Sometimes the thought of getting started on home improvements can be a bit daunting and you put it off until next weekend. That turns into being the next month and it basically never gets done. With the festive period over, there is no better time to get your decorating tools out and giving your home some overdue TLC.
If you can’t get the motivation to get some of the bigger jobs done, then start small. Once you see what a difference you make in a few hours it can push you on to get creative and transform your home.
Here are some small jobs you can do kick start your motivation:
Go for some color changes – A quick coat of paint takes very little effort but can have a huge impact on your home. Did you know that your color choice also affects your mood? You can select a new color scheme that can lift your spirits without having to spend much money. You can even paint over existing wallpaper to save time and depending on the texture, it can look even better than a standard painted wall.
Fix what’s broken – If something is broken in the house, you don’t always have to buy a new replacement. Teach yourself some new skills using online videos like the ones on DIY Network on YouTube. You might think that you can’t do a job but with easy steps and demonstrations, you could really surprise yourself with your DIY capabilities and save yourself a small fortune at the same time!
If you are looking to do your own work then make sure you get the right tools and safety equipment. If you are using electrical tools then you should always buy the right equipment like safety gloves or a Miller welding helmet through stores like weldingoutfitter.com.
Recycle old furniture – Don’t buy new furniture if you have some old furniture that just needs a bit of time spent sprucing it up. All it takes is a bit of new fabric or a new coat of varnish and you could have it looking like new. Again, head to YouTube for some advice and guidance on how you can do the job yourself. You never know how creative you can be until you give it a real chance!
Get some funky accessories – It costs next to nothing to pick up some fun and funky accessories to brighten up the house. Cushions, prints, ornaments, you can pick allsorts of great accessories up for a bargain. Buy some cheap photo frames and frame those photos that you have been meaning to for ages. For completely free accessories, collect some pebbles and clean them up or use some old fabric to put into some frames. Bring out the artist inside and transform your home on a budget.
It doesn’t have to cost money for great home improvements but it might take some creativity and motivation.