Easy Home Renovation Ideas under PKR 10,000
Renovating your home on a budget can be a little tricky, but it is certainly not impossible. As long as you plan ahead and decide to do things on your own, you can give your space a completely new look without breaking the bank. To help you out, we have put together a list of DIY home renovation ideas under PKR 10,000 that will not only add aesthetic appeal to your house or apartment but also make it more functional.
Sounds exciting? Let’s get the ball rolling.
HOME RENOVATION IDEAS UNDER PKR 10,000
Here are some of the top DIY home renovation ideas on a budget that can completely transform your space.
UPDATE YOUR CABINETS
Do your kitchen cabinets look old and outdated? If so, you can easily freshen up their look while adding more storage space to your house under PKR 10,000 or less.
The best way to update wooden cabinets is by repainting them with water-based latex paints. All you need to do is choose a colour of your liking that complements the rest of your kitchen décor and then follow our step-by-step guide to painting your kitchen cabinets to make them look brand new on a budget. If you have laminated cabinets, you can replace the old sheets with a new one to instantly spruce up your space.
Moreover, you can upgrade your kitchen cabinets by installing sliding shelves, replacing wooden doors with glass fronts, installing new hardware and using custom-built dividers and inserts for a more organized space. Adding lights under the cabinets is another budget-friendly DIY home renovation tip that can make your kitchen look more stylish and spacious.
Buying a quarter of wood finish will cost you around PKR 500 to 650.
On a side note, here is everything you need to know about different types of wooden cabinets and their rates in Pakistan. In case you are confused about opting for acrylic vs laminate finish cabinets, our detailed comparison of the two might help you out.
REFRESH THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM
Dull, washed-out walls can make your living space look sad and gloomy. Needless to say, it can also have a significant effect on your mood, sleeping pattern, and even appetite. Therefore, if you are looking for renovation ideas for old homes, then painting your walls is going to be your best bet.
To kick off this home improvement project, choose a colour that complements your furniture and makes your space look bigger and more cohesive. Secondly, make sure to choose the right paint finish for your room. If you don’t have any prior painting experience, you should consider taking a look at our guides on how to paint a room like a pro and number of essential tools for painting a room.
The price of paint varies with each company and depends largely on its finish. Since most homeowners appear to prefer using matte paint, you can easily buy a gallon between PKR 1700 to 2100.
When it comes to home renovation ideas under PKR 10,000, this one is certainly the most practical of them all. However, if you can’t paint the entire room all by yourself, consider creating an accent wall by using either paint or wallpaper. It will not only elevate your interior design but also add more depth to your space.
GIVE NEW LIFE TO YOUR COUNTERTOPS
Looking for more tips on how to renovate a small house? Well, sprucing up your outdated countertops can be a good start.
Since the cost of installing new kitchen counters can be a little high, you can opt for contact paper or countertop films to make them look brand new. Both of these options are relatively inexpensive and don’t require you to hire a professional. However, it is important to mention that contact paper application is far easier than applying a countertop film, as the latter is denser and therefore hard to work with.
Other options to upgrade your kitchen countertops within PKR 10,000 or less is to cover it with laminate or tiles. Both of these options are less expensive than replacing your countertops. For a contemporary look, consider opting for a concrete coat or wooden overlay on the kitchen counters.
Meanwhile, if you are planning to install new countertops, consider choosing between wood, granite, laminate, quartz, marble, stainless steel and glass.
SPRUCE UP THE ENTRANCE TO YOUR HOME
You can give a new life to the entrance of your house or apartment without putting a dent in your bank account.
Since your front door is the first thing that people see upon visiting your home, you should consider refreshing it with a fresh coat of paint. The process of painting your front door is also pretty simple. You need to start with sanding and removing the rust off your door, then cover the design or any embellishments with painter’s tape before applying a good-quality primer followed by three to four coats of the exterior paint.
You can also replace your existing exterior lighting fixtures with a new one. Moreover, if you have a front lawn, make sure to mow the grass and look after the plant to improve the aesthetics of your house.
On the other hand, you can also boost the appeal of your concrete driveway or porch by getting rid of any cracks, laying down pavers, painting the floor or staining the concrete.
As for those who live in areas that receive a lot of rain, weatherproofing your deck, patio or walkway can also be a great (and budget-friendly) house renovation idea.
REPAIR AND POLISH YOUR WOODEN FURNITURE
Whether you are looking for inexpensive home renovation tips or home renovation ideas for a small house, repairing and polishing your old wooden furniture is the perfect solution to both of these problems.
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to hire a professional to tackle this home improvement project. You can easily do this on your own without requiring anyone’s help.
The first step to restoring your old furniture to its former glory is by removing ugly scratches from the wooden surface. Sometimes, nicks and bumps in the wax build-up on the furniture can also make it look shabby and distressed, so you first need to figure out if the wood is actually scratched by getting rid of the wax. Then, depending on the colour of your furniture, use the meaty side of a walnut, lemon juice, crayons, coffee beans or tea bags to conceal any unflattering flaws.
Next, clean the wooden surface with a clean microfiber cloth and use sandpaper to open up the top layer. This will help the polish to penetrate deeper. Make sure to apply the stain on the wood smoothly while moving your paintbrush in only one direction. As for the cost, you can buy a quarter of wood stain from a reputable company for approximately PKR 500 to 650. It is usually enough to cover about 125 sq ft to 150 sq ft of surface.
If you are new to the world of DIY home renovation, here are some tips on how to stain hardwood floors and furniture that you may find helpful.
This brings an end to our guide on home renovation ideas under PKR 10,000.
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