How to revamp your home without a full refurbishment


If 2020 let us have one thing, it was the gift of time in our homes. More than ever before, people were at home, with an excess of time in which to occupy themselves. For some, this ignited a desire to bake or write, or learn some kind of new skill. For others, it gave them the opportunity to really scrutinise their living spaces and find ways to improve it. Of course, budget is always a consideration and never more so than 2020, so if you are looking to revamp your home without undertaking the huge task of a full refurbishment, take a look at our top tips:

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Change your internal doors

This might not ordinarily spring to mind, but if you think about it, you have doors all throughout your home and they have a greater impact on the overall look than you might realise. Changing the doors can instantly change the style and update it or make it more in keeping with the theme throughout the rest of the space. Fortunately, thanks to online retailers such as Internal Doors UK, this doesn’t have to cost the earth either. Impressive stock volumes with a huge range of styles make browsing easy and it is a highly accessible way of buying them too. The beauty of internet shopping means companies are often forced into price parity too so you know you’re getting good value for money. The change will be huge, yet affordable.

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Decorate key areas

You might not have the time, funds, or inclination to redecorate throughout, but you could opt to either decorate certain areas with modern furniture or even just tidy up parts such as all the woodwork in the home. This might not be immediately apparent to visitors the second they walk in but will leave you with a very fresh feeling throughout everywhere. Don’t forget, the colours you choose for the rooms in your home can impact your mood and there is even science to prove it! So choose wisely for the different spaces depending on what you use them for.

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Change the lighting

You can change the way your whole house looks by adding in the right lighting. Consider adding features such as uplighting or downlighting, dimmer switches to main lights, strip lighting around kitchen cupboards and you’ll be amazed at how different your house might look. You can change the mood of the different areas in a heartbeat with the flick of a switch so it really will give your home a revamped look.

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Change the flooring

Perhaps slightly costlier than some of the other suggestions but this is an effective way of a making a huge impact without having to fully refurb. Taking up carpet and replacing it with wood-effect or some kind of hard-wearing lino type can change everything about an area. Just replacing old and worn carpet can too, especially if you go for a more striking colour.

A house revamp doesn’t necessitate a full refurbishment so if you want change with less cost and effort than ripping out and starting again, try these suggestions first. Thanks to Internal Doors UK for consulting..


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