Budget-friendly ways to Transform your House

Investing in your property is one of the best ways to safeguard your wealth, while improving your quality of life in the short-term, too. A new kitchen or bathroom can make a huge difference – but so too can small tweaks here and there. Breathing new life into your property doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and in many cases it can be done in just a few hours spread over the course of a weekend.

So, what are some of the best ways to transform a property, without spending too much money.

Adding a new backsplash

The backsplash in your kitchen is there to catch stray splashes from your cookery. But it’s also there to look the part. This goes especially when the backsplash extends over a wide area. Transforming your backsplash can introduce new textures and colours to the room – often to the extent that the entire space feels brand new.

If you don’t have a backsplash, then you could achieve the same change with the help of paint. Just make sure you’re using a paint that’s appropriately water-resistant.

 

Clearing up Clutter

Simply getting rid of loose items can often make a space feel much more expansive. Clutter can have a negative effect on your mental wellbeing, as it can make your environment feel disordered and chaotic. Making the most of the available storage space in your home can help to address this problem.

Install a Skylight

Natural light makes a big difference, especially when it’s spread to every dingy corner of your garage and utility-room space. There are certain parts of the home that aren’t suited to wall-mounted windows. You might have appliances, equipment or furniture in the way, for example. In these instances, a skylight can make an incredible difference.

Painting the floorboards

When you think about it, the floor in your home takes up a huge amount of visual space. Changing the colour can make a dramatic impact, helping to improve the distribution of light, in many cases. You might change the carpet for something new, or you might apply a fresh coat of paint to hardwood flooring. Make sure that you pick a paint that’s going to resist foot traffic. The last thing you want is to have to repaint regularly.

Update your Lighting

Swapping out tired out halogen bulbs for sparkling LED ones will not only save you huge amounts on your energy bills – it’ll also make the place look that little bit cleaner and less dingy. When you’re investing in new bulbs, pay special attention to the colour temperature. Warmer bulbs look a little more orange – a little like fire. Colder bulbs tend to be a more sterile shade of pure white.

In many cases you can supplement your existing lights with standing and floor lamps, which will help to spread light to every corner of every space, and make everything feel that much bigger.