If you are looking to upgrade your home, you might be put off by the thought of a huge budget. But what if we were to tell you that you could renovate your home on a budget? It is possible.
One of the best ways to upgrade your home for less is to do it bit by bit. That way, you only have to put aside small sums of money rather that a huge lump that will take you a long time to save up for.
Here are some ideas to help you save money when you’re renovating your home.
If you’ve got a tired old armchair that’s seen better days, why not upcycle instead of throwing it out? There are all sorts of possibilities with old furniture and other furnishings. You could cover them with a new fabric to make them match the decor of the room, or give them a lick of paint or varnish to bring them back into their heyday.
2. Don’t shy away from charity shops
Seriously! You can find some gems in charity shops at a fraction of the price. Lots of large charity shops take all sorts of furnishings, and lots of things have no signs of use, so you could pick up furniture worth hundreds for just tens of pounds. Just bear in mind you’ll probably have to get it back to your home yourself.
3. Ask your friends and family
Ask your friends and family if they have anything they’re looking to get rid of, or if they know anyone who has. You might get some pieces that are in very good condition, and you might even get them for free.
4. Use the internet
The internet is brimming with fantastic offers on new and used furniture, fixtures and fittings, and selling groups on Facebook are really taking off. Most towns in the UK now have a group set up for local people to sell their belongings – you can often find great bargains on there. It’s also worth checking out sites like Gumtree and eBay.
Always shop around a bit first before committing to buying something new. You never know what you might find!