You’ve just bought a new home, and you’re excited about furnishing it, but you have a problem called lack of money?
Of course, a low budget is a problem we often encounter when we just bought, want to renovate or refresh our living space, which is why the much desired “makeover” in the end mostly remains an unfulfilled desire. But the good news is that a solution exists and is at your fingertips.
Cheap ideas in decorating apartments are tempting to many, because with smart solutions, the cost of furnishing an apartment can be reduced to a minimum. There are tons of examples where people have managed to think of smart ways to furnish their new homes with minimum investments, and made it look super chic.
One such smart idea is to eliminate the need that all rooms must be harmonized at the beginning when furnishing the apartment. Each room in your home tells its own story that can serve as an example to everyone on how to create an original interior with a minimal budget. Everyone can easily use a range of innovative ideas in their home and save money.
So, let’s see what we have prepared for your furnishing on a budget mission…
Search for good deals
Generally, searching for good deals on the internet is something you should do every time you need to buy something. Especially when we talk about furniture, because some pieces should be of great quality (like the mattress, for instance) since you buy them now, and who knows when. So, browse through the web to see which of the venues has the best deals you can to save up some money. Also, check this website.
More expensive doesn’t have to mean better
Super expensive does not necessarily mean much better, so before making any purchase, first determine the priorities on which you should not save and what you should not spend a lot on.
For example, set aside more money for a quality and comfortable bed and mattress, but save on decorative items such as shelves or pillows that you will make yourself. Simply change your perspective and the way you look at things, imagine what you see in the store in a different role because that way you get something of your own, unique and for little money.
Remember, you can always do some DIY and recycling. Below are some ideas:
Installations and other alternative materials should be your choice
Great savings can be achieved if you are looking for alternative materials that are not the first choice for home use. In this way, the electric hoses can serve as floor moldings, but also as an economical move, namely through them it is possible to pass installations for gas, heating and electricity. In this way, since it is an effective red color, an aesthetic play of lines is created through the apartment, in addition, the sleeves with the addition of a ceramic neck and large bulbs become very effective chandeliers.
The kitchen furniture on a budget
Appliances and existing kitchen elements can be easily integrated within a whole that does not require buying a kitchen or making custom elements by covering them with a worktop and merging them into one modular element. Everything you need is in one piece and can be pulled out as needed.
Tight budget can lead to another interesting idea – instead of investing in hanging kitchen elements, you can draw the shape of each pot on the wall with an ordinary waterproof felt-tip pen, hammer in a nail and hang kitchen utensils. In this way, the effect of the puzzle is achieved aesthetically, and besides, there is no crowd because every dish has its place.
The shelf for the living room can be made by stacking ordinary bricks and rolls for plotting. Brick serves as a skeleton on which compacted and glued rolls are stacked, the strength of which can withstand a large load.
You can replace the glass on the door with cheaper plexiglass, whose function is not only economical but also aesthetic, because plexiglass comes in a whole range of colors. And in the end, you save up quite a lot on things like wall décor.
You can make the elements in the bathroom yourself from concrete. It is necessary to make a design and pour the concrete formwork, and voila you have yourself a bathtub. Although it requires some skills, it’s worth having such a piece in your bathroom.
And in this case, a perfectly aesthetic and inexpensive solution determined the external appearance of the bathroom, instead of ceramic tiles all the elements can be painted in a ship’s color that is waterproof and durable to all external influences. The walls can be covered instead of ceramic tiles with cement tile adhesive that is varnished with boat varnish in three layers.
Choose second hand
Your home furniture is one of the reasons why you love your home. Furniture is an accessory that makes your living space complete and helps you enjoy the comfort of your home with style. Since furniture makes up the majority of our home, we often cannot change it as often as we would like. Instead of saving, why not buy second-hand furniture? At times it turns out cheaper to buy second hand and then restore it. Moreover, you can find better quality furniture than what you would buy in stores that sell new pieces. If restored properly, it can last for ages.
In the end, having a tight budget only means you have to calculate your expenditures before you go shopping, know which item you want to spend money on, and stick to it. Despite the fact that you may be buying second-hand furniture, you can still easily get carried away when you find the perfect pieces! Just be sure to keep track of how many items you have added to the home list, and don’t go beyond it.