Tips to improve your home on a budget

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have been left with a tight budget. But this doesn’t mean you can’t make improvements to your home. There are some really simple (and cheap) alterations that you can make to your property to increase its value and achieve your dream space.

Here are our top tips for improving your home on a budget.

A fresh coat of paint

One of the most affordable ways to liven up and breathe life into your living space is a fresh coat of paint. Paint can completely update any space to look cleaner and more contemporary.

If you’re planning on doing the painting yourself, be sure to do your research beforehand. Another important point is to choose neutral colours if you are thinking about selling your home – these are the colours that appeal to buyers. Also, ensure that you caulk around windows, tubs, and counters to give your home’s surfaces a clean and protective finish against water damage.

Update your kitchen cabinets

An easy and cost-effective way to really spruce up your home is to give your kitchen cabinets a facelift.

With a lick of paint and some new handles, you can bring your kitchen cabinetry into the twenty-first century without breaking the bank.

If the cabinets themselves are in a good condition, you can save money by keeping them as they are. Try cleaning them with sugar soap and simply painting door and drawer fronts. Then add new handles and drawer pulls.

Replace bathroom brassware

A relatively quick way to update and rejuvenate your bathroom is to replace your taps and other brassware. This is a beginner level job and, with enough research, you should be able to tackle it without professional assistance.

Make sure you choose taps that are of a decent quality as poor-quality brassware can discolor quickly.

Convert your loft

Is your loft lying empty? Building up – rather than out – is a really clever and lucrative way to add value to your home. At Plan It, we plan and design loft conversion extensions that realise the full potential of your space.

If you live in London, for example, converting your loft into an extra bedroom with an ensuite bathroom can add up to 14% value to your home – that’s £70,000 on a £500,000 property!

It could also be a source of income through renting or signing up for AirBnB. You could even turn it into an office to have a more professional work-from-home space.

When it comes to renovating, converting your loft is a lot cheaper than adding onto your home. Contact us here if you’re interested in a loft conversion in London.

Increasing the value of your property and improving your home does not have to be expensive. Something as small as some new handles on your kitchen cabinets or a new tap in your bathroom can do wonders. And if you’re looking to renovate on a budget, a loft conversion is the ideal choice.