Renovating your home doesn’t need to be an expensive experience. There are many simple, affordable ways to renovate your home; ways that don’t break your back and certainly don’t break the bank.

Ideally, you’ll be into DIY – but it’s not an absolute must. The great thing about quick and easy renovation is that you can pick up DIY in a matter of minutes. Simple do-it-yourself jobs are much easier than they look (and they help shed the pounds, too!).

A Lick of Paint

A fresh coat of paint can transform a room.

No matter what color your existing rooms happen to be, painting can rejuvenate their look in a matter of hours. In addition, you don’t need to be an expert – or even hire an expert – to paint your rooms. There are some great guides online to help you along the way.

And if you think about it, this make sense. Walls occupy so much of a room’s appearance. Even if nothing else, other than the walls, were touched – the room can undergo a total transformation at very little cost.

Changing the dishwasher

You’d be surprised how expensive dishwashers can be.

It might be time to change your current dishwasher for an energy-saving equivalent. Yes, you’ll be forking out a couple of hundred dollars initially, but it’ll save you many more dollars in the long-term.

If you don’t own a dishwasher at all, you’re using almost 50 percent more water. Save energy and save money by investing in an energy-saving dishwasher; the results will bear out in the weeks and months ahead.

Adding flowers

Many householders aren’t interested in flowers, but they should be.

You don’t need a degree in horticulture to look after plants. There are many low-maintenance plants that don’t require much watering (such as aloe vera plants). Many plants are also remarkably affordable; extraordinary given the vibrancy they can add.

If you’re not sure which plants are for you, just drop down to your local garden center and ask about their low-maintenance plants. The team will be more than happy to direct you on which plants suits your needs.

Laying insulation

For insulation, we need to think long-term.

Insulation can prove expensive at the outset, but we need to think about how expensive everyday energy use can be – particularly over the colder winter months. Insulation means we require less energy during these energy-intensive months, saving dollars in the long-term.

Insulation also makes householders feel more comfortable at home. There is less demand to dash to the heaters to keep the temperatures that bit more tolerable. For many people, this can prove to be a real cost-saver and comfort-provider.

The front door

It might be time to open the way to a new front door.

The front door is to a house what teeth are to a face. We notice when things don’t look quite so well and we know how things ought to be. Buying a quality, wooden front door is remarkably affordable and it can transform the look of your home.

Quality, wooden doors are also likely to last much longer. Cheap doors will wear and tear over time, meaning you spend more in the long-term. Best to get the best of both worlds and invest in a door that improves your home and one that withstands inevitable wear and tear.