Want to treat your home to a new look, yet don’t have the budget or time for a full renovation? That’s the beauty of these 10 tips, which can help you bestow some new style onto your house (both inside and outside) for a fraction of the cost.
The best part is that these home improvement ideas can be completed in less than a weekend! You could even invite over a friend or two to lend a hand and make a social event out of it.
Just keep in mind that when it comes to home improvement jobs, we always recommend obtaining the assistance of a professional to ensure top-notch results and keep everyone safe, especially when it comes to dangerous elements such as electricity and plumbing.
So, let’s get to it!
Few DIY projects are as quick, easy, or effective as a newly painted wall. But why stop at changing that white wall into beige, for instance? Why not go all out with a forest green, or sunshine yellow, or any of the other eye-catching colours? Or get creative with your artistic side and opt for a mural? Or try giving your ceiling a bold look?
Tiny little details all over your bathroom can breathe some stylish new life into it. We’re talking a new shower curtain (or replacing said curtain with a glass door), new textiles, changing the mirror, or a brand-new vanity.
It’s amazing what a difference lighting can make to a room. Have you ever thought about replacing those frosted glass pendants in the dining room with a contemporary chandelier?
Just remember to get an Electrician in if any rewiring is needed – safety first!
Mother Nature is always welcome inside, as her colourful flowers and lush plants can add a dose of happiness and vitality to any space. Just read up a bit on which plants are indoor friendly, as in happy with low light etc.
Whether it’s for kitchen cookware or travel keepsakes, a floating shelf or two can help add some character to your home.
Your pets deserve to be just as happy and comfortable as you. And thanks to the fact that pet décor has come a long way, it’s quite easy these days to find pieces that are fun for your furry friends and stylish for your interiors.
Think about building pet teepees, on-the-wall jungle gyms for the cats, fancy water fountains, etc.
Getting your bathroom / kitchen tile and grout to look brand new can already spice up the whole room. And no professional assistance is required here! Just go get yourself a tub-and-tile refinishing kit and follow the directions.
While you’re busy in the bathroom / kitchen, see if those cabinets can do with some updated hardware. It’s so much cheaper than buying new cabinets.
Simply measure the length between the drill holes of your current hardware so that you know which size to get. Then go and choose a style that can up the look of your kitchen / bathroom cabinets.
Don’t subject your neighbours and passersby to an ugly outdoor façade. Paint that front door, sweep the driveway, plant some new flowers, mow the lawn, update your house numbers and mailbox, replace that old doormat… so many ideas!
The effect that a pressure washer can have on a house is incredible. Rent one from a hardware store (if you don’t own one yourself), and power wash your house’s exterior, the driveway and walkway to get rid of all the mud, dirt, and mould that have accumulated over the years.
For some elegant inspiration for your home’s interiors, we present 7 of Prestige Architects’ best portfolio pieces.