No matter which part of the house you are planning to redo, there are ways for you to save money and make a house into a cozy home that reflects you as a person!
There always comes a time when you want to renew the look of your home, give a twist to the colors or furniture, and feel an air of renewal. It's no secret that remodeling is not cheap. But there are ways you can do it without spending a lot of money!
Check out these tips for saving money while remodeling your home that you may not have considered before:
Prolong the life of your furniture
Bring your leather furniture back to life by using olive oil. Use carpet protectors under the legs of chairs, tables and other furniture to help distribute the weight. Make sure you keep your carpet clean, it will last longer.
Most sofa cushions are reversible, and can even be repositioned on the sofa as well as just being flipped. By doing so the wear will spread evenly. Prolong the life of your kitchen chairs with new fabric for reupholsters. Look for cheap solutions to get stains out of your wooden furniture and bathroom tiles.
Invest in multi-functional items
There are plenty of multi-functional furniture pieces that you can invest in to save money when decorating your home. Ottomans are a good way to start as you can never have too many when your friends are coming over. Plus, they can serve as storage. Or get a side table than can split into two seating units. Fix a plank onto a wall and pull it down to make it a working desk.
Don’t discount the possibility of owning second hand furniture
There are lots of good quality second hand furniture that you can buy at a very low price, without scrimping on quality. Not spending a lot on a piece of furniture allows you to get another one when the old one starts to annoy you.
Plus your style is changing over time and you don’t want to end up with an unwanted overpriced piece. Even if the color clashes with your existing home decor, you can repaint or stain it, and change the elements you do not like.
Just by splashing on some fresh paint on the walls will give your house a new look and be budget friendly. All you need is a paint brush, paint of your choice, inspiration and patience. You can even call your friends over to help you out.
If your current wall color is eye catching, go the other way and look for more muted shades. Or refresh your current paint and add some ornament or geometric drawings.