Spring is here and for a lot of people that means home improvements.
If you’ve decided that it’s time to go with the seasons, wave goodbye to the old and renew your home, you might be worrying about the costs of making a change, but you need not because it is possible to spruce up your home this spring while staying savvy.
To get you started, here are some lower-cost ways to spruce up your home right now:
Let the Light In
If you’re looking for an almost no-cost way to spruce up your home for the spring, it’s cleaning the windows. All you’ll need is an appropriate cloth or squeegee and some cleaning fluid, or even brown paper and white vinegar, which are all cheap, but it will make a huge difference to your home by letting the light in and allowing you to enjoy the pretty spring views.
Refinish Your Bathtub
If there’s one thing that will really transform your bathroom and have it feeling new, while staying on a budget, it’s refinishing your bathtub. Bathtub refinishing costs and 25 percent of the price of a new tub and it looks just as great. So, if you want your bathroom to sparkle, you know what you have to do.
This one is completely free, but it can totally transform your space and liberate you from your stuff. The only catch is that it might take you some time. Simply pick a room, take an inventory and work out what you want and need to keep and what you can donate, sell or trash. Get rid, repeat, enjoy the more spacious, relaxing atmosphere of your home.
Say Hello to New Hardware
If you want to improve the kitchen, but you can’t afford to spring (see what I did there?) for a brand new kitchen, simply clean up the existing cabinets and switch out the hardware for some shiny new handles and knobs. They will add novelty to the space and give it a more modern appearance on a budget. Of course, you can switch up the hardware in any room, not just the kitchen, for a similar effect.
Add New Accessories
As well as new hardware, you may want to invest in some new accessories in spring colors like ice cream pastels, bright greens and soaring blues. You can ring in the changes with everything from hand towels to rugs and throws, and you’ll be surprised just how much they can change and improve your decor. How many accessories you add or change is totally up to you, but even switching out one thing can make a difference.
Pretty Up with Plants
No one can argue that plants and flowers are pretty and they are also a pretty big part of spring, so it makes sense to spruce up your home in a savvy way by picking flowers (always check the law and ask landowners for permission if you’re picking from someone else’s land) and by adding a few colorful plants into your home. The brighter, the better.
What are your top tips for sprucing up your home on a budget this spring?