Add some art and light for less
Hanging an extra mirror in your living area makes the room feel lighter and bigger instantly. Something as simple as moving picture frames around your walls can give your room a new look. If you’re feeling creative, why not create some art of your own? Canvas prints are fun to make and something you can be proud of.
There are lots of lovely little ideas for improving or changing your living space. Lighting makes a huge difference to the mood of a room, so why not think about lighting a room differently with a well-placed lamp or changing a lampshade? Plants, too, are wonderful for adding some colour and life to a room.
A change is as good as a rest
Getting your paintbrush out and brightening up the rooms in your house makes a huge difference. It looks and smells cleaner and makes your home feel like new. If you’re doing it yourself, prepare your surfaces well for the best finish. Clean walls with sugar soap to remove any underlying grease and use filler on any holes and cracks. Make sure you let the filler dry over night before sanding down for a smooth finish. Then, protect your glossed surfaces with masking tape before you start, and you’re good to go!
Get creative in the kitchen
Having a brand new kitchen installed costs thousands, but you don’t need to spend that much to make it look and feel fresh. Look into choosing new doors for your existing cupboards, this is a much cheaper option but the results can be excellent. The same goes for your worktops. Replacing them with a smart granite top improves a kitchen instantly. If granite is out of your budget, there are some really impressive replicas available these days. For an even cheaper fix, buy some tile paint and give any tired tiles a lift.
The garden is one of the easiest places to spruce up without costing a penny. Neat lawns, trimmed hedges and weed-free flowerbeds all make your property look smarter and all it costs is a bit of elbow grease. If you have some budget for gardening, invest in some classic pots and fill them with flowers. Seeds are great value and available from garden centres or even most supermarkets, if you’re happy to grow your own. If you have a patio area that’s past its best, give it a good blast with a power washer and it’ll look like new.
Great value insurance for your home
Making sure you’ve got a good Home Insurance policy in place for your home is crucial, and this is where we come in. Swinton can get you a fantastic quote. We even give you £50 Cashback when you take out a combined building and contents policy. Call one of our friendly team now to find out more on 0800 072 3768 or pop into your local branch.Close