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21 genius home improvement ideas that cost under £10

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton

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Maintaining a house can seem like a mammoth task and if you have little free time or a small budget to do so, the issue becomes even more pressing. However, it's not a lost cause.

We've found some great home improvement solutions for little to no money at all. All you'll need is a small investment of time and effort. From ideas to brighten up your bathroom to tips that professional cleaners don't want you to know, we're going to spill the beans on everything!

Let's take a look…

1. Install LED push lights under kitchen cabinets

For a cheap alternative to downlighters.

2. Freshen up your tiles

With a grout pen.

3. Prevent dents and smudges on your walls

 Household by homify

Natural Rope Knot Door Stop


With door stops.

4. A new doormat

Upper Park, Loughton:  Windows & doors  by Boscolo

Upper Park, Loughton


Will give a much better first impression.

5. Lubricate door and window hinges

Ravenna Oak Internal Door Prefinished:  Windows & doors  by Modern Doors Ltd
Modern Doors Ltd

Ravenna Oak Internal Door Prefinished

Modern Doors Ltd

To prevent creaking.

6. Add felt pads to the feet of all your furniture

Wohnen Skandinavian:  Living room by 99chairs

Wohnen Skandinavian


To keep floors looking tip top.

7. You can use furniture polish on leather furniture

 Living room by Locus Habitat
Locus Habitat

Leather Sofa

Locus Habitat

To bring back the lustre!

8. Take the time to fill and smooth wall cracks

ABC for the Spelling Bee, Black:  Walls by Rebel Walls
Rebel Walls

ABC for the Spelling Bee, Black

Rebel Walls

9. Add suction pad hooks

Where you need extra hanging potential.

10. Replace rusty or tarnished plugs with new ones

Country House Barn, Surrey:  Bathroom by Drummonds Bathrooms
Drummonds Bathrooms

Country House Barn, Surrey

Drummonds Bathrooms

11. Fresh flowers will instantly lift a stale room

Ceramic Cactus Vases:  Household by rigby & mac
rigby & mac

Ceramic Cactus Vases

rigby & mac

12. Wall decals offer non-permanent and instant revamp opportunities!

Hand drawn flower (pack 1) wall stickers:  Walls & flooring by Vinyl Impression
Vinyl Impression

Hand drawn flower (pack 1) wall stickers

Vinyl Impression

13. Replace tired old light shades

Open Plan 1st floor Living room:   by Imperfect Interiors
Imperfect Interiors

Open Plan 1st floor Living room

Imperfect Interiors

With funky paper ones.

14. Pack away unseasonal clothing

To declutter your wardrobe and bedroom.

15. Pop a laundry basket in your bathroom

 Bathroom by homify

Tricks laundry basket


To sidestep dirty clothing piles on the floor.

16. Clean all your light bulbs

Bare bulb fabric flex light:  Household by An Artful Life
An Artful Life

Bare bulb fabric flex light

An Artful Life

To bring new sparkle to every room.

17. Home shampoo carpets and rugs

To keep them looking their best. You can even hire special vacuum cleaners for this!

18. Soak hob burners in ammonia overnight

To make them look brand new.

19. Carefully hide scent diffusers around your home

For a just cleaned smell.

20. Colour code some storage

Tomado Floor Standing Shelves:  Study/office by Diagonal Furniture
Diagonal Furniture

Tomado Floor Standing Shelves

Diagonal Furniture

So everyone knows where they need to put their belongings. This is super handy for a study!

21. Finally get around to hanging all those prints you keep buying and framing

HAM Screen Prints:  Artwork by HAM

HAM Screen Prints


For more helpful home inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 15 borderline genius home cleaning hacks you need.

Which ideas are you most excited to try?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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