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Do you want to update your home on a budget? In the last year, the price of housing materials seems to be going through the roof, which is seeing more homeowners staying put. Opting to update their homes instead of moving somewhere new.

No matter what your budget is, there are always budget-friendly ways you can make stylish updates to your home. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your family bathroom, add a skylight to your bedroom or replace worn-out flooring. 

Here are some affordable ideas on how to renovate and update your home on a budget.

Stair runners

Stairs are often the first thing you see when you walk into a house, so why not make them into a feature or focal point. You could wow your guests with a stylish stair runner perhaps. Leading their eye upwards in awe. Or perhaps you could replace the bannister with something more suited to your style. Even something as simple as a lick of paint might bring them back to life.

Flooring

You can transform any room in your home with a clever choice of flooring to suit your style. Something as simple as replacing old, tired flooring can completely uplift a space and make it feel brand new.

Whether you opt for lvt flooring in – wood, marble or even stone to make your space feel luxurious. There’s so much to choose from, you’re bound to find what you want in your price range. Plus, if you act now, you may even get something in the black Friday sales!

A gorgeous fireplace

A real, or gas fireplace can be such a focal point to any room so if you’re lucky enough to have one in your home, make it stand out. Perhaps you could replace the tiles surrounding the fire, or even bring back the character it once had with the original tiles.

However, you could also go the other way and modernise it by adding in a stunning oak wooden beam. If you have a wood burner, you might consider stacking logs on either side to give it a warming, cottage feel. Pinterest is a great place to find inspiration like this for fireplaces, to feel out what your style might be. 

New doors

A new lick of paint can often work wonders as a quick fix on something like an old door. However, replacing old doors with new ones is also a pretty cheap option, depending on what you go for, to update your home on a budget. Of course, solid oak doors, or ones with glass in will often be a lot more expensive. 

If you want your home to have curb appeal, replacing your front door with something more stylish, or traditional can create a great first impression. There are even many companies that will create a bespoke door for you – at a price of course!

Fixtures and fittings

You’d be surprised at how different a room can feel just by switching up the fixtures and fittings. For example, perhaps you would love a new kitchen but can’t quite afford to do it just yet.

That’s OK, maybe you could just change all the door handles with gorgeous new ones for now or get new light switches to match your theme. It’s a very affordable way to give a space a new lease of life without having to spend much time or money on it.

Shutters

Shutters can make a statement in any room in a home, transforming it from old and boring to new and exciting. Plus, they also provide privacy and are a cool way to filter light, especially if you get a lot of natural light in through your windows.

You could either team your shutters with light, romantic drapes or do away with all other window treatments altogether and have them as more of a feature.

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