Redecorating your home can be a costly venture, there’s all sorts of costs involved in buying your decoration materials, costs for delivery, installation costs, etc. But there are ways to make redecorating your home a more accessible and budget friendly task, for almost any budget there are ways to cut the cost of a redecoration project to be within your price range, now lets look at how you can cut the costs for your very own home improvement projects.
Tip 1- Shop Online Where Possible
For the most part, anything you can find in a brick and mortar retail store, you can find online for a much cheaper price at the same quality, for example, buying a set of Roman Blinds from DotcomBlinds can be about 74% cheaper than buying a comparable set from the high-street according to their price comparison. So before buying in a store, check for what you want online, odds are you can find it cheaper somewhere and you can easily save yourself quite a lot of money by seeking out deals online.
Adding to this, there are various tools you can use to save even more money when shopping online, such as Honey, these tools essentially search the internet for discount codes and will automatically apply the best deal for you in the checkout of thousands of sites, meaning that you can double your savings when compared to shopping on the high street.
Tip 2- DIY As Much As Possible
For lots of redecoration projects people can be tempted to just go out and hire someone to do the work thinking that a high level of skill is needed to properly do the job and this can be a costly mistake as for a lot of home decoration projects such as installing new furniture and repainting rooms can be done yourself with relative ease.
One of my favourite, easy ways to renovate a space is to use peel and stick wallpaper. You don’t need to use wallpaper paste or own a pasting table, it’s as simple as it sounds and in less than an hour you could totally change the look of a room.
Of course some projects will need someone who can help out, but before hiring help ask yourself if you can do it yourself or teach yourself to do it from YouTube tutorials, or if there is some required heavy lifting, you can enlist the help of a friend or family member to help out and rather than paying an extortionate pay rate, your friends and family will usually accept a beer and a takeaway pizza as compensation.
You can take the DIY mentality even further than just installing for yourself, if you want to hang paintings or posters around your home, you can save money by creating your own pieces of art, buying a canvas and some paints can be cheaper than forking out for art and can be a fun activity especially if you have some artistic children who can get involved.
Tip 3- Upcycle What You Have
If you’ve never heard of upcycling, it’s a bit like recycling, but rather than breaking it down and reusing the elements of it, you take your item and then upgrade it to make it more stylish and so that it fits in with your new room rather than buying replacements.
A good example of this would be an old coffee table, rather than taking a trip to IKEA to get a new one, use your old coffee table and revamp it, you can paint it, take some height off the legs or even recut the shape of the table, then rather than splashing out for a new piece of furniture. You can do this with pretty much all the furniture in your home, even if you have to enlist the help of a specialist, as even paying to re-upholster your sofa can be cheaper for example than buying a new one.