5 home improvements that you can do on a budget

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Looking to add more value to your home, or fancy giving it a springtime facelift?

Feeling like a spring clean, or a way to revamp your living space? Maybe you’re considering selling – it’s the right time of year for that too. Here are five home improvements that you can do on a budget.

Utilise the spare room

Now’s the time to allow your spare room (or indeed any area of redundant space) to achieve its full potential.

Turn this space into something useful by assessing your current lifestyle. Could it be used as an office space or a spare bedroom, for example?

Creating a home office will provide you with a creative space to carry out your hobbies or projects. Whether you work from home or not, having this space provides a quiet area where you can work on something you are passionate about.

You can choose to get a desk that hides your extension leads and cable reels, creating a minimal aesthetic that evokes a sense of calm and tranquillity, allowing you to work productively.

Bring your walls to life

Does your home deserve a makeover? Find some inspiration from various interior design blogs to add a splash of colour to your walls. You can choose a shade that’s hot on-trend or switch to a theme that complements your existing home décor.

A fresh lick of paint can make all the difference. Instead of hiring a painter and decorator, pick up a paintbrush and take control! Give those plain, washed-out walls a new life with this simple DIY home project.

First impressions count

Create a welcoming home by refreshing the exterior. A property may look old and dated if the doors and windows are worn-down. You could consider replacing these to spruce up your kerb appeal. Although, if your budget is too tight, repainting these can still make them look as good as new.

Choose stylish and contemporary colours, such as pastel shades or soft greys. You could also rent a pressure washer to remove any outside dirt if the outside of your home is looking filthy. Why not use it to clean the patio and fences in your garden, too?


Storage is a great way to ensure your home is kept organised and clutter-free. It can help you create a calm space that you enjoy coming home to.

Untidy rooms around your home can make it feel cramped and uninviting. Perhaps it’s time to have a spring clean to get rid of any ornaments, magazines and general rubbish that you have lying around.

Use greenery

Make the most of your outdoor space and make it look beautiful for the summer months. Spruce up your summer house and purchase greenery to use as display.

Upgrade your garden with bamboo fence covers or bring flowers and herbs in to create a peaceful, green haven.

Read more: How to create your own luxury bedroom


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