Top tips: three budget-friendly home improvements to consider

  • 29 January 2020 | Tumelo Buthelezi

Is 2020 the year you finally make those long-awaited changes to your house? If so, here are some budget-friendly home improvements for you to try ...

Rearrange the furniture

Get into the habit of moving couches, beds and dining tables around once in a while. Apart from a new look, the advantages of adjusting the position of your furniture include improved cleaning of rooms, controlling the amount of light that comes into your home, easy identification of items that no longer make a contribution to a room’s appeal, and helping to solve the big problems that come with small space.

Style up on curtains

Curtains are more than just decorative fabrics that we hang up and pull shut when we want some privacy – they can help accentuate the colour qualities of a room.

You can go for a simple and plain curtain if the space you want to hang them in already has plenty of patterns. Or do things vice versa and put up curtains with neat decorative patterns if you’ve got plain rugs, couches and pillows.

A bonus is that this is a cost-effective way of sprucing up your space. Shopping for curtains doesn’t have to be expensive; all it takes is a little patience and comparing prices when looking for style-sensible window covers that will contribute to a room’s overall aesthetics.

Put fresh paint on your walls

Save on professional painters by setting aside one weekend for this DIY home-improvement exercise that will do more than just restore those drab and worn-out walls.

In addition to enhancing the radiance and character of your home, a fresh coat of paint can also guard surfaces from bad weather and keep dust and dirt on a wall to a minimum.

Don’t compromise on the quality of the paint or do a rushed job. The result of paying attention to quality and working diligently is a strong coating that can last for up to 10 years, saving you plenty of time (repainting the house over and over) and money in the long term.