Moving into a new home these days can often mean a lot of things need doing to them, particularly if you are on a budget and are trying to buy a house at low-cost. Opting for new builds tends to be too expensive for most, so a doer-upper can be more friendly to your bank balance! It can be quite overwhelming having an entire house to do up so the best way forward is to do it gradually. Perhaps start with one room that you can sleep & live in, before moving in, and then once moved in you can start working on the rest. Here are a few ideas to help you get started…
A Lick Of Paint
You can never go wrong with a quick lick of paint to a room, make sure the walls are ready for it first though to save yourself the extra work. One layer can transform a room, and it’s even better if you go from dark to light walls as it really opens up a space and gives you a fresh blank canvas to work with. Once your walls are sorted you feel like you can do anything and you can really start to design a homely space.
Make Some Small Kitchen Improvements
Doing up your kitchen doesn’t have to be the big task it’s made out to be. You can simply give the cupboards a lick of paint, replace the tiles and add some new handles to the doors. You can even get hold of sticky vinyl that you can place on top of the worktops if you don’t fancy completely removing them and getting some new ones built in. A kitchen is where you spend a lot of time at home but if you’re saving up to get that dream kitchen of yours, you can make some small improvements until you’ve got the cash to fork out for a new one.
Replace The Windows
Replacing the windows isn’t as big of a job as it seems and doing your research can get you a fab deal. Dealing with windows as one of your first tasks is definitely worth considering, especially if you’re into the colder months as you will end up spending more on heating your home if you don’t. Perhaps you might want to think about investing in some aluminium windows so they are super durable and last years and years. They’re pretty maintenance-free too, so you’ll be saving yourself tons in the long run.
Deal With The Insulation
Poor insulation can end up being extremely costly if you start to get mould on the inside, plus if all of the heat escapes in the winter months, it will end up costing way more to heat your home – and we all know how expensive heating bills can get. If you make it one of your top priorities to get this sorted before everything else then you’ll save yourself a whole lot of headaches and your bank account will definitely thank you for it! You can also get a fan for your bathroom that will help with moisture.
So there’s a few ideas to get you started with your home improvements – I wish you luck!