With most of us spending far more time than usual at home, it’s no surprise that the number of home improvement projects has gone through the roof. If you are looking for some ideas to spruce up your home without breaking the bank, here are five of the most popular budget-friendly home improvement projects for 2021.
1. Home Office
Many of us began working from home during the lockdown, hunched over our laptops on the couch. By now, many people have invested in creating a home office, making it one of the most popular home improvements for 2021. A proper desk, office chair and attractive lighting can do wonders to create a professional setting in a basement, spare room or even a corner of your home. For those who do regular zoom meetings, consider creating a space with a pleasant background and good lighting.
2. Update Your Kitchen
Kitchens are centrepieces for most homes, and with most of us spending our time at home, our kitchens have to pay double duty as games rooms, family rooms and for some school or work areas. If you are thinking of a kitchen update, think about making the space as functional and useable as possible.
For a quick, budget-friendly update, give your old kitchen cabinets a lift with a fresh coat of paint. It won’t cost a fortune, and it can transform an outdated kitchen. Start by giving your cabinets a quick clean and a light sand, then paint with your favourite colour. This is a project you can take on and complete in one weekend.
To really finish the job, invest in some new hardware for your cabinets and drawers. Most home improvement centres have cabinet hardware to fit every taste and style or look in some antique shops for something unique. And just like that, your kitchen will feel like new.
3. Outdoor Space
Outdoor entertainment areas are another home space that has seen a massive demand for improvements. We’re all looking for ways to be comfortable outside and at home. These renovations can mean installing a new deck or patio or being as simple as an outdoor umbrella and fixing some old patio furniture. The idea is to make it comfortable, liveable and inviting.
If you have an old deck that’s in good condition but needs a bit of care, a power-washer can help remove decades of dirt and grime. Once you’ve got it looking new again, refinish with a fresh coat of stain to protect it from the elements.
4. Home Gym
With gyms and fitness studios closed, folks are looking for ways to keep active and stay in shape. If you have a spare bedroom, attic room or even an unused corner of your basement, consider turning the space into a home gym. You don’t need a lot of fancy equipment to make it functional. A yoga mat, free weights, and a space for your laptop can connect you to a world of online fitness experts.
5. Bold Colours and Statement Walls
Another way to freshen up your home is with a new coat of paint. Painting is one of the most cost-effective home improvements you can make. Brighten up dim rooms with a neutral tone, or go for bright, bold colours to improve your mood. If you aren’t sure you’re ready for a whole room of colour, paint one statement wall in your favourite bright hue.
If you are looking for help with your home improvement projects, contact the experts at Duby’s Home Centre. Their team can talk you through your project and even recommend experts to help with all your home improvement needs. Get in touch with them today!