Check out cheaper alternatives You don’t have to splurge on materials to get the effect that you want so before you set your heart on that expensive printed wallpaper, do your research and check for cheaper alternatives. Don’t blow off your whole budget just because you liked a specific fabric, or you can’t do without those granite countertops. With countless choices out there, try not to settle for the first thing you see. Sometimes you can create a look without having to pay for the authenticity. If you can’t afford designer wallpaper, why not limit the wallpaper to specific areas such as alcoves. You will still be able to incorporate it, but you will use less of it.
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Instead of buying new fixtures, check if you can refresh them instead. Scratches on tubs and sinks
can be remedied by a touch of paint or some polishing. You can also check online for service providers who can resurface kitchen and bathroom fixtures if you don’t have time to do it on your own. There are cabinet paints which are great for your kitchen units and if your husband takes all the doors and drawer fronts out to the garage at the weekend, you could end up with a new looking kitchen next week. You can always buy new handles which are relatively inexpensive to give the newly painted items a fresh look. At the same time, this may encourage you to clean out all those cabinets.
Get into efurbishing
Why buy new furniture when you still have decent pieces you can incorporate in your design? Replace certain parts, smoothen out dings, and repaint dated furniture with new and exciting colors. With a bit of creativity, you can easily bring old furniture back to life. There are some great ideas for painting furniture on sites like Pinterest but be very careful that the furniture you are choosing to paint does not have an anti que value, since some of this could be lost if you choose to paint it. Reupholstery doesn’t have to cost the earth. If you buy throws, these can be used to re-upholster a snug armchair and give it an up to date look.
Look at this makeover for an idea of space saving with modern design. It’s simple little well thought out ideas that make a home look special and if you work on your designs on paper, you can come up with some great ideas.