Last updated on October 29th, 2022 at 11:47 pm
If your home is due for an upgrade, but you are concerned about financing it with Christmas and winter fuel costs looming, then this article is for you.
This article will look at ways you can upgrade your home without breaking the bank!
Upcycling is a huge trend that has taken Instagram by storm over the last couple of years. The great thing is that it can literally be applied to anything, from clothes to furniture.
In addition to it being a lot of creative fun, you can also save huge amounts of money making your old furniture look fabulous!
Upcycling can include anything from repainting an item to changing handles, reupholstering, or even changing the height of items by sawing down legs, etc. Your imagination is your only limitation when it comes to this great practice and it’s satisfying to see something go from old and tired to glittering once more!
In addition, the costs of materials are way cheaper than purchasing new furniture items and it is wonderful for the environment so it is a win-win situation. Plus, you will have a really unique piece of furniture!
You can also upcycle your wallpaper by painting it rather than purchasing new one!
Buy Pre Loved
‘One man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure so they say. Well, when trying to upgrade your home this is absolutely true, you can save up to 90% on the cost of new furniture and homewares, which is amazing. You may have to trawl around to collect these items, but the fuel money will usually be cheaper than store delivery costs anyway!
Get Discounted Deals
If you do want to buy new, then there are many ways to get home goods at a discount.
Some of these include:
Many stores have promotional days where you can make significant gains on the RRP prices. Some of these include Black Friday (the last Friday in November) and Cyber Monday (an online version of Black Friday, which follows the Monday after). Most retailers participate in this day and there are huge savings to be had. Especially on technology items such as TVs.
Amazon Prime day is another great one, but it is limited to Amazon’s online store. However, Amazon as the largest online retailer literally stocks everything you could possibly need, and the discounts are such that it is worth getting one month of Prime membership to take advantage.
Most major stores will advertise deals, especially for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas, and New Year. Find blogs or resources that provide constant updates on the best deals in major stores. For example, this post on Macy’s Black Friday doorbusters lists all the best deals to anticipate this year.
When you check out from an online purchase, you may have noticed the little ‘discount code box. Many sites have coupon codes floating around, which will usually give between 5% and 50% discounts on your purchases.
To find them, you can utilize sites like Coupons.com, browser extensions like Coupon Birds, or simply just do a quick Google Search!
Look For Discounts
Often certain groups of people will be eligible for discounts from stores. This often includes students and pensioners, so it is worth asking whether you are eligible for discount schemes at individual stores.
Make Little Changes
Sometimes you don’t need to go all out and change everything in your home to give it a facelift. For example, accessorize by adding new cushion covers or hanging prints on the walls.
Add mirrors to create the illusion of more space and change up your window coverings to play around with light in the room to change the feel.
Upgrading your home for fall doesn’t have to be expensive, sometimes small changes can make a big difference.
If you do want to upgrade, consider either upcycling, buying used, or using discount codes to get the best deals possible on your new home look.