Styling your home on a budget

Hot pink painted room, with stripy couch

Most of us spend a lot of time each year maintaining our homes. Often a little bit of paint, lighting and colour can make all the difference. Here are a few tips which can help save you money whilst styling your home.

Shop for bargains

Charity stores and markets are great for picking up bargains and there are many located across Auckland and Northland. For second hand furniture and household items, check out the Auckland and Northland Habitat for Humanity ReStores.

Kitchen

Replacing, covering or painting high usage areas such as cupboard doors, door knobs, tap fittings and benchtops can be a quick and inexpensive way to freshen the overall appearance.

Bathroom

Often all you need is a coat of paint, and with bathrooms, mould resistant paint is a great choice. Replacing chipped tiles and missing grouting and cleaning blinds/curtains is also a great way to spruce up.

Recycle or reuse products

Take a look around for old objects that you could use to create new household items such as lamps or shelving. These can help brighten or lighten a space.

Do some DIY

Sanding or re-sealing wooden floors is a great DIY project as it requires little skill but makes such difference.

Want to know more about how to add value to your property?

For more advice, contact one of our salespeople or check out our landlord tips on how to add value to your home.