With the recent GST implemented in Malaysia on April, many people were heavily affected by the growing cost to decorate their little sanctuary called home. Many people have ditched the ideas of hiring interior designers as they usually charge a hefty sum of money to design and decorate their apartments. We at HomeDecoMalaysia.com believed that you can reduce these costs by researching some simple, small renovation ideas which can bring major makeover affect to your home 🙂
Here’s 5 small budget renovation ideas which we think that will benefit you if you are willing to experiment on your home. And You’re welcome:
1. Wall Paint
I believe that getting the colour correct should be the top priority list in your home renovation. The basic interior of your home should consist of wall paint that suits your taste and personality. The overall cost to do this should be minimal if you are planning to do it yourself.
You can too hire contractors or workers to help you out at a per hour basis. If you want to further reduce the costing, you can always hire your friends and families to help out on this. Perhaps some pizza hut or dining treat after that? If you are concerned about the costs involved and other aspects of your planned renovations then you might like to read this complete guide to home renovation.
And if you are looking for a professional touch on your wall paint, you can always try different paint method such as Texture Paint. Paint companies usually provide step-by-step manual if you are doing it yourself and it is very easy to apply it on your wall, if you do it correctly
As I mentioned dozen of times in HomeDecoMalaysia, Lighting is the second most important aspect in your renovation ideas. You would need to mix and match on what kind of lighting you preferred having in your apartment. Here’s some ideas to help you kick-start:
You can go for any lighting shop to seek advice from the masters there, purchase them and you can then hire workers/contractors to help you install them in your home. Therefore, further reducing your cost while getting the job done.
3. Kitchen Cabinet and Island
An awesome kitchen wouldn’t be complete without kitchen cabinets and a cool kitchen island. Proper planning will be needed to ensure your cooking flow won’t be interrupted.
The design of your kitchen will incurred the most expensive cost among the rest of the ideas here since the contractor would need to tailor-made your kitchen cabinets and kitchen island according to your apartment floor plan. However, we believe the cost can be lower if you ask friends and family members to recommend the best contractors around your area. Researching through forums will help you to understand more on what to expect.
4. Plaster Ceiling
In order to create a better ceiling view of your room, you can consider engaging contractors to design customise plaster ceiling for your home. Combined with proper lighting, it gives the room a complete makeover while providing modernistic feel onto it.
To create extra room space for your house, you should consider create partitions to divide your room space into effective usage. While properly define each space for a purpose, partitions can be temporary or permanent depending on your planning for your home.
I believe there are more small budget renovation ideas out there that you all can explore. Of course there are bigger renovation that you may need to do in and around the house, such as getting in touch with a roof replacement service to fix your leaking roof or finding the time to completely redecorate your bathroom. These take more time than these small budget renovations, which is why anyone, no matter where you live can give these a go!
It doesn’t need to be ascetic, it could even be looking at the home security camera options that are on offer to you, these are all upgrades to a renovation project. These are merely some of the examples we believe can add value into your current home decoration ideas.
Feel free to drop us a comment on what do you think about this articles. Or perhaps you have some fantastic ideas that you can share here.