However, this is not always the case. While the solutions mentioned here are not no-cost, they should work out considerably cheaper than you might think and should allow you to get the maximum value from your enhanced budget.
If you have a fitted kitchen, you will find that any new units you were thinking of installing are pretty much the same as the old ones, except for the doors. So, changing the doors (which you can buy online if they are standard sizes) will get you the same effect as a new kitchen but without the upheaval and cost. The same goes for the countertops and tiling or splashbacks.
Keeping it simple
You can treat your bathroom the same way. A plain white suite is almost timeless, so changing the faucets and the surrounds can make it look like new. You could do the same with the tiling and instead use some of your enhanced budget on some new flooring and changing the color on the walls to make the room look different.
Repainting the walls can also do a lot to make your home look different. And as paint is usually pretty cheap, you can achieve some great results in a weekend without eating too far into your budget. Of course, once you’ve done this, you can look at the finishing touches.
Go all out on the finishing touches
No matter what you’ve done over the rest of the house, it’s the finishing touches that will catch the eye of any visitors to your newly made-over home. This is where you can spend some money, especially on a single piece that sets the tone for the rest of the house in your visitor’s mind.
An attention-grabbing rug or an art piece on the hall or coffee table will give the impression of quality around the rest of the home, even though, in reality, you got the absolute most out of your enhanced budget.