Renovate your home on a budget with B&Q

Renovating your home doesn’t have to be expensive. When it comes to renovation, you don’t have to break the bank to get great results. With B&Q, you can get everything you need to renovate your home on a budget without skimping on quality and materials. With B&Q’s Total Home Makeover Week on now, here are some tips on how you can renovate both on a budget! 

Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchens are one of those rooms where you have to make some major decisions right off the bat. When designing your kitchen, you can either go for a minimalist look or splurge for custom cabinetry—and everything in between.
It all depends on how much you want to spend, how much space you have, and what style best suits your needs. Luckily, there’s an option out there for every type of homeowner. Here are just a few ideas to get you started:
A) If you need storage space, but don’t want to invest in expensive custom cabinets, consider buying unfinished cabinets and painting them yourself. You can also add hardware like handles and knobs that will give your cabinets a customized feel without breaking the bank.
B) If you like having extra countertop space for food prep or entertaining guests, try installing pull-out drawers under your sink instead of opting for traditional cabinets.

Take care of your flooring

Carpet, laminate flooring, or wood? Laminate floors are cheap and easy to install, but they won’t be around forever. To future-proof your next flooring choice, opt for wood. While they do cost more than other options, wood floors will last longer than any other type of flooring you can put in your home. Be sure to plan ahead when installing them, though. They need at least 24 hours to acclimate before being walked on. If you don’t give them enough time, they could warp or crack. Wood is also susceptible to dents and scratches—and if that happens, there isn’t much you can do about it besides refinishing it. But if you take care of your wood floors properly (by keeping pets off them and by using coasters under drinks), then they should stay looking great for years. And since they look so good, you might even want to keep them long after they start to show their age. Are all laminate floors created equal? : Not exactly. There are many different types of laminates available today, and each one has its own strengths and weaknesses. The differences between these products depend largely on how each is made.

Add Tiling

Tile is an affordable way to cover floors, walls, and other surfaces in your home or business. If you’re looking for something that will last, consider tile flooring. It’s durable enough to stand up to heavy foot traffic while still being relatively easy to install. Additionally, tile is available in a wide range of colors and styles so you can customize it to fit your unique aesthetic preferences—without breaking the bank. When choosing tile, think about how much you want to spend per square foot. Higher-end tiles may cost more but they’ll also look better over time. Cheaper tiles might be less expensive upfront, but their lower quality means they won’t hold up as well over time. For larger projects like tiling a kitchen backsplash or bathroom wall, make sure you have enough tile on hand before beginning installation. This is especially important if your project requires multiple boxes of tile because different brands and types come in different quantities. You should also be aware that not all tiles are created equal: some are made from natural materials like marble, slate, ceramic, and stone; others are made from synthetic materials like plastic resins or glass; and many fall somewhere in between these two extremes.

Remember to lighten as well

Lighting is one of those overlooked items when it comes to improving any area of your home. Lighting can make or break a space, no matter how much time you put into decorating or landscaping. Use lighting to give character to different rooms in your house. For example, try hanging some pendant lights over an island in a kitchen that doesn’t have too many windows or use spotlights to highlight certain pieces of furniture. If you are going for an open-concept design in an upper level, you can use track lighting and dimmers to create different areas within that one room. It’s also good for reading lamps for bedrooms, family rooms and living spaces. You will save energy by keeping light focused instead of letting it shine around from ceiling fixtures all day long.

Decorate your Walls 

Painting your walls will give you an instant new look, which is why it’s always a popular renovation choice. There are lots of techniques you can use to get that ‘just painted’ look—whether you want straight lines or something more decorative—but we recommend hiring out if you’re not sure how to start. Alternatively, making small changes like wallpapering can be really effective; simple paper prints are easy to put up yourself and offer some impact without costing as much as painting. It’s worth thinking about what your walls mean in terms of color too; if they represent a big part of your identity or personality, changing them could have unforeseen consequences down the line… What do they say about you? What do other people think about them?

The sale is ON!

Finding cheap and stylish ways to renovate your home can be difficult, especially when you consider how many products are available. But why let financial constraints hold you back? At B&q, we’ve made it our mission to give homeowners everywhere access to affordable solutions for every project imaginable. If you’re renovating, why not start at one of our stores? We offer everything from paint, wallpaper and wall-fixing materials to doors, kitchen appliances and garden supplies. And, if you need any help deciding what would suit your space best, our friendly in-store experts are more than happy to lend a hand.

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