Malton Diamond Double Side Panel Door Set:   by Modern Doors Ltd

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We all know the beauty of personal taste and how it differs from person to person; it’s what ensures that your neighbours and friends live in houses with completely different styles than yours. But in addition to those personal touches, we all want our homes to look stylish and up-to-date, which requires a bit of maintenance every now and again.

But if your current budget is nowhere near kitchen-overhaul ready, don’t stress – today we come bearing low-cost tips and tricks that will instantly transform how you (and others) see your house. A few of our ideas will require some professional assistance, or the opportunity to test out your DIY skills. 

So, without further ado, let’s see how you can add some quick and easy spice and style to your home design!

1. Staining or painting over that old oak banister, cabinet, or moulding is a quick way to add some contemporary style to your home

Painted Shaker kitchen by Harvey Jones:  Kitchen by Harvey Jones Kitchens
Harvey Jones Kitchens

Painted Shaker kitchen by Harvey Jones

Harvey Jones Kitchens

2. Add a framed mirror to a flat-panel door for instant style

Malton Diamond Double Side Panel Door Set:  Windows & doors  by Modern Doors Ltd
Modern Doors Ltd

Malton Diamond Double Side Panel Door Set

Modern Doors Ltd

3. Paint those ceiling fans and switch out those glass bulb covers for an immediate “wow” effect

4. Painting a dark or jovial colour on the inside of your entry door can really separate it from the rest of your interiors

Private Villa, Surrey:  Corridor & hallway by Keir Townsend Ltd.
Keir Townsend Ltd.

Private Villa, Surrey

Keir Townsend Ltd.

5. Framing your windows is one of the most effective ways to boost your home’s look. Even just adding a single piece of moulding to the top instantly transforms it

Cafe Style Shutters for Bay Windows:  Windows & doors  by Plantation Shutters Ltd
Plantation Shutters Ltd

Cafe Style Shutters for Bay Windows

Plantation Shutters Ltd

6. You'll be surprised at how a pop of colour can take your ceiling to new heights!

Happiest when the skies are blue:  Kitchen by Alaris London Ltd
Alaris London Ltd

Happiest when the skies are blue

Alaris London Ltd

7. Add trim to your existing bathroom mirror, or add some shelving right in the middle to separate two sinks / add some storage space

House on St.George Hill:  Bathroom by EVGENY BELYAEV DESIGN

House on St.George Hill


8. Boost your lighting by replacing those worn-out coverings and lampshades with strikingly new ones

Colourful Mexican lampshades by Montes & Clark:  Living room by Montes & Clark
Montes & Clark

Colourful Mexican lampshades by Montes & Clark

Montes & Clark

9. Add moulding to outdated cabinetry doors to make them look brand new

Marseille Distressed Granite Top Assembled Kitchen Island:  Kitchen by The Cotswold Company
The Cotswold Company

Marseille Distressed Granite Top Assembled Kitchen Island

The Cotswold Company

10. Give the illusion of a larger window by hanging those drapes higher and wider

11. Ditch the paint and make a focal wall with some timber panels or other timeless material. Recycled wood costs next to nothing!

Furniture Collection:  Bedroom by Titchmarsh & Goodwin
Titchmarsh & Goodwin

Furniture Collection

Titchmarsh & Goodwin

12. Chalkboard paint adds functionality, charm, and a “wow” look to any room of the house. Use it on a single cabinet door, or an entire wall – your choice!

13. There are so many ways to give your fireplace a facelift – painting the brick, adding a mantelpiece, framing it with some moulding, etc.

14. Glass shelves add extra storage while still keeping the area looking open and airy

Near Bath, Somerset Guest Bathroom designed and made by Tim Wood:  Bathroom by Tim Wood Limited
Tim Wood Limited

Near Bath, Somerset Guest Bathroom designed and made by Tim Wood

Tim Wood Limited

15. Adding some stone or tile to the area in-between your shower and ceiling will make the entire space seem more upscale and elegant

Brick Tile Series:  Walls by Tileflair

Brick Tile Series


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Which of our ideas will you be trying out at home?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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