In an economic
recession such as the one the world let alone the UK is
currently experiencing, unnecessary expense has to be avoided,
and people are always looking at ways to save money in all
aspects of their domestic and working lives. Owning and
maintaining a property has always been one sure way to spend
money, particularly where older properties are concerned.
The financial pressure on everybody, the reluctance of banks
to lend money, and the high cost of borrowing mean that
improving and / or selling your home can be very difficult
in a recession. There are however some low cost ways to
enhance the look and upkeep of your home.
Replacing a kitchen
can be very expensive, even if you choose the finance options.
In many relatively modern kitchen units there more or less
standard sizes to the cupboards and a modular nature to
them. This means that individual parts of them can be replaced
with new parts rather than replacing the whole thing. By
simply replacing new kitchen cupboard doors, some worktop
surfaces and / or the kitchen cupboard handles, your kitchen
units can look like new and can incorporate elements of
the most modern designs.
simple as a new coat of paint can also bring a brighter
more up to date feel to a room. By incorporating this with
a boldly patterned accent wall paper on just one wall of
a room you can bring the room right up to date for very
New, modern light
fittings and bulbs often end up reduced in price in regular
sales at large DIY stores. By installing some of these in
the most widely used rooms you again really enhance the
appearance of the room, and make the whole design look much
more up to date at a relatively small cost.
the blind slats in your vertical
blinds, or buying a new vertical
blind can be another relatively low cost way of improving
the overall aesthetics of a room. Good vertical blind companies
offer a wide range of fabric and colour options, and some
offer the chance to buy individual vertical
blind slats at less than £1 each.