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5 inexpensive home improvement ideas

By Kevin Kelly

For many homeowners, DIY is an enjoyable hobby – but it can be costly. A whole kitchen remodel might cost tens of thousands of dollars, but not all home improvements need to be so expensive.

Owners of real estate in Bunbury should consider these five ideas for improving their homes, all of which don't cost a whole lot of money.

Paint or wallpaper outdated surfaces

One of the easiest (and cheapest) DIY jobs you can do is repaint the older surfaces in your house. Whether it's walls, cabinet doors or other accents, there's a lot that can be freshened up with a lick of paint.

If you're after something more to jazz up the place, turn one wall into a feature wall with a patterned wallpaper. Although strong patterns can overpower a room when used on all four walls, they can add an elegant accent if use sparingly.

Redo your lighting

Good lighting can turn what was once a miserable room into a bright, comfortable living space. You can change both the lights themselves to increase the brightness or just the shades and fixtures. If you change to something extravagant like a chandelier, it can change the focal point of the room – a useful first step if you're planning to make further changes in a room. 

Plant some trees

Planting new trees in your garden can really change the atmosphere of the space once they're fully grown. This is a much better idea if you're planning to live in your current house for a long time, as you'll get to see more of the benefits that your tree planting has created.

Smarten up your entrance

The entrance to a house sets an impression for the rest of the space. A new handle or perhaps even a new door, combined with some paint and new decorative plants can turn a boring entrance into a captivating one.

Update your bathroom

If you can get a good deal on new components, upgrading your bathroom doesn't have to cost a lot of money. Changing a sink or vanity unit can improve the feel and functionality of a room, to the point where it can seem like an entirely new space. Add some paint at the same time, and you'll hardly recognise your old bathroom.

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