Six ways to improve your home on a budget

Six ways to improve your home on a budget

Posted 24th January by Peter Byrne

Are you looking for some budget ways to improve your home?

If so, these tips from Airtasker could be just what you need to try - they're affordable and certain to change the look of your interiors.

A lick of paint

Giving your walls a lick of paint can really make a difference. Even if it's with the same colour, something like a coat of paint could be the change you need. If you feel like you need a particularly bold makeover, you could always go so far as to paint one wall a standout colour, in the process giving you a real statement.

If you're looking around your kitchen and thinking it could do with a change, why not repaint your cabinets? It's a great way to liven up proceedings without needing to splash out on a new set.

Stairway spruce up

Do your stairs looking like they could do with some revitalising? Well, how about a runner? Affordable, easy to install, and very simple to replace, they're a great way to give your home some new life. If you're looking to make a statement, a bold colour will be the way to go.

Mirror, mirror on the wall

It's no secret that mirrors help to make a room feel bigger, primarily because they reflect light. It's particularly effective if you want to make your home feel spacious but are unable to afford an extension. In fact, 

There's no need to stick to the walls either. Installing mirrors on a closet door can play a significant part in making your bedroom feel as spacious as possible too.

DIY headboard

This can initially feel like hard work - however, it's not nearly as intimidating as you may think.

If you have a flat bed, a DIY headboard really helps to bring it to life, letting you make good use of a drab blank wall space. If you're stuck for inspiration, you can either try this stunning headboard project here, or alternatively, look on Pinterest and get ready to craft.

Potential ideas you can consider include:

- Hang a textile - nailing a rug or wall hanging is an effective way to make your own DIY headboard.

- Paint a 'headboard' - this admittedly relies on both creativity and precision but can be a great look on a budget.

- Paint the lower half of the wall just above your bed - just keep the lines straight and you then have your own makeshift headboard.

- Embrace creativity - if your DIY skills are up to scratch, why not build yourself a headboard with shelving? This provides you with both function and designs.

Quirky door handles

An incredibly easy way to inject your room with some new style is changing the door knobs. They're super affordable and easy to install. If you want to achieve some extra quirkiness, you could even try different knobs too - there are a whole range of quirky options available on sites like Etsy.

Build a stylish shelving solution

If you're a bit uncertain when it comes to your DIY skills, why not hire a handyman to help you? A DIY storage solution has two helpful functions. You get somewhere to store items, and also a stylish piece for showcasing your favourite photos and plants.

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