Painting is FUN. If 2020 has taught us anything, it is worth putting some effort into our home environment. With lockdowns and working from home becoming ever more commonplace, suddenly, many people are spending a lot more time at home – and discovering they do not always like what they see.
Does this sound like you? If 2020 has forced you to open your eyes to the peeling paintwork, crumbling ceilings, and chipped kitchen tilework, then you might be desperate for an overhaul of your house painting project.
After all, home is where we cook, sleep, eat, socialize, and work more lately. Why then would you not want to make it as fabulous as possible?
But then comes reality. You are skint. Really skint. And hiring a painter to do the job to a professional standard costs. A lot. So, you’re looking to do a remodel without the remodeler.
Relax. This can be done. Our expert designer has compiled some tips to transform your home WITHOUT it breaking the bank.
Paint your tiles!
If you want new tiles but don’t have the money or will to do it,
don’t despair! Did you know you could paint them too? We suggest a quality tile paint and watching this how-to video for some tips!
But if you can afford new tiles, you can completely transform a room without making any other major changes. This works particularly well in bathrooms and kitchens.
If you are confident enough, you can lay them yourself, which will save you some money. Some of the most inspirational choices are:
- Feature Cabrera – the Feature Cabrera design is not for everyone, but we love the Moorish design and the complexity of the pattern.
- Feature Archer tiles – these quirky tiles are among our favorites, as they immediately bring a class to any living space, no matter how basic.
With their sleek, elongated design, these parallelogram tiles are one of the winners of 2020!
- Feature Art – the Feature Art tile we have chosen is one of the most simple yet most striking designs of the year.
These geometric designs come as series – you can choose one, two, or all of them as they mix and match a dream.
All three styles lend themselves well to being painted; the only limit is your imagination!
Paint the units
There is more to residential painting than simply putting color on the walls. And this is never more true than with your kitchen or bathroom units.
Chances are your wall space is limited in your kitchen and bathroom, particularly, so you may be looking for ways to jazz it up to ring the changes.
Which is where the units come in. It is not always commonly realized that cabinets can be painted, but they can be. And it is a relatively cheap way to transform your kitchen.
And it’s not just kitchens, but also other cabinets, tables, and cupboards you have in your living area.
And you can have a blast while doing it – painting units can bring a room to life, so why not personalize it with some stencils?
Paint the fridge!
Yes really! Perhaps you did not know that you could paint the fridge, but you really can.
This often-overlooked transformation can change a kitchen – for the better. Who said that white goods had to be white?
Keen painters amongst you will already be aware of metallic paints designed especially for such a task, and the good news is they come in more colors than you might be expecting!
We recommend quality spray paint for the exterior of your fridge. But it might be an idea to take it out of the house before painting it pretty colors!
For more details on painting your fridge, check out this how to guide.
And the fridge is not the only thing that can be painted, and you can also paint your radiators throughout your house – although a specialist paint is required.
For more tips, check out our designer’s Instagram page.