Moving to a new home is always very time consuming and also pretty expensive. However, due to the COVID-19, most of us most stay at home which gives us plenty of free time. So, if you have that extra time, it’s a great opportunity to upgrade your home, weather it is a new or an long owned house. Here are some cost effective ideas to help you turn your house into a lovely home.
Change or install a glass splashback
Cooking is one of the most essential things to do, however it can be really messy sometimes. As a result, some homes already have a glass splashback installed at their oven so you can protect the wall and clean up any dirt easily. Apart from being practical, glass splashback can be really decorative too. For a cost of around £30, you can buy some really modern and decorative splashbacks which will definitely catch your eye.
Upgrade your home by reupholstering your dining chairs
Re-upholstery is not as difficult as it seems like. The only thing you really need is a fabric and stapler, so it is a very cheap way to decorate your home. It would probably take only a couple of hours, so you would have some lovely, ‘new’ dining chairs in no time with a very little cost.
Curtains and blinds – a simple upgrade
Windows are the centre of any rooms and because of that they have a great impact on the overall look of the room. As a result, having new curtains and blinds can really make a huge difference in your home. If you browse online, you can find some extremely affordable ones, so it does worth to do some research.
Tip: If you don’t want to spend money on new curtains and blinds, swap the ones you already have. For example, swap the curtains in your living room with the curtains of the master bedroom. This way you can make a change without actually spending any money.
Upgrade your home with wall stickers
Wall stickers are a great way to decorate the home. It doesn’t require any particular skills and their prices are starting at as little as £4. There are many stickers to choose from on Ebay, but you can also find them on other websites. Weather you are looking to decorate your kitchen or child’s bedroom, you will definitely find some amazing ideas.
Renovate your fireplace
Many homes in the UK have a fireplace in their living room and sometimes in other rooms too. Even though they are not always actually used, they are a very decorative part. However, sometimes they do need some attention. Painting the fireplace and restoring the surrounding area can make it look cosy again. Here is a video of all the tips and tricks to renovate your old fireplace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw7C2Lwy_Uk
Upgrade your home and change the stair runners
This upgrade requires way less skills and probably makes less mess, than the fireplace renovation.
If you would like to give an ultimate upgrade to your stairs, it’s recommended to paint the part of the stairs that’s visible. However, you can already make a huge upgrade by changing the runners only. Here is a tutorial of how to change the runners and click here to browse runners for a bargain price.
Restoring the floor in your new home is a big project. Not just financially, but also time-wise. You can of course hire professionals, however if you take your time, you can learn how to restore the floor with the help of the internet. This project requires some proper tools, which you can easily hire from tool providers, so you don’t need to spend a fortune on it.
Upgrade your garden
Who doesn’t want to spend some time in the lovely weather in their beautiful garden? However, it takes time and effort to have a beautiful garden. So, grab some plants, some decorative plant pots, a few tools and dig into it. You can also find some amazing mini garden ideas which can be a real gem in your garden.
The current situation is stressful for everyone. We worry about the virus itself, worry about others and worry about our financial well-being. However, in times like these we can’t focus only on the bad things. Bad things happens and is here, weather you worry about it or not. So, instead of stressing, look at the opportunity it brings: now is the time to turn your new house into your dream home.