January is always a good time of year to think about renovating the home – this year more than ever. Now we’re in another lockdown, many of us will be spending more time indoors – and whether you have extra money to splash or you’re cutting your expenditure during the pandemic, there are plenty of ways to update your space. Here’s how…
A Lick of Paint
If you don’t have the spare money to overhaul your kitchen and choose new cabinets and appliances just yet, a lick of paint will go a long way – on the walls, or even on the cabinets themselves, if they’re made out of a material you can easily paint over, such as wood. Chalk paint makes the process really simple and cuts down on the amount of paint you need, so consider trying it out.
Scour the Internet for advice, paying particular attention to interiors blogs and even YouTube tutorials. You’ll find a host of tips online, with plenty on how to renovate on a budget.
Do you have a bare wall in your kitchen that’s just crying out to be filled? Perhaps you want to liven up the area above your dining table, or maybe there’s another section of your space that could do with some tweaks?
The easiest way to add interest to any ‘blank canvas’ is to hang some pictures – and there are plenty of sites to find artwork that complements your taste. It doesn’t have to be expensive either; look at Amazon, Etsy, Not on the High Street, Dunelm, Matalan and other home interior sites and shops. While you will have to rely on viewing the pictures online only at the moment, you can still have fun shopping for them.
Replace Old Appliances
If you’re in desperate need of a new appliance but don’t have the budget to pay for it all in one go, Klarna may be an option for you.
What is Klarna?
The Swedish service provider allows you to buy now and pay later, meaning you can purchase the items you need without having to worry about upfront costs.
Taking end-to-end responsibility for your payment, Klarna is the provider of smooth payments to more than 100,000 online stores.
So, if you need that new integrated microwave now, you may find this is the route for you.
Too many appliances on your worktops? Or perhaps you have a cupboard that’s packed to the brim with mugs, glasses and crockery? Set aside the first month or two of 2021 to declutter your kitchen and you may find it has a new lease of life after you’ve got to work.
Dig deep into the back of cupboards and drawers and donate or discard anything you no longer use or need.
If paperwork is piling up in the drawers or even on the fridge door, find a place for it – and stick to storing it there to keep your kitchen clutter-free.
We hope you found this blog post useful; do let us know if you’re renovating your kitchen this year. We’d love to know how you plan to give it a new lease of life.
Until next time…