Today’s Guest Post has some lovely ideas on how to save money when you’re doing up your home. Something we all like to do. Enjoy!
As the wind blows and the snow falls, it might not feel much like spring, but a new season has indeed sprung. Warmer days and shorter nights should be here before you know it (fingers crossed), so why not revamp your home for the milder weather to come?
Here are four money-saving tips that will help you spruce up your property on a budget:
Carry out plumbing maintenance:
Winter can take its toll on your waterworks, so it’s a good idea to carry out some basic maintenance. Sure, calling in a plumber is the easy option, but why spend money when you don’t have to? Instead, take a look at leaking taps, clogged baths and dripping shower heads and see if you can solve them yourself. There are plenty of tutorials online and you could even call up a knowledgeable friend or relative to help you out.
Draught-proof your home:
It may be spring, but that won’t necessarily prevent cold winds from penetrating your home. The weather can be somewhat temperamental, so it’s best to carry out some draught-proofing measures. Everything from flexible sealant to self-adhesive strips can be used to close up gaps around doors and windows and brass covers can stop air whipping through the keyhole. All these things are relatively cheap to buy, but could save you a fortune on heating bills.
Create a beautiful feature wall:
If you can’t afford to paint your entire house, creating a feature wall could be your next best option. This is a great way to revitalise any room and will allow you to unleash your creativity. Contrasting colours and vibrant patterns tend to work the best, but the design you go for is totally up to you. If you fancy doing something a little different, there are many wall transfers available for you to use or you could experiment with stencils.
Have a good clean:
After a long, cold winter, a good spring clean could be in order. While you could spend a fortune on domestic products and specialist equipment, a bucket of warm, soapy water can be just as good. It will clean everything from work surfaces to floors, so hold onto your hard earned cash wherever possible. Common household ingredients such baking soda and lemon can also eliminate odours and disinfect worktops, so why not give them a go.
There are many ways to improve your home on a budget – you just have to be a little creative.
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