Why You Don’t Need A Ton Of Money For Home Improvements
How Do I Finish It!
That means you are doomed to live forever in an ugly old house, right? Wrong, unless you are one of those people who think that money is the end-of-all of things.
Why do you need money?
Money may make the world go round, but that does not mean that you have to spend a load of cash on each and every little thing you may want for your home improvements. The internet is filled with do it yourself guides, and ideas about everything, you just have to get rid of the “but I need money” mentality. Sure, you’ll need a few bucks for some paint and other tools and gizmos, but the biggest part that matters here is you and the amount of work you are willing invest to make your home look better.
Refurbish that furniture
You don’t have to buy new furniture (which matches cookie-cutter style) as that will cost you in the thousands. You don’t need the expensive lamps and other accessories when you can actually refurbish what you currently have. You could strengthen loose furniture parts with a few screws, use some sandpaper on areas where the paint or lacquer has gone. After this you could paint the wood or apply some new lacquer, you’ll be amazed at how your old furniture will look with a little TLC.
Paint the walls
Everyone is after expensive curtains, tapestry and whatnot. You can actually change the way your home looks by applying some fresh paint. Sometimes, changing the color of the rooms will not only make them look better, but you could benefit from more lighting or even increase your mood. Painting jobs don’t require much skill or experience, just expect to get full of paint stains on your clothes, hair, face, etc. depending on how handy (or not) you are. Paint (mostly) washes easily, so no harm done there. With just a few bucks, you could dramatically change the appearance of your rooms, and why not, even the exterior of your home if you want.
Use anything to make your home look great
There are people searching in trash bins for useful items others discarded. While you won’t have to actually behave like the next homeless guy, you could find items that you can put to good use at flea markets, at friends, you’d be amazed at how many people throw perfectly good items. You could even look in your backyard, those old tires might be your next fancy outdoor chairs, or you could use various containers and jars to make interesting flower pots.
If you’re not that handy with tools, you always have the option to call in some friends for help. Get someone who has or knows how to use an electric screwdriver, or a friend that has recently repainted his home. You won’t get away without buying a few beers or making a barbeque for the guys, but it will certainly be worth it.
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