Affordable and Easy Home Improvement Tips

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

With many of us currently at home with a bit more time on our hands, it is the perfect chance to start looking at ways to improve our humble abode. 

So to point you in the right direction, we’ve put together a list of some of our tips and tricks for home improvement, when to do them and how to budget for them! 

Refresh with a little paint

Refresh your walls with a little paint - think about how you want the room to look, which walls to start with and what colour you want. You will need to get the correct tools for the job and figure out how much paint you’ll need. 

A fresh coat of paint can really make a room feel brand new - follow these steps to give your home a new lease of life this spring. 

Add flower pots and plants

Adding a little greenery can give your home a spark of freshness - house plants have also been proven to benefit for your mental and physical health. You can add flowers and pots cheaply, and it’s an excellent starting point if you want to make a big, but subtle change to your home.

Add new curtains and fix blinds

Transform your room with a set of curtains or blinds, and they are excellent for blocking sunlight, retaining heat and keeping your room cool. Curtains can be very decorative and can make a boring room very attractive. If you’re looking to give your current curtains a new lease of life, follow this link for a few tips and tricks to get them looking brand new.

Add a rug

Rugs can really tie a room together. They add colour and warmth and they can even make a room feel smaller or more spacious (depending on their size and how you design your room). Rugs don’t have to be expensive, and you can find rugs in all different shapes, sizes and colours, meaning you can find one which best suits your home. 

Cushions and throws

You can never have too many pillows on your bed, the same goes for cushions and throws! They can give your room a little personality and can be relatively cheap. Mix and match your colours and add something special to your sofa this spring. 

Financial benefits

Something else to think about is that by sprucing up your home you can add to its value, so spending a little money in making some of these improvements could be a worthy long-term investment. However, if you’re not sure you have the financial resources to do so, take a look at our loan offers and see how we could help.