Select Page

A report released last month by the financial service provider Westpac, revealed that over three quarters (76%) of Australian homeowners, are currently thinking about renovating their property.

That huge figure is partly accredited to the boom in property prices in many of the country’s metro areas, with the company believing many homeowners don’t want to risk losing their place in the market at the current time.

The report also shows that the increasing popularity of home renovation TV programs, is leading to a surge in DIY enthusiasts, particularly amongst millennials.

That particular generation is under more financial constraint than ever before, according to data from the Australian Bureau and Statistics wealth and income report. The gap between the wealth of millennials and baby boomers continues to grow.

The good news, is that redecorating or renovating a property doesn’t have to cost thousands of dollars. With a little bit of ingenuity and creativity, any age group can give their home a new look and even add value to their home.

We’ve come up with five of the easiest ways to redecorate your home on a budget, below:

  1. Change Your Soft Furnishings

Changing soft furnishings such as rugs, curtains and light fittings, are a great way for a DIY amateur to make a big difference to their living space, without spending a fortune.

Instead of purchasing a new sofa, for example, you could try covering existing fabric with a new pattern. This will instantly breathe life back into the piece.

Change your soft funishings

Source: Pixabay

  1. Take Advantage of Online Auction Sites and Garage Sales

To refurbish your home for a lower cost, online sites such as Gumtree and Ebay can be a goldmine. This is an easy way to find unique pieces of furniture at affordable prices, in your local area.

Alternatively, a visit to a local garage sale can also uncover a hidden gem. Be prepared to haggle to get the best price possible.

Online auctions and garage sales

Source: Pixabay

  1. Use Comparison Websites

If you can’t resist splashing cash on a particular item or two for your project, take the time to use an online comparison site so that you get the best deal possible.

Google’s shopping tab compares prices from a number of different sites for the same item. You can literally save hundreds of dollars for just a few seconds work.

use comparison websites

Source: Pixabay

  1. Ask Friends and Family for Help

Whether you need a hand moving some furniture, painting or some advice on which rug to pick, friends and family are often willing to help out when you need them most.

While it can be particularly handy if you have a loved one that happens to be a skilled tradesman, any outside assistance whatsoever, can help you to cut back on the cost of a redecorating or renovation project.

ask friends and family for help

Source: Pixabay

  1. Don’t Be Afraid To Turn Old Into New

It’s easy to be fooled into thinking that the more expensive a fitting or finish, the more value it’s likely to add to your home.

The cheapest door units in a kitchen, for example, can be transformed into a high-end look by the simple addition of some stylish cabinet knobs or handles. Respraying kitchen or bathrooms can completely transform those spaces too.

Importantly, stick to your budget and work out a plan on areas you can save.

turn old into new

Source: Pixabay

Read more

Tips on How to Move With Children

Business Ideas Freelance Home Based Business Home Office Scam Alerts Working From Home
home office feng shui
Home Office Feng Shui for the Work at Home Mum

How to Feng Shui Your Home Office For mothers, working from...

things your small business should outsource
5 Things Your Small Business Should Be Outsourcing

When it comes to your small business, there are certain tasks...

Selling second-hand items online
What You Need To Know About Selling Second-hand Items Online

If you’ve got a Netflix account, then you may well have...

Digital Marketing and Social Media Freelancing Grants and Funding Home Office Running A Business The Journey Tools and Resources WAHM Business Review
home office feng shui
Home Office Feng Shui for the Work at Home Mum

How to Feng Shui Your Home Office For mothers, working from...

things your small business should outsource
5 Things Your Small Business Should Be Outsourcing

When it comes to your small business, there are certain tasks...

Ethical Investment
Time for change: Australia’s rise in ethical investment

Investing your cash is all about making money, right? When you’re...

Career Coach Employment News Job Search Return To Work Mum Tools and Resources Work Life Balance
how to find a flexible job
Tips for finding a flexible job

Many mums find that re-entering the work force can be a...

Career
Do you like your Job? Here’s how to love it

Here are some strategies that could make your work more enjoyable:...

What does a Virtual Assistant Do?

Virtual Assistant Working from home is a great way to work...

Family Fun Family Holiday Travel Funny Stuff Health and Wellbeing Home and Lifestyle Horoscopes Kids Offers and Competitions Parenting Shopping WAHM Lifestyle Review
She Business Fearless 2017
WIN a Ticket to the She Business Fearless Event

christmas gift guide
Christmas Gift Guide

wahm october giveaway
Work At Home Mums October Giveaway

Join the Work At Home Movement
Get the latest content first. Sign up for our weekly newsletter
We respect your privacy.