Nothing can compete with the excitement of moving into your own home. A space where you’re in total control. However, it’s not uncommon to feel a little pinch in your bank account once your home purchase goes through. So much so, that the finishing touches on your new home can seem a long way away.
Perhaps you’ve been in your home for a while, seeking some changes and updates but not sure if you have the financial luxury of affording it.
While many people associate renovations with loans, debt and often a large hole in our pockets, that doesn’t have to be the case.
Before you start transforming your home, it’s time to consider the little things you can do to spruce up your space!
A FRESH COAT OF PAINT
If your space is looking a little drab, you’ll be surprised by the magic of a fresh coat of paint, a process which can cost you as little as $200.
You can turn even the most outdated rooms into a bright and inviting space. In some cases, fresh colour may even help your space seem a little bigger.
But best of all, it makes an easy weekend job, with no help required! All you will need is some old clothes and some basic supplies such as rollers, trays, brushes, tape and of course, a tin of paint – most of which you can find at your closest Bunnings.
CHANGE YOUR SPLASHBACK
Often the centrepiece of our home, you might find you’re a little tired and underwhelmed by your kitchen. But before you jump to upgrading your appliances, there are simpler and cheaper ways to help modernise and spice up your kitchen, including updating your splashback.
Not only does a splashback make it easier to clean nasty food stains off your walls, they can also add a punch of pattern or colour to help freshen up the room and add a visual interest.
But before you baulk at the idea of knocking down walls and cutting tiles, creating a splashback is a lot easier than you think and makes a fun little DIY project!
All you need is your material of choice, whether it’s stone, glass or ceramic, some silicone, a tape measure, a clamp, some masking tape and a spirit level.
Often, once a new build is complete, people will forget about lighting until the budget starts to run dry.
But what many people often don’t realise until they move into their new home is how much impact lighting has, particularly on the look and feel of your space.
Whether you’re looking to lift the mood of an area, enhance the natural light or bring out the colour of your room, you’ll be surprised to see what a difference a few new light shades of downlights or pendant lights can make to your home.
DECOR, DECOR, DECOR!
From making a statement to defining your space, personal decor is the key to enhancing your home.
Whether it’s ornaments, artwork, rugs or pictures, your personal touch can go a long way into making your new home feel like the space you’ve always dreamed of.
Rugs and wall artwork in particular serve as the ultimate style tool by adding a little personal touch, drawing the eyes of your visitors and ultimately making your home feel a little more inviting.
But before you go too crazy with the spendings, set yourself a limit and do some research. Make a hit list and ask your friends and family for their opinion.
If you’re looking to start your home-owning journey, our Estate Managers, Brandon and Will are here to help and are eager to help you find the best deal for your needs at Exford Waters. Talk to them today.