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Renovating your home doesn’t always have to cost a fortune. By taking your time and introducing small ideas over time, you can make a big impact for minimal cost and effort. Have a look at our top tips below for affordable house renovation.

Kerb appeal
A coat of paint can work wonders, but if your front door has had its day, invest in a new one to make a great first impression – bespoke designs are cheaper than you think!

Pay attention to your stairs
Stairs are often the first thing you see when you walk into a house. Rather than laying or replacing an entire carpet, how about updating stairs with a stylish and heard wearing stair runner. The bolder the colour or pattern, the bigger the impact!

De-clutter with clever storage
However much storage you have or think you need, you always seem to need more! Make the most of every inch with bespoke shelving. Have it fitted in small corners or awkward spaces and alcoves to make the most of every available space – this will instantly provide cleaner, tidier and more organised spaces – a tidy house is a tidy mind!

Introduce colour to your kitchen
Instantly freshen up your kitchen by painting cabinets or by painting an accent wall a few shades darker than the rest of your kitchen. Or how about a colourful, tiled splashback to provide a focal point. The average sized splashback is between 10 and 40 square feet so its fairly cheap and easy to update with tiles or even gloss paint which is easy to wipe clean.

Dress your windows
Smart shutters can make a statement in any room – contemporary, minimalistic and smart, they provide privacy but also let in natural light. You could pair them with light voile drapes or otherwise leave them as they are!

Recover an old sofa
Update an old chair or sofa by giving it a new lease of life with upholstery. Fabric vintage sofa bed with some funky new fabric or give a sentimental piece a new lease of life with neat new upholstery. There are great bargains to be had both in shops and online, particularly for end of line fabrics – for a little investment you can give the impression of brand new furniture at a fraction of the cost!

Bring the inside-out
Add greenery to your outdoor space, whatever the size, by laying realistic artificial lawn. Artificial lawns help you bring the inside -out. Perfect for entertaining and for children to play safely in the fresh air. The garden is now seen as an additional room, so be sure to make your garden feel like a great space for entertaining and relaxing.

Focal fireplaces
A fireplace creates a real style statement in your living area. From contemporary gas and electric appliances to traditional, or modern, wood burning stoves, there is so much choice to suit the age and décor of your home. Not only that but wood-burners for example can help you save up to 50% on your gas bill each year!

Don’t forget lighting
Get your lighting right and you can totally transform a room. Even a small table lamp can have an impact, instantly making a room feel more cosy and inviting. Consider pendant lights and chandeliers or a floor standing light to really create the wow factor in your home.

Have you got any Top Tips for decorating your home on a budget?  If so we would love to hear them!

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