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From Old To New: 10 Quick & Easy Home Renovation Ideas

Looking for stylish, cost-effective, and quick renovation ideas you can tackle in your free time? We’ve got you covered — here are 10 DIY projects anyone can try, even if you’re on a budget. 

1. Paint your rooms 

When it comes to easy renovation ideas, it doesn’t get much simpler than a fresh lick of paint. Whether it’s a bold burst of colour or a calming, neutral tone, a coat of paint can completely transform any room. 

You don’t need to be an expert, either, but if you’d rather have some help, check out our painting services.  

2. Buy some flowers

If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, brighten it up with some new flowers or shrubbery. 

Don’t worry if you’re in an apartment, though. You can pick up indoor flowers and stage them around the house for an instant transformation. 

3. Refresh your kitchen cabinets

You can either replace worn cabinet doors and handles with new hardware, or sand your existing cabinets down and freshen them up with some paint or varnish. 

4. Change the lightbulbs 

Easy home renovation projects don’t get much simpler than this! Switch out your existing lightbulbs for softer LEDs to transform the ambience around your home. 

You could also swap light switches for dimmers so you can customise the bulb brightness throughout the day.

5. Install a stair runner

Lay a stair runner to instantly brighten any staircase around the home. They’re easy to put down and, best of all, they make slippery wooden stairs that little bit safer. 

6. Replace old caulk

When was the last time you inspected the caulk sealant around your bath, shower and tiles? 

Put down a new coat of caulk to keep your bathroom looking fresh and prevent mildew from taking hold.  

7. Build more shelves

Make the most of “dead” space and declutter your home by installing some shelves or bookcases. You don’t need to build anything huge, though. Even just one or two shelves drilled into the wall can really help you improve any home space. 

Small renovations like shelves and bookcases can be both practical and eye-catching — so why not brighten your new storage space with artwork, plants and other cool ornaments?

8. Improve your hallway

Don’t neglect your hallway. After all, it’s the first area people see when they enter your home. Make the most of the existing space by:

  • hanging a mirror 
  • installing a shoe rack and a few hooks for coats
  • throwing down a new rug

Even if it’s a small room, you can make the most of the space.

9. Upgrade old furniture

When it comes to easy home renovation ideas, it’s all about making the most of what you already have. Polish up an old office desk or reupholster your dining chairs to breathe new life into older staple pieces. 

If you’re not confident tackling a big project, remember — keep it simple with some adhesive contact paper, stickers or paint. 

10.Retile your kitchen or bathroom

If you’re confident tackling your own kitchen and bathroom renovations, switch out your old tiles for fresh designs. 

Or, you can always revitalise your existing tiles by cleaning up the grout, if you prefer. Even a little TLC can spruce up any kitchen or bathroom space, so pay attention to the finishing touches.

Let us help you transform your home

With some creativity and planning, you can transform your home and renovate your favourite spaces with our suggested easy home renovations ideas — all without breaking the bank. 

That said, at Mr and Mrs Elias, we know that DIY and home renovation projects aren’t for everyone, so if you’re looking for experienced professionals to handle the improvements for you, give us a call today.