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Handy tips to save money when redecorating your house

by Finance Spot

Decorating your house is a lot of fun, but it can be expensive too! That’s why we’ve put together this post with some handy tips that will help you save money and have an easier time redecorating.

Check out these examples and money-saving tips to see how you can fit some style into your budget and make sure your home looks great too.

Planning ahead

Starting early is key for a successful redecoration. Call a few tradespeople together and make preliminary decisions about what you want to do. Then allocate some money towards certain projects before the others start getting expensive. That way, you won’t have to scramble to find funds when your favourite project is already behind schedule (and finished).

Boards and plastering

You can save a lot of money by doing this part of the house yourself! You don’t need an architect if you’re handy with a hammer or know someone who is, and this will give you more control over what goes into your home. You can even start to put this work off until your children are out of the house, as they’ll need extra space.

Window and door replacement

If you want new windows or doors, it might be better to replace them with new ones rather than install a cheap reproduction. The new laminated glass inserts can be made in the home and have a beautiful finish so you don’t have to worry about the standard paintwork fading. It will save you money in the long run! Plus it will look much nicer than standard glass that’s been made out of old bottles!

All you need to do now is find someone to replace some windows in your house but don’t go overboard with your spending as this can be quite costly in the long run! If you want a cheaper job, try looking for a local window replacement company to see if they would be able to replace the windows for you.

Use the internet if possible and look for companies that have done work nearby. This will give them an advantage over those from more remote areas so be sure to get quotes from them all and compare their prices. If they have all been doing this for a while, then they should know what you’re going through, so choose someone who really understands what you’re going through.

Removing furniture

If you’re renovating your home, remove furniture before painting as this can help make any repairs easier. It’s also a lot easier to paint the walls and ceiling with empty rooms.

Doing wallpaper work yourself

home decorating wallpapering

If you want it properly done, save money by getting someone in to do the wallpaper for you and then doing the rest yourself! Wallpaper can be applied by anyone as long as you take them through the process and know what patterns will look good where. It can be time-consuming but worth it if you’re not an expert.

If you’re not comfortable doing it yourself, get a friend or neighbor to help. You can also check out places that offer do-it-yourself wallpaper kits.

Replacing skirting boards

If you want to replace skirting boards, make sure you get them made professionally as they are much more expensive than those you can buy off the shelf. Not only will it look better but it will also last longer. (It’s worth remembering that skirting boards can be removed for painting and replaced later if paintwork is faulty.)

Repainting your house

home decorating painting wall

These days, painting is so cheap and easy that DIY painters have taken on the majority of houses in the UK! It’s a lot cheaper than having a professional do it, but be careful not to spend too much money on this. Make sure you use the right paint and don’t go over the budget. Choose the colour that works best with your house and try not to get too much on!

Choose the right paint

Make sure you buy paint off the shelf and don’t overspend. Take your time choosing which colour will best suit your home and don’t spend too much on it. It will look great when it’s finished, but if you spend a lot, you might find it’s not worth it!

The Best Way to Repaint your House

Before painting your house, make sure you choose the right colour. 

Choose the right colour that suits your home and doesn’t cost too much money. These days, it’s so easy to get a paint job done at home. That’s why many just decide to DIY their home.

However, you can keep costs down by deciding not to hire a professional painter. So if you are considering doing the same, make sure you choose the right colour that will save you money and look great too! Try not to go over your budget! Look for colours that work with your house and don’t get too much paint on- the more paint there is, the more expensive it will be because you need to cover all cracks and holes in order for them not to become visible again after painting. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty!

Using a plumber

If you have a multi-millionaire under your stairs, then consider hiring an expert to fix the problem for you. A plumber will be able to assess the issues properly and, more importantly, will follow up if there’s a fault or problem they didn’t find. This will save you from having to do it all yourself later on.

Using YouTube to upskill!

If you’re planning to redecorate your home, the internet is an endless source of inspiration. In particular, YouTube has a wealth of videos on the subject. They offer DIY routes that are not only productive, but cost-effective too. The videos can also help with finding an interior style that works for you and your home.

Once you’ve decided on the style and theme that you want, you can use the videos to help you do the decorating.

learning diy skills on youtube
Make use of YouTube to upskill your DIY skills

However, if you’re not very experienced when it comes to DIY decorating projects, then it’s best to work with interior designers who have a wealth of experience in this field. They know just what to do when it comes to making your home look beautiful and how best to save money on your design budget.

Here are a few ways in which YouTube videos can help:

1. Use these videos to discover new looks quickly – You’ll be amazed by how many interior design video tutorials are available online. The best part is that you don’t have to go through channel after channel to find the right videos that are useful for you. All you need to do is search for ‘DIY Interior Design’ on YouTube and you’ll be spoilt for choice.

2. Learn about the new trends – When it comes to home decorating, there are always new ideas being brought into the market. The problem is that they are often sent from shops, while DIY videos offer a fresh approach to classic styles that people usually stick with when they redecorate their homes. These days, it’s more popular to choose a design theme based on what’s hot in fashion or which looks the most amazing in photos of celebrity wedding receptions and premieres. This makes the decorating projects more challenging, but in a good way.

3. Save money – The best part about DIY videos is that you can learn how to do any project from start to finish, saving money on your decorating budget. They won’t leave you clueless about what needs to be done next or stuck at a point where you don’t know how to proceed. Instead, they’ll show you everything that needs to be done and explain it in detail so that there’s no guessing around.

Interior designers also have access to resources online which can help with your home decorating projects too, so they should know of all the videos available out there that can help you with your DIY home decoration plans.

That’s a few ways to save money on redecorating your house! Preparation is key to your success, costing everything out and budgeting properly is critical. DIY isn’t always the best solution, sometimes budgeting to spend a little more on a professional is well worth the investment.

Enjoy your decorating!

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