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Five Budget-Friendly Home Improvements

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Looking for a weekend project that won’t break the bank? Get stuck into one of these DIYs.

Revamp the Entry

Add personality by painting the front door. If you follow Feng Shui, click here for the perfect colour. Replace the worn out welcome mat and modernise any out-dated light fittings. Not only will you love coming home, but you’ll improve the overall curb appeal.

Shelve It

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Stuck for storage? Add open shelves to a spare kitchen wall. Choose brackets that match your existing décor, leave shelves plain or add personality through contact, paint or washi tape. Display canisters, tea cups and cookbooks, or keep spices and often-used items within arm’s reach.

 

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Get Organised

Paint a section of wall, or cupboard door with chalkboard paint, or cover with ‘stick-on’ whiteboard. This is great for shopping lists, to-do lists or leaving messages. Keep fuel vouchers and receipts handy by hanging clipboards.

Encourage kids to tidy their bedrooms by using modular storage units with baskets or clear tubs. Labels ensure everything has a place, making packing up less overwhelming. Open spaces can be used as bookshelves.

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You’ve Got Mail!

Although a little less-used these days, the letterbox still deserves some love. Choose a style and colour suiting your garden or home. Jazz it up with easily-seen numbers and appropriate junk mail signage, if required. Get creative!

If you’re moving your letterbox to a different location, don’t forget to dial before you dig!

The Great Outdoors

Warmer weather usually means BBQs! Make your outdoor area a place of relaxation and enjoyment through a few small changes. Update your outdoor setting, pot some greenery and flowers, or liven up the area by hanging art, lighting or décor wall panels. For cooler months, add a portable gas heater or fire pit if you have the space.

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