Bathroom decor ideas you can make on a budget

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A Designer’s Guide to Renovations at Any Budget

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So, you’ve decided to spruce up your space. Maybe you’re starting small: new throw pillows, getting artwork professionally framed and mounted, or finally starting the garden of your dreams. Before you know it, you’re ready to make an even bigger investment in your living space—a fresh coat of paint, new rugs, overhead lighting fixtures you actually like. And if you own your home? Even bigger projects might be on the horizon.

Interior designer KV Harper has been there. As the founder and principal of KEX Design + Build, she’s worked with clients all over the country to turn houses into forever homes (not to mention her own space in New Orleans’ Seventh Ward). Harper got her start in set design, and her firm works on renovation and design projects of all shapes and sizes, from taking a kitchen down to the studs to choosing tabletop accessories that will give

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An interior decor YouTuber has 3 top tips for transforming your rental apartment into a stylish home on a budget



a woman standing in a room: Alexandra Gater is an interiors YouTuber. Lauren Kolyn.


© Lauren Kolyn.
Alexandra Gater is an interiors YouTuber. Lauren Kolyn.

  • Alexandra Gater is a Toronto-based interiors YouTuber with 317,000 followers who specializes in making over small properties in renter-friendly ways, on a budget.
  • She told Insider her three top tips for transforming a rental apartment without spending a fortune.
  • There are lots of ways you can add your own style to an apartment without making permanent changes, like replacing the light fixtures.
  • It’s also important to live in a space for a while first before rushing into any changes.
  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Rental homes. They’re often small, a bit worse for wear, and full of cheap identikit furniture.

Even if your landlord gives you permission to make some home improvements, most renters don’t want to invest in big renovations because, well, they may very well be leaving before too long.

So it can be hard to

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Updating Bathrooms on a Budget

Don’t think you can afford to update your bathroom? We’ve rounded up some tips to help you get a new look without breaking the bank.

No matter how tight your budget (or the restrictions on decorating), there’s a way to give your bathroom a new lease of life.

Our tips include low-cost refreshes you can make in just a couple of hours, plus tactics to keep the cost down even if you need to make bigger changes.

If you want to get an idea of the cost of a new bathroom, our page on planning and buying a bathroom suite reveals the average cost for different-sized rooms. 

Clean and regrout

A build-up of grime, limescale and mould can quickly make any bathroom look tired, so your first step in any budget bathroom makeover should be to give everything a thorough clean. You can buy specialist products from supermarkets and DIY

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‘Belfast House Bird’ reveals her rain forest bathroom, how to pull off a dark wall and her top five budget tips

Have-a-go interior design enthusiasts are taking over Instagram at the moment.

And in Belfast, there’s no shortage of proud home owners taking to the platform to share their decor, design inspiration and budget-friendly make-over tips.

One such homeowner is Valerie Robinson – also known as the Belfast House Bird – from Jordanstown.

Valerie, an education worker by profession, has been transforming her 1950s bungalow which she describes as ‘a work in progress – on a limited budget.’

Her fifth home so far, the mum of two is no stranger to decorating her home but still finds bold, innovative ways to give her rooms a new lease of of life.

We caught up with Valerie to talk all things interior design – from bargains and money-saving tips and tricks to her unique rain forest bathroom and how to pull off a dark feature wall.

What is your interior design style?

“I

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Home Decor Refresh on a Budget- Using What You Already Have

Due to COVID-19, a lot of us are stuck inside our homes. If you’re anything like me, staying at home just makes you see that you want a home decor refresh. You need just a few changes to just to spruce up the place a bit. Sometimes just little changes can make a space feel completely new and fresh.

The only problem is because we’re stuck at home, a lot of us have had to tighten our budgets. Plus, stores aren’t open.

Despite our circumstances, there are ways you can have a home decor refresh without spending money and without shopping!

Simply use things you already have around your home to spruce things up and give spaces in your home a fresh new look.

Here are 7 different items that you might already have at home that you can incorporate into your home decor to give your home a refreshed

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Home Improvement on a Budget: 4 Tips to Follow

Homeownership is one of life’s great milestones, and if you own your own home you have probably spent a long time thinking about the improvements you can make to your space.

One of the biggest hurdles to home improvement is cost, as some remodeling and redecorating work can cost thousands, putting home improvements out of reach for many families.

There are many great improvements you can make on a budget, however, and here we have four of the best tips available.

A Fresh Coat of Paint Can Make a Big Change

You can give your home a whole new and fresh look by giving surfaces and rooms a new coat of paint.

You may have a few old tins lying around you can use for free, but a can or two of paint can be incredibly inexpensive for the change they can bring to space.

This makes paint one of

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21 Home Improvement Ideas on Budget

If you’re an avid DIYer, you’re already on your way to saving money. But with the right planning, you can transform the feel of a whole room with a single project that only costs you a few hundred bucks.

Easy Home Upgrades You Can Do on a Budget

Pick from our round-up of value-boosting upgrades that all come in under the $500 mark—some well under. Not only will they be soft on your wallet now, but some of these will even save you money in the future. Check out our easy home improvement ideas below.

1. Refresh Your Rooms With Paint

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You can give your drab, washed-out walls a burst of brilliant depth (or wash away your decorating sins with virgin white) just by picking up a paint can and having at them. That’s the power of a coat of paint: It rearranges your reality. Which

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At TFO, we carry the best quality products all for the best prices in Sydney. Our product range is second to none as we have all the latest styles. From tiles for kitchens, bathroom walls and floors to interior and exterior living areas – we have you covered for all you need for your next tiling project.
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