Budget friendly home upgrades

Upgrading your home doesn’t have to break the bank - take a look at our tips for giving your home a fresh new look easily, stylishly and inexpensively.

First impressions counts

By giving your door (or gate) a new coat of paint you will instantly update the curb appeal for your home, replace outdoor light fittings or replace the house numbers.

Kitchen cool

Upgrading your entire kitchen can be a costly renovation project, however small changes will enhance the overall look and feel. Why not start by updating your current backsplash? 

Bedroom delight

Give your bedroom a beautiful new look by making an inexpensive DIY headboard, decluttering your space or simply go neutral in your colour scheme.

Go architectural

Add interest to a room by adding molding or simply update your window treatments. Use a curtain rail or hide the rail behind a wooden board - cut out the hard work by asking your home improvement store to pre-cut all the pieces, just make sure you take all the accurate measurements.

Illuminate your ideas

Update the light fixtures inside your home as dated fixtures or ineffectively lighting can make a room seem smaller or neglected. Start with covering an old lampshade with new fabric, replacing (or painting) ceiling fan blades or buy a can of spray paint and giving that old chandelier a bright new finish.


Just like an accessory can update an old dress, new knobs on an old cabinet can update it from drab to fab easily!

Paint away the old

If your cabinets need more than just a shiny new knob or handle, paint them or sand down the old varnish and reapply. This can be time consuming but in the end your kitchen will look fresh and brand spanking new.

Get creative

A small room is the perfect place to experiment with fun designs, paint a guest bathroom with a bright colour or add a focal wall with wallpaper.

Tap away the old

By changing the old faucets in the kitchen or bathroom you are not just enhancing the overall look and feel, you are also updating the functionality as new faucets work better and it could save you money (because they aren’t leaking) 

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