The cool house ideas in this list are about aspects such as lighting, storage, decoration and will add value to your home making it more comfortable and functional. Most important of all, they are affordable, each costing under £250.
Even if they are all small home improvement projects, they will help you quickly transform your house. You can use them to upgrade any kitchen, closet, bathroom, living room, laundry room, entryway, and another area of your home.
1. Change Cabinet Knobs, Pulls And Handles With Vintage Decorative Alternatives
Replacing all of your cabinet hardware can be so expensive. But why not simply change the handles and doorknobs for a low-cost alternative and freshen up the appearance of your cabinets. Five-ten handles is all you will need. Add vintage decorative knobs for a new look. Your kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom will instantly look like new and fashionable.
2. Replace The Old Kitchen Backsplash With a Modern One
If you currently have an old laminate backsplash and you are looking for some tips for increasing your home’s market value, consider a custom backsplash. The backsplash is the functional decoration to your kitchen. You may use peel and stick luxury vinyl tiles or granite backsplash in accordance to your personal taste. You can also opt for wood panels, classic tiles or simple acrylic backsplash as an affordable option. This will pour new life into your kitchen.
3. Change The Light Bulbs With Energy-Saving LEDs
Take time to replace all outdated incandescent light bulbs with LED ones for better energy efficiency and happier, brighter domestic atmosphere. In your bedroom, you can opt for lower wattage lights to create a more romantic and cosier ambience.
4. Replace The Old Fixtures And Accessories
Light is one of the most important elements that affect the room’s functionality and appearance. Changing a light fixture is relatively inexpensive but can add an enormous impact on your decor. You can install new, modern lights to make the atmosphere more relaxing. Pick silver tone metal outlet covers and light switches for a better look. On the other hand, stainless steel finish faucets are perfect to renew the kitchen. It is a pretty good idea to also install under cupboard lighting to brighten inexpensively your counter space. You can also find cheap towel warmers or bars, and luxury spa-like shower heads for your bathroom.
5. Install a New Ceiling Fan
A great way to modernise a ceiling light fixture is to change it with a ceiling fan. A good one could make big difference in the energy efficiency and comfort of your house. Helping to pull heat through a room in winter and circulate air for a cool breeze on warm days, the ceiling fan helps to make a dent in your energy bills. In addition, a new ceiling fan gives your rooms a refreshing update.
6. Set Up a New Smart Home Device
To make life easier and reduce the utility costs, you may install a smart home device that helps you control the energy usage. Some devices can warn you of undiscovered, long-term water leakage that will help you avoid high-cost home repairs. Also, you can regulate your home’s temperature with a new smart programmable thermostat. It is more energy-efficient than the old manual one.
7. Paint The Front Door And Change The Doormat
You will be stunned at how a freshly painted front entrance may instantly renew the look of your exterior. Choose a charming paint colour for your composite front door that enhances your house’s exterior. Replacing a worn out welcome mat and balancing and properly arranging your potted plants also make your house’s entryway more inviting to guests.
8. Give Your Kitchen Cabinets a New Coat of Paint
If you want to renew your kitchen without spending a lot of money, you can simply paint your kitchen cabinet doors. New types of water-based cabinet paint (like acrylic urethanes and alkyd shave) made it easier to get a professional looking job. These finishes don’t make your home smell like a chemical factory and could be cleaned up only with water.
9. Turn The Space Under Your Stairs Into a Hidden Storage
This is one of the absolutely brilliant and easy things to make at home. It is extremely functional and adds a touch of uniqueness to your house. The best tricks to use the area under the stairs are to turn it into a modern bookshelf or а wine cellar. The major cost is the wood. Before putting it together, remember to paint the wood with the same colour to match your staircase.
10. Repair Your Walls And Repaint Them
It’s so easy to make simple repairs like sanding and patching holes. It is also fairly simple to add a fresh coat of paint, which is the quickest way to make a room look like new again. All you need is to buy primer and paint, plus rollers and brushes. Before you start, consider the colour scheme of the room. Having a great colour scheme can make even an out of sorts room look amazing.
But why limit yourself only to the walls? You can also paint the dressers to make them look like new.
11. Improve The Landscape Around Your House
The landscape is often ignored by the homeowners. You can dramatically improve your home’s curb appeal with a few low-cost ideas. Mow the lawn, seed any dead patches of grass and add some colour with bushes and flowers. Remember that an unwelcome outdoor landscape really makes a bad impression. While a lovely landscape backyard can add beauty and improve your home’s image.
Bonus Tip: Renew The Mailbox
It’s all about the details. Mailboxes are frequently used but often neglected when improving a home. They complement the house and express the homeowner’s personality. If your mailbox looks unattractive and stained, it is time to repaint it with a vibrant, fresh colour to match the house’s exterior.
The home improvement projects can be very budget-friendly. With correct planning, you are able to make your home a better place to live in. Have fun renovating your home but be safe, plan well and make sure everything goes easily.