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Cheap ways to re-fresh any room, #lock-down revamp.

Posted on May 1, 2020

With all this additional time at home, you maybe looking for cheap ways to re-fresh some key areas in your home. We have put together some budget ideas on how to revamp any room during lock-down.

For the price of a tin of paint

Changing the colour of a room can be a relativity cheap way to re-fresh any room, choose a colour that will still compliment your curtains and furniture. If you can re-white the ceiling and paint any woodwork, while you are there, it also really can make a difference to the room.

Another great way to re-fresh on a budget is painting the tiles in your kitchen or bathroom rather than replacing them and the same goes for kitchen cupboard doors and any other storage items. A fresh lick of paint, or a complete change with a new colour can completely change the look of your cupboard, storage or dining chairs.

Move it all around

It may sound cliche but moving the furniture or changing your kitchen cupboards can make a massive difference to not only how the room looks, but how you use it and feel in it. As with everything there is limitations, and you may need extension leads and have to tack the cable to your skirting board. 

Your kitchen cupboards may still be organised from when you unpacked moving in. Would the kettle work over the other side? Do you need to move the mugs? Think how you use your kitchen now, and what would make small tasks easier to do if you changed the cupboards around. This is the same for you living room and bedrooms, can you move the TV? Would you have more floor space if you switched the bed to the other side?

Have a play around with different combinations, and you will be surprised how much difference moving things around will have. You will need to give the carpet a good vacuum, but don’t worry about any heavy furniture dents, they will lift out. You also add a rug or clean stained/well worn areas that are now more visible.  

You can also re-organise the storage in rooms, check out our blog how to de-clutter, though do remember you will need to store all you re-organised stuff as the tip and charity shops are currently closed.

Add to the walls

There are lots of different websites where you can order photos off direct from your phone. Some of these companies, you can get up to 50, of the smaller size photos (6×4) for free. With these smaller photos you can create a gallery wall, using different frames of the same size, all painted same colour.

It made seam small, but adding a few shelves to a blank wall can really change the look of the room. If you have re-organised your cupboards and storage, you can place some of the things you have sorted out on the shelves. Or it can be a place to put some photos you have printed out, or a plant (you can get some awesome plastic ones) to add some interest. Adding shelves in a kitchen can clear some space from your worktops, but also your cupboards. Do you never use the blender to make a smoothie as its at the back of a cupboard? If you placed on a shelf, its easy to get and put away.

Or you can put items you use a lot on the shelves & free up cupboard space for your less used items.

Check out our posts on Home Improvements on a budget below. If you need a little bit of extra cash to get the project started, we have loans available from £500 – £7,500 for Home Improvements.

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