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Tips to update your home on a budget

Posted in   Aug 31 , 2023

Do you want to give your home a makeover but are worried about the cost? Try these budget-friendly ideas to help make your property the envy of all of your friends. 

Give your kitchen a makeover

Kitchens are normally the most expensive room in the house to upgrade but giving your kitchen a makeover doesn't mean you have to replace all of the fittings and appliances. Just by changing a few things you can make your kitchen go from drab to fab without a huge price tag.

A fresh coat of paint can completely transform a room. Whether you choose to paint your walls, your tiles or your kitchen cupboards a fresh coat of paint can make a big impact with a small budget. 

 Replacing the flooring with vinyl tiles can really freshen up the feel of the room. 

Investing in matching appliances like toasters and kettles and making sure that they fit in with the colour scheme of the rest of your kitchen can stop your kitchen from looking tired and unloved. 

Replacing door and drawer handles with modern ones can help to stop your kitchen from looking dated. 

Bathroom on a budget

Improving your bathroom doesn't have to cost the earth. There are some things you can do to refresh it on a budget. 

If your bathroom suite really needs replacing but the cost of a new one is out of your budget you can often find cheaper versions in trade stores or sometimes even on online marketplaces. 

There are lots of tiling tutorials online and new tiles or new vinyl flooring can transform a room. 

As with all rooms a fresh lick of paint can make the world of difference to a room. Don't forget to only use paint specifically made for bathrooms so that it can cope with the steam and humidity.


Rooms that are full of clutter feel cramped and unwelcoming. Decluttering and making use of clever storage solutions can open up your home and make it feel much more spacious. 

Write on three boxes: keep, donate and rubbish. Then make a rule that until all three boxes are full you cannot empty any of them to create more space in them.

There are plenty of clever storage ideas from wall mounted shoe racks to utilising the wasted space under the stairs by putting in useful drawers and shelves. 

Add some colour

If you can't afford to redecorate your whole room but still want to give it an update then try adding a few new accessories. It also means that if you go off of them in a few months it is easy to remove them and try something else.

Lamp shades are ideal for adding a touch of colour to a room and adding a new lamp can help to light up dim corners which will help your room to feel larger as well.

If you can't afford to paint the whole room a feature wall is a less expensive way of changing the look of a room. 

A rug can add a focal point to a room and cover up old and tired flooring at the same time. 

If you are considering selling your property in Lanarkshire and would like another pair of eyes to give you an idea about the interior and the impact on the value of your property, please give us a call on 01698 441327.

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