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Works at home: these 7 renovations cost less than 1,000 euros

Our houses also need to be renovated occasionally.


Doing a major remodel can go down the drain looking at the associated high costs. But there are small reforms that are within reach of any pocket. A little change at home can be enough to bring harmony and a touch of modernity to your home.

1. Paint the house

This is one of the small works that any home needs. And it can cost you less than 1,000 euros. If you choose to change the colors of the walls, you will already notice a big difference in the room's ambience.
But if you're looking for a bigger change without the budget going up, focus on the main room in your home. You can paint or wallpaper just one wall in your living room, for example.

2. New floor

The floors of the house suffer over time. And it's not necessary to spend a small fortune to renew them. For less than 1,000 euros, the best solution is to install self-adhesive vinyl tiles or slats. There are several models available that imitate wood or stone almost perfectly. Believe me, with this change your house will look completely different.
And you can also do the same thing we suggest with painting: focus on the living room. It is the room that is most visible and it is also the room where the floor wears the most. So you can always just renovate the living room floor and put in, for example, a nice wooden floor.

3. Renovate the bathroom

In a bathroom, 1,000 euros is enough to make several changes. For example, it is possible to replace the bathtub with a shower. It's a simple and quick makeover that can provide you with a very useful space, as well as security.
Other small interventions that can be done with this budget: changing the bathroom accessories for more modern ones; replace old furniture and faucets; paint the tiles with a special paint and change the floor. If the bathroom is not too big, it will even be possible to make more than one improvement with this budget.

4. Kitchen changes

As in the bathroom, in the kitchen it is also possible to make several changes for 1,000 euros. We started by painting the tiles and laying a vinyl floor. Another option is to paint the furniture and are not in bad condition or just replace the doors. If you also want to renovate the bench, replacing the sink and faucet you'll have a completely new kitchen for a lot less than you think.

Another idea is to unify the spaces. When the kitchen and living room are only separated by a dividing wall, for 1,000 euros it is possible to remove it and join the two divisions. To demarcate the spaces, it is possible to build a small balcony where you can have your breakfast, for example. Thus, you will give a touch of modernity to your home and you will see that it will be much more spacious.

5. New doors

Nowadays, there are really cheap doors on the market, but if the ones you have at home are of good quality and you are only interested in renovating their appearance a little, painting or lacquering them in the color you like best is not so. complicated. And you can apply it to both interior and wardrobe doors.
For less than 1,000 euros it is also possible to change a door (for example, the living room or bathroom door) and install a sliding door. This solution allows you to gain space that can be used to place furniture.

6. Improve house lighting

In a house, good lighting is essential because it visually expands spaces and brings warmth. If you haven't already done so, you'll always have time to change the lighting to LED lamps and you'll see that the investment will pay off in no time. But, with a budget of 1,000 euros, you can afford to make a false ceiling in the living room and to build in some spotlights or put in indirect lights, for example.

7. Don't forget the balcony

With just 1,000 euros you can transform your balcony into that little oasis where you can enjoy the spring sun or summer nights. What can you do to achieve this? Put a more natural floor, hang some garlands of lights and you can even buy some basic furniture.


As you've already seen, with less than €1,000 you can give your home a new look by making small improvements that don't require a lot of work or time.


It's important to remember that to get a perfect finish it's best to leave the job in the hands of professionals.

Source: idealista

02 from September from 2021

Sara MartinsMarketing Assistant

These small renovations can even bring a new harmony to your home. And there are ideas for all divisions.

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