Whether you’re renovating your own home or an investment property things can get pricey. Even if you are a DIY pro budgets can be spent in no time and makes for a difficult task to get a house up to your standard for cheap. Luckily tool hire company Halt Hire is here to give you some top tips for how to renovate your home on a budget.
Here are some great home upgrades costing less than £1,000!
Start at The Front
While the front door might now be the first thing you think to update it actually adds a lot of character to your home and makes a lasting impression. A fresh coat of paint on an old door can breathe new life into it and add a new look for the outside of your home.
If the door is past its best though getting a new front door can instantly boost curb appeal and make the home look that much better. Front doors can vary in price but look to spend between £300-£750 for a stylish front door.
Revive the Fireplace
A fireplace can be the centerpiece of any living room, unfortunately, they went out of fashion in the 70s and 80s leading many to be ripped out and scrapped. You can get a marble fireplace for our budget but replacing or installing a cast-iron model makes for a very cost-effective and great-looking solution.
The installation will probably cost as much as the fireplace itself but is well worth money if you can get it within budget.
Create a Stress-Free Garden
In the summer there’s not much that beats sitting in the garden enjoying the weather. Unfortunately, the grass needs constant cutting and can turn yellow in the sun, ruining the hard work.
There’s an easy remedy though, artificial grass. Rather than cutting the grass every few weeks just vacuum the grass every so often and you’re going to be the envy of all your neighbors with a stunning green lawn year-round.
Artificial grass can start from just £9.99 per square meter making it a great budget-friendly way to revive a garden that’s past its best.
Refresh the Kitchen
A lick of paint on the walls and cabinets in the kitchen can go a long way. Pair this with new worktops and a new splashback and the kitchen will look brand new. Faux marble is all the rage in kitchens right now and with faux wood, you get a great looking, hardwearing surface that isn’t going to date.
The price of worktops and splashbacks are all dependent on the size of the kitchen but you might be able to get everything for our budget, shop around and you’ll be surprised what you can find.
Let Light In
If you have a dark loft that you want to bring up to scratch a skylight is the perfect way to do it. Not only does it let light into the room but makes the room feel just a bit bigger. Adding one or two skylights is the perfect way to brighten up a gloomy room and change the space completely.
Skylights start for as little as £250 and should cost around £250-£350 for a reputable builder to install.
Spruce Up Your Stairs
In a lot of houses, the first thing a guest sees when they come in is the stairs. So why not breathe some new life into your stairs with a stair runner? You can add some colour and personality to your stairs and for just a few hundred pounds you’re spoilt for choice!
Redo Your Doors
Updating a door can give any room a new lease of life. You can simply revamp the ones you have now with a fresh lick of paint to completely transform them or for a few hundred pounds a door you can replace them with newer, stylish doors. Glass windows in your doors are a great way to make your home feel lighter and more spacious.
Overhaul Your Windows and Blinds
Spruce up any room with some window treatment. Whether you prefer curtains, blinds, or both there are plenty of choices out there to suit your budget and style. As long as it matches the style of your room the right set of curtains on blinds can make your room look even better.
Lay New Carpet
Carpet not only looks great but makes your home feel cosy, and it’s considerably less expensive than hardwood flooring. In high traffic areas think about getting a harder wearing carpet but in your bedroom and other areas, the choice is yours. On average to cover the average room you’ll pay around £480 for the carpet with another £200 for fitting.
Add Wall Panelling
Wall panelling is a massive trend at the moment and for good reason. They can completely transform the look and feel of your home to make it feel modern and stylish. On top of that, they can also hide any marks your wall might have collected over the years. This can be a DIY job if you’re capable but a professional company will create a beautiful feature wall for you for around £1,000. If you’re confident that you can do it yourself you can do it for significantly less, some have done it for under £50!
So there you go! 10 fantastic ways you can transform your home for cheap. What do you think though? Are there any that stand out to you? While £1,000 might not go a long way when you’re renovating your home but it can make a difference as long as you spend it right. No stop waiting, go out and transform your home.