As a first home buyer, the budget you have designated for your first home may not have room for all of the features and fixtures of the dream home you envisaged for yourself. However, that’s not to say that you cannot create a comfortable and stylish home within a reasonable budget once you have bought your first house.
When it comes time to moving in, don’t be discouraged if you can’t find the latest stainless steel fridge or Scandinavian style dining table that can fit within your budget.
Here are 3 inexpensive DIY projects that you can do in a weekend to give your first home that personalised touch.
1. Once you have bought your first home, it’s likely that you’ll want to make the kitchen the heart of your home. While buying matching white goods and upgrading your existing, possibly outdated appliances can be extremely expensive, there is a much simpler and cheaper way to bring a modern feel into your first home with stainless steel paint. Three coats of a quality stainless steel paint can transform your white, outdated fridge into a sophisticated feature of your kitchen.
2. One of the best ways to add a sense of your personal style to your first home is through art work, but it’s likely that your budget doesn’t have room for that $3000 resin canvas you have been eyeing off. There are virtually limitless possibilities when it comes to DIY art projects for your first home, from do it yourself canvas pieces to creative wall hangings, the majority of which won’t come close to breaking the bank.
3. Living in Perth, most of us look forward to those lazy summer afternoons spent soaking up the sun in our backyards. Just because you are working within a budget after purchasing your first home, that doesn’t mean you have to forgo that hanging wall garden you’ve wanted or that dedicated space for a veggie patch. Even if your first home didn’t come with landscaping as part of your house and land package, there are many backyard DIY projects that can fit within a tight budget.
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