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If you’re lucky enough to have a spare room in your home, you may already have a million ideas of what to do with it. A spare room is a luxury in a house where space has been, shall we say, limited. Whether your lifestyle has changed, or someone has flown the nest, you might not even know where to begin to get your room into shape. Let’s have a look at the practicalities first. If you’ve got a revolving door of people coming back and forth, you may want to make it a guest room, and just have a bed and a chair as well as a mirror so your guest can have their own space. You could make the most of the couch surfing websites in this way and make a bit of money from your spare room! But if you aren’t the nesting type, and you’ve got a house to yourself, the options are endless! Here’s what I recommend when people ask me what sort of room to create.

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Every homeowner has big dreams for their house at some point. You look at certain rooms and imagine all the ways you’d change things if only you had the time or money to do so. Perhaps the one thing that stops you from ever giving a home renovation project a whirl is the realization that you’re no construction worker and you’d have no idea where to begin when it comes to turning interior design ideas into a reality.
Despite your own self-doubts, there’s no reason you couldn’t be the architect and the engineer. You already have the blueprints in your mind; you know what you’d want to do if you were to dabble in the world of interior design, but now you just need the guts to give it a go. Unless you’re building a house from the foundations up, you’ll probably surprise yourself in that you’re far more qualified to renovate your home than you realize. Here are some tips and ideas to help you with the task of reinventing and rebuilding your home.

 

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Urgh! Why oh why, do most dining room renovations and redecoration so expensive? It seems to cost a fortune whenever you want to even swap the smallest thing around. That is why most folks just end up sticking with what they have. But there is a way to do up your dining room without ending up on the breadline. Read on to find out more.

 

Paint the walls yourself

 

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First of all, you need to accept the fact that there will be a significant amount of work to do yourselves. Why? Well, it’s because it is way cheaper than getting professional builder or decorator in to do it.

 

Of course, it does have to be something that is safe for you to do such as painting the walls or even knocking a wall through to make a bigger room. Whereas things like lighting and electrics need to be done by qualified professionals.

 

If you are taking on the job of painting yourself make sure that you have all the equipment that you will need before you start. For instance, you are going to need a ladder, brushes, rollers, a paint tray, and most of all masking tape.

 

Why tape? Well, it’s the easiest way to get a clean line and corner when painting walls. They even do special stuff in the hardware store that is designed to stick on paintwork but won’t damage it. Believe me, it’s worth investing in!

 

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Second-Hand Bargains

 

Next, of all, you will need to consider the furniture that you have in the dining room. If it’s no longer your style or it is unsuitable for your family’s situation, then it’s a good idea to replace it. But dining room furniture sure isn’t cheap for the most part!

 

So why not take a look at a local auction, or on internet auction site to see what other people are trying to sell. You can pick up some great bargains on items that have very little damage this way. Of course, you do need to be savvy about bidding on them to get the best deal.

 

First of all, you have to make sure you have the money, which means checking your savings, or getting a product like these quickloans online, or you might just miss out! It can also be crummy when someone outbids you at the last minute so make sure that you add a reminder to your phone or use some software that will ensure you get what you are bidding on.

 

Get Crafty

 

Obviously bidding on soft furnishing and furniture from an auction isn’t the only way to get what you want for your dining room renovation. You can get crafty as well.

 

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That means that you can create your own items with the help of a bandsaw, or a sewing machine. In fact, it is pretty on trend right now to whip up your own rustic style table from spare wood. Or handmake the tablecloths and drapes for your room.

 

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Happily, you can find a lot of step by step tutorials online on how to do these things. Which should make your craft project and your dining room renovation a success without breaking the bank.

 

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