There are some home makeovers that are time-consuming and costly while there are some that are quick, affordable, or don’t cost anything at all. No matter what you have in mind, a makeover is a simple way to transform your space to reflect your needs or to add improvements to an occupied space.

Here are some ideas and tips for your home makeover.

Reposition Furniture

If your living room or bedroom is looking kind of dull and you want a makeover that is quick but doesn’t cost money; you can reposition your existing furniture. Small items like mirrors and picture frames can be easily moved from place to place. You may need help from someone if you plan to move bigger furniture such as your sofa set or a heavy wingback furniture.

If you’re feeling up to it, you can even rearrange all the furniture in your house. If you think the table in the bedroom would look good in the dining room, then, by all means, put it there. There are no limits on how you can rearrange your furniture.

Update Furniture & Appliances

If you constantly move your furniture and appliances, you would know first-hand of their conditions. If you think your things have seen better days, it’s time to update them with newer things. Depending on your budget, you can choose to invest in worthwhile items like a bigger fridge, a better oven, and so on.

This is not only limited to appliances, you need to get new furniture if you need to. If one of your doors is looking dated and unreliable, you can replace it with newer ones with better locks. Speaking of locks, keys can be annoying to keep in one place and there’s the issue of giving everyone a copy for the front door and other rooms. If you find this bothersome, consider getting some skeleton keys so you can open any door in your house in case keys get lost.

New Paint

Breathe new life to your furniture by adding a fresh coat of paint to them. Whether you want to refresh a peeling cabinet or to match all furniture in one room, repainting is one of the easiest methods for a makeover. You can also make it fun by having the kids join in the colour of the paint and in the repainting.

Add a Bookshelf

If you own a lot of books and feel like it’s cluttering a part of your bedroom or the living room, a bookshelf is a practical answer. You can buy premade bookshelves but if you want to go through the DIY route, you can do so as well.

If you do decide to go through with making your own bookshelf, you can dedicate an entire wall for it. If you particularly have a lot of books and have a blank wall somewhere in your house, you can arrange it to hold your bookshelf and create your own little reading nook. Add some comforting decors like bean bags, chair or some blanket to make it homier and inviting.

Add a New Toilet

An extra toilet is great to have especially if you have a lot of family members who share the house. There may come a time for when you need to urgently use one but find that all the existing ones are in use. If you’re looking to turn your basement into a living space, it is a good idea to add a toilet in there as well.

Basement toilets are easier to install than you think because they don’t need extra piping. If you have sufficient knowledge of installing toilet systems, you can do it yourself. If not, it’s best to leave it to an experienced plumber.

Get New Bedding

We spend 1/3 of our lives asleep so it makes sense to put more effort into investing on what sleep on. A good quality bed may be an investment but it would mean the difference in getting the quality sleep your body needs. Even if you have the greatest bed in the world, you should also get new bedding once in a while including a duvet or a comforter. New bedding has a way of transforming or completing the look of your room.

 Add Something Living

If your theme allows it and if you feel like your space is suffocating, adding something living like houseplants should do the trick. Not only do they generate oxygen and purify the air on the inside, they are relaxing to look at as well. If you’re worried about upkeep, there are many low-maintenance houseplants you can get.

If you’re not feeling confident with your green thumb, you can have fake house plants instead. They introduce a pop of colour and can be used as a smart divider or something to be added to balance the elements of a room. Consider getting artificial flowers as well because they’re pretty to look and they can add aesthetics to any room.

Declutter and Organise

Purging your home of old and unwanted stuff can be cathartic. There’s something about throwing clutter that can be freeing and you end up tidying your house in the process as well. When you get rid of stuff you don’t need, it gets easier to see what things you need and do not need.

The freed-up spaces will give you ideas of what and what not to put. You can even start minimalism if you value the mantra of “less is more.” It gets easier to organize your stuff too.


Home makeovers don’t need to be expensive. There are so many ways you can enhance your living space, many of which don’t involve a lot of money. This doesn’t mean you can’t do a costly renovation if you have the budget, though. If you’re going that route makes sure you know what you want and plan ahead so you can save instead of unnecessarily splurging on stuff you don’t need.

Do you have home makeover tips you want to share? Sound off in the comments below.


Melvin is an Entrepreneur, Life Coach, and Chinese Metaphysics Practitioner. He holds an EMBA and he is a passionate and engaging teacher, known for his unique combination of science, research, and spirituality.

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