After the overspending at Christmas, it's no surprise that people look to tighten their belts and save some money in the first few months of a new year. More often than not, January and February are not usually the months for those big home improvements. However, as we're still in the midst of a global pandemic and people continue to look inside their own homes for things to keep them occupied, DIY home improvements remain at the forefront of everyone's mind.
We've put together some saving tips to help inspire you to take the plunge. Our money saving tips don't involve you cutting corners to get the job done, but with some good planning, research and advice, it could be one thing ticked off your 2021 to do list.
Put pen to paper
Before you even decide what materials you're going to need, write down a plan and a timescale of how long you think it's going to take you. Be aware, generally you hit a few snags along the way or jobs take you a bit longer than you originally planned. Planning exactly what it is you're going to do will give you the best start and make sure you don't buy anything unnecessarily.
Do your research
Don't jump in feet first, make sure you've done enough research to know which are the best products and materials to buy for your job. Check out forums and reviews online, this will help you to make an informed decision on what to buy and make sure you don't waste any money on buying anything unnecessary.
Try some budget friendly DIY decorating
If you want to tackle a smaller project first, then nothing freshens up a house or makes such a difference like a lick of paint. Whether that's freshening up a wall, changing the colour of a room, or creating a feature wall. The possibilities with paint are endless and can change the entire feel of a room.
Upcycle some of your old furniture
Is there something in your house looking a bit out dated, or something you wish you could replace? Why not give it a new lease of life with a bit of sanding and a coat of paint. The good thing about this one is not only are you creating something new in your house, but you're also doing your bit for the environment.
Now all that's left to do is put your pen to the paper and get planning your budget friendly home decorating. And if you need any advice for bigger house projects, then get in touch with your local branch team today who'd be more than happy to give you advice on what you'll need.