• Tuesday, December 05, 2023
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You can equip your home without breaking the bank


As well as being beautifully furnished and stylishly decorated, it is likely you would want your dream home to include the very latest in technology. However, when you have a budget to work with, the idea of decorating your home can be overwhelming especially when every room seems to need a touch of the latest technology.

While staying on to of the latest releases and still sticking to a modest budget is not as easy as it sounds, it is possible, experts say.

Most experts say you do not have to splash out cash on the most expensive items to enjoy technology. By being a little smarter with your money, you could end up with your dream home and financial


When it comes to the living room, furniture is indispensable. According to experts the first thing to do is to hunt for freebies, which is actually easier than buying fairly used. Some websites advertise furniture that people are giving away, so it’s worth checking these sites on a daily basis to know when such opportunities present themselves.

You can also sign up to their mailing lists to make sure you do not miss out on any goodies. Obviously, when you are getting furniture for free, you can not have specific requirements. However, as long as you are prepared to be creative, you can turn something old and scruffy into something funky and fresh looking, interior decorator experts say. If you’ve managed to acquire some furniture of your own over the years but it’s no longer to your taste or in vogue consider re-upholstering such furniture with updated colored and styled materials.

As tempting as it might be to put another television set in the bedroom, studies have shown that the use of digital devices can contribute to poor standards of sleep. So, forgo the late night shows for a bit of real relaxation and instead of splashing out a fortune on fancy mattresses which might not even work, invest in cheap modern applications like sleep cycle which monitors your level of sleep and wakes you up at the right moment feeling refreshed.

According to experts most people pay little attention to their bathrooms, however less costly items like shower curtains, shower rods, and bath mats are easy ways to bring color and brightness to a boring bathroom. Consider changing the theme of the bathroom with paint and add a new colour palette for your new bath linen to match. Equally, modernise the plumbing feature of your bathrooms by changing the metal finish.

With smart fridge-freezers and slick touch-sensitive hobs, technology in the kitchen is becoming increasingly sophisticated; it can be easy to get carried away. However, experts say you do not need to overhaul the entire kitchen to enjoy a bit of cooking gadgetry. Instead of investing in big appliances, look for smaller, less expensive items.

From potato peelers to toastie-makers, there are endless inventions which could keep you entertained and well fed in the heart of the home; and by shopping online with vouchers, you could come across some great money saving deals.

Long gone are the days when do-it-yourself (DIY) projects were only for crafts people and those handy with power tools. However, with the rise of online tutorials, satellite television, DIY networks and the internet the world of savvy and cheap home improvement is at your fingertips, expert’s say.