Saturday 19 September 2020

Decorating my home on a budget

Renovating your home isn’t an easy job, despite the numerous house makeover programmes over watched - Homes Under The Hammer and my favourite Property Brothers with Jonathan and Drew Scott, nothing is ever as straightforward as it should be.  When we first moved into our home, the one thing I was adamant that was happening was the hiring of professional cleaning services London, because as I have mentioned before, the home we bought wasn't left in the most desirable state. Since then, everything we have done and have achieved, we have paid for and that makes me feel quite proud, though the list to complete is seemingly endless!
Decorating my home on a budget
Since November last year we have renovated the bathroom which was part paid by our insurance because there was a leak coming through from the upstairs flat into ours and not only did it cause a whole host of mess and holes everywhere, the solid wooden flooring all lifted and it was just horrendous.

Since then we have gone on to redecorate the hallway, partly because of the water leak, with that came a new front door, again because of the water leak and then fixed flooring, painted walls and now a photo wall - finally finding somewhere for the family photos that we have to go. 

Now the lounge, a Lockdown project is almost finished. I say almost because the new flooring has gone down, the painting is done but a few touch ups are needed, bookcase is finished, new rug, new clock, new lamp, new heater cover and artwork almost all up on the walls. New sofas have finally been ordered and once they are here, in situ and hopefully as comfy as they look - yes they were a blind purchase, everything will finally come together.
Decorating my home on a budget
As ever, you start with one thing and the list gets longer, things don’t match and need to be replaced and it is these “things” that add to your budget. We now need:
  • Three new light fittings - one for the hall and two for the lounge
  • A few floating shelves for more artwork to go on
  • A mirror 
  • New curtain poles
  • New light switches
  • New sofa cushions/throw
I’m sure anyone who has done any renovations will Have some sympathy with me and this entire subject.  The one thing I am glad about is that the glossing is complete and that won’t need to be done for a few years yet.

Just the kitchen and the bedroom to go and then everywhere has been updated - saving the two most awkward rooms till last.

Is there anything about home decorating that you enjoy?

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