If you’re keen to give your home a new lease of life this autumn without breaking the bank, you’ll want to consider some small home renovations. Without further ado, here are some well-suited small home renovation ideas for the autumn time.
Upcycle Old Furniture
One great way of ensuring old furniture doesn’t go to waste while refurbishing your home on a small scale is upcycling.
Upcycling means taking old furniture/items and renewing them for a new purpose. Simply Googling ‘Upcycling old furniture ideas’ or exploring websites like Pinterest can provide you with plenty of food for thought. Just ensure that any upcycled pieces you make are safe and fit for purpose. If in doubt, consult a professional.
Repaint Your Home’s Interior
You may want to spend time repainting various rooms in your home in order to give it a new lease of life. This may mean simply adding fresh layers to existing colours within rooms that need it and adding new paint colours to some rooms.
Whatever the case, once you know what’s involved, you can undertake this work DIY. Otherwise, you’ll need to hire a professional painter for the job. If changing from one paint colour to another within a given room, be sure to spend time carefully considering whether a specific colour will work in the space, especially when compared with other colours/tones in the room.
New Front Door
Another small-scale home renovation worth considering is the installation of a new front door. The price of having a new front door added is usually in or around £1,000, between labour and supply costs.
A new front door is a relatively simple way of renovating your home and, in particular, the front of it. Popular types of front doors include composite doors, wooden doors, uPVC doors and aluminium doors. Each option has its own pros and cons, so be sure to consider it carefully before making a choice.
Tailor Made Walk-in Wardrobe
While also costly, a Bespoke walk-in wardrobe may appeal to some households. A cupboard or empty box room could be suitable for creating a walk-in wardrobe. If in doubt, you could consult with a designer to determine if and where a Bespoke walk-in wardrobe might be feasible in your home.
Create Space Under the Stairs
Beyond the points already raised, you may want to hire a professional to create a space under your stairs. This is not DIY-friendly.
A space beneath the stairs may be used to store items like shoes, sports equipment, clothes and more, depending on the design and size of the space in question.
Refresh Your Deck or Patio
If you have a patio or decking, you should set aside time for maintenance during the autumn. Of course, you’ll want to hire a professional if in doubt.
Patio/decking maintenance can help address damage and refurbish the look and feel of the space. It’s best to sweep away debris from a patio about once a year in the case of a deck.
Hiring a Professional
If you intend to hire a handyman for a small home renovation (e.g. creating a Bespoke walk-in wardrobe), it’s best to secure quotes from at least three individuals in each case.
By doing so, you’ll have several quotes to compare. You may be able to look at their pricing, levels of experience and previous work to make an informed decision.