Want to revamp your home but don't have the money in the bank to do it? Well, with a bit of time, creativity and determination there are a number of ways you can spruce up a house- for less than the cost of a new TV! Here are Savoo's top tips for cheap home improvements (along with some handy discount codes to help you along the way).
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Every night while my husband and I are lying in bed, I hear him ask, "Can the baby be up here?" Of course, he means our spoiled dog as we don't have an actual human protegee yet - we can discuss our strange parenting ideas later in another post. I was the one who taught Bella how to snuggle comfortably right in my arms but the fur that remains on our sheets long after she hops off disgusts me. I can't tell you how many times I've had a strand of her fur stuck to my lips or even in between my teeth. Yuck!
Bella is also allowed on our white couch while we watch television. It's
so nice to have her next to me on a chilly night. Pets are such perfect
company, aren't they? But every now and then dirt from her paws make
marks on the clean cushions while drool from her sleepy snout slips
through as well. Thank goodness we had the foresight to get couch
cushions with removable and washable covers or we would be saving up for
a new couch by now.
If you find yourself looking longingly through showhome windows, spending Sundays rearranging the furniture in your Bijou flat or making numerous failed attempts to create a bespoke piece of artwork using a small canvas and some paint samples from B & Q, it may be time to give your property a thorough once-over.
The problem is, while those with healthier budgets can dream about a
signature Laura Ashley sofa gracing their living room, the current
squeeze on our budgets means that the rest of us will have to contend
with a more modest property facelift.
But fear not homeowners,
you won't have to trade sleek for savings or pounds for paltry curtain
trims. It is possible to be financially savvy while not compromising one
iota on style. After all, hasn't IKEA
embraced the hearts of budget-conscious furniture lovers all over the
globe with nothing more than a range of flat pack furniture and a
pricing range guaranteed to weather any economic crisis?
You too can wave the magic wand of cheap and cheerful chic across your home and for less than £100. Here's how;
Home renovations are perhaps the biggest source of expenditure which many of us face during our lifetimes. For some reason, women are never happy with the way things look and, if they aren't "tidying" our possessions in some sort of domestic black hole, then they're forcing us up a ladder, paintbrush in hand.
Of course, as men we would be loath to let anyone else into our home to complete these mundane and often frustrating tasks. DIY
is one of the few areas where we males can strut around, showing off
our impressive handyman skills and no overpriced 'professional' is going
to take this from us (even if they would complete the job in half the
time and with less difficulties).
Therefore, the only option left
is to shuffle our feet and submit to the constant ear-bashing we get
over how the carpet still hasn't been replaced and how the bedroom is in
desperate need of repainting just months after you were finally
convinced that 'dusky pink' was not effeminate and would 'warm the
I am sure you have all heard about major energy companies reducing the price of their gas this past week, offering consumers a meagre 5% reduction after increases of more than 15% at the end of last year. Whilst we must be grateful for small mercies, this small reduction is unlikely to give any major relief to cash-strapped Brits facing a barrage of incentives.
After conducting a little research for you savvy shoppers out there, I
have come up with a few ways in which you can improve your home, lower
your energy consumption and increase your bank balance. Not only
will these tips save you money but they will also help you to become
more environmentally friendly, giving everyone a helping hand.
So in the interest of full disclosure, I think it's only fair to tell you that I'm writing about the many fine, high quality products sold by Oak Furniture Land because I've been told to. By the way, did I mention that Oak Furniture Land is also the UK's largest online retailer of hardwood furniture? But that aside, it's also my obligation as a blogger for a money savings site to let you know about the inside scoop we've gotten on these deals they're offering on some of their solid oak tables.
So now you might be saying to yourself, "Sure, these are great looking
tables, and at over 50% off, how could I possibly resist? But! What am I
supposed to do with them?" And luckily for you, I'm here to help you
solve all your table conundrums.