Ever considered taking on a bit of house remodelling before? To change the look of your room or space, you don’t have to lift everything up or take everything apart. In fact, there are lots of things you can do to renovate your home under your own steam. There are tons of great DIY room décor ideas online if you scour social media, for example!
However, for this home renovation blog, we’re going to take a look at five of our favourite budget renovation ideas you can kick off on your own. DIY has exploded in a big way in the UK as a result of the lockdowns – and if you do have any plans for any bigger house modification ideas, BBOJ is always here to lend a further helping hand. Sometimes, getting help from leading experts is worth the effort!
Without further ado, here are some great affordable home renovations you can do yourself.
Rethink Your Stairs
Chances are, your staircase is going to be one of the very first things visitors spot when they enter your home. If your stair carpet is already looking a bit drab, or if your lino is starting to peel, then it might be a good idea to start again from scratch.
One of our favourite DIY room décor ideas is to replan your staircase with something like a runner or a central piece of fabric that runs up the stairs. Actually installing a new carpet is going to take time and effort, and likely a handyman on hand to support you. However, taking up your current carpet and replacing with a runner, and a few well-placed tacks, is likely to create a fantastic new look that really ties your entrance hall together.
Of course, if you do want to replace your carpet completely, one of the many small house renovations we can help with is stair recarpeting. It might be worth calling in one of our handyman experts to give you a bit of a boost – what do you think?
Don’t Ditch the Front Door
Before people even get to see your stairs, of course, they are going to see your front door. Now – these really will vary in terms of look, colour and general impression. However, it’s likely if your current façade is starting to crack, peel, or fade, you will probably want to change it out. Here’s a quick tip – don’t.
One of the golden rules of DIY home remodelling is ‘make do and mend’. There are millions of ways you can improve the look of a front door – paint, sanding, even just making a few adjustments here and there – you’re only really going to need to change it out if there is a major structural issue, or if your current door really isn’t standing up to the test of time.
Make Use of Vertical Space
One of the best home renovation ideas on a budget we can recommend is to go wild for shelving. Vertical space is something that we all seem to have plenty of, but which isn’t always that obvious to us. For example, if you find that you are constantly crammed for space in your kitchen, then you should probably think about setting things up so that you put more on your walls, and less on your worktops.
This might be as easy as setting up a few shelves, or hooks where you can hang pots and pans. If you already have a particularly small room that’s going to struggle with even a little bit of clutter, then try and pile things as high as you can – or, at least be smart about how you arrange it all.
Again, if you’d like help with setting up shelves or any kind of DIY home remodelling based around creating space, BBOJ’s team of expert specialist services is here to help.
Let in The Light
It’s amazing how much good natural light can do. We all need it, whether it’s for daily vitamin D or to wake us up on a morning. However, what you might find is that your blinds and/or curtains are doing too good a job of blocking everything out.
Have you considered simply taking your blinds or curtains out of the picture altogether? If you simply put a net covering or shade in its place, along with a privacy window sticker or film, you could maximise the light that pours into your home without having to worry about losing any privacy. Too many of us are losing access to light simply because we’re shielding ourselves too much. Why not make a few big changes on your own?
Go Full Restoration
Lastly, another one of our favourite cheap home renovation ideas is to go for full-on restoration. By this, we mean to strip all the fluff and all the overlay off – and to bring out your original tiles, your original walls, and to just give them a bit of TLC. Clean them up, a bit of a lick of paint might not go amiss, and Bob’s your uncle.
Of course, not all homes have the best-looking floors and walls underneath the lino and wallpaper, but it’s worth taking a look. If it’s just a case of taking down what’s there and giving everything a bit of a tidy-up, then surely, it’s worth you saving a bit of cash in the effort. Otherwise, if you’re really not sure about DIY restoration, why not take advantage of our handyman services? We don’t just offer great practical support, but also insight into how to make the best of your indoor spaces.
Let BBOJ’s team of carpenters, joiners and general handymen help you find the best looks and most practical changes for your home. It’s easy enough to tackle all of these bits and pieces on your own, but if you’re really not sure, make a point of giving us a call at 0208 244 5070. Across London, we are your local, trusted handyman service ready and waiting to make big changes to properties at a low cost!