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Ten Affordable Home Improvements that Require Minimum Fuss

Redecorating your home on a budget can seem difficult, especially if you are planning to renovate major rooms such as the living room and bedroom. If you want to make a huge difference to your home but without breaking the bank, these ten ideas could be all you need:

1. Clear the clutter

A tidy home instantly looks more attractive and anyone who has experienced the liberation of cleaning out their wardrobe or organising their kitchen cupboard will know just what a huge difference de-cluttering can make. Set aside a day to clear the clutter and your home will look and feel brand new.

2. Lick of paint

One of the quickest ways to give your home a facelift on a budget is repainting the walls. You can find lots of reasonably priced paints that will make your home feel lighter, brighter and fresher. If speed is of the essence, then choose one wall in your living or bedroom to redecorate and create an eye-catching feature.

3. Accessorise

If you like to change the look of your home regularly, then decorate with neutral colours and pick bold accessories to keep the appearance fresh. Whenever you fancy a change, simply swap your accessories. You’ll find tonnes of great affordable ideas at

4. Soft furnishings

Changing your soft furnishings is another way to give any room a new atmosphere. This idea woks particularly well if you want to change your room with the seasons. Keep your soft furnishings light and summery during warmer months and choose more opulent, thicker fabrics to create a cosy feel during winter.

5. Handle it

If you want to update your kitchen but don’t have the time and money to start ripping units off the wall then change the handles on your cupboards instead. Basic units can look luxurious when teamed with the right handles and this update is quick and easy to achieve.

6. Let there be light These days many of us use one or two rooms for lots of different purposes, so if your dining room also acts as your office then use different light features to change the mood to suit different occasions.

7. Deep clean

No matter how careful or house proud you are, carpets often become dull and dirty after a few years. Use a professional steam cleaner to lift the dirt and make your rooms lighter and brighter.

8. Funky flooring

A new floor is perfect for making rooms feel lighter, airier and more spacious. Check under your carpets to see if you could have any hidden gems such as real wooden flooring or old-fashioned tiles and restore them instead of investing in new coverings.

9. Change the layout

Sometimes you don’t have to spend a penny to redecorate your home – simply changing the arrangement of your furniture will do the trick. Make a scaled plan of your rooms and consider the different ways you could arrange furniture to give yourself a change.

10. Get arty

If your walls look a little tired and outdated, update them with some new artwork. Whether you have a family photo framed and hung on display or opt for a piece of modern artwork, wall dressings instantly lift the appearance of any room.


  1. If you are doing aesthetic changes like painting or rugs, use samples. Get a small sample jar of the paint you think you like and paint a section on your wall that you see on a regular basis. Live with it for a day or two and then decide. You can try multiple colors like this and then pick your favorite. Same with rugs, counter tops, curtains, even tiles. Don’t get stuck with something you thought you loved or would work before you try it.

  2. Your affordable home improvement tips inspires me to do some make over on my own home. I'll sure follow your steps.

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  4. We are middle class family. I always do affordable home improvements. My father is good at painting and wall art. Materials are not expensive and our home always looks deluxe.

  5. Home improvements add to the value of your home, prolong its useful life, or adapt it to new uses. You add the cost of home improvements to the tax basis of your property.


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