Things That Make Your House a Home Without Spending a Dollar

It would be great if we loved our new houses like a home, but that can often take a lot of time and a lot of dollars. With how expensive houses are in Australia and the rest of the world, the last thing you want to do is spend all that money and not have it feel like a home. Not only that but after living in the same place for a while, you can lose that initial love you had for the home. There are many different ways that you can turn a house into (or back into) a home. You can buy new art or can get new cabinets or cupboards put in your kitchen. For example, an ice white shaker (forevermark) is stable and impressive RTA cabinet that can really help transform the look of your home. The opportunities are truly endless. However, doing a lot of these things will cost you money. No matter how affordable they are, some people want to transform their house into a home without spending anything at all. With that idea in mind, this article is going to look at a few things you can do to make your house a home without having to spend a dime.

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Rearrange the Furniture
If you have lived in your house for a while with everything staying the same, it is common to get a little bored and uninterested with it. One of the best and most affordable ways to make it feel like a home again is to rearrange the furniture. Sure, it can be hard work to move the bigger pieces, but the end result will certainly be worth it. You will be shocked at how much different a room or home can look like if you simply move stuff around. Changing the location of a table, some chairs and other furniture can have great results. The best thing is, this can be done time and time again if you want to do it again in the future. In only a few minutes or hours, your home can look completely different.

Give it a Deep Clean
You would be surprised at just how much different a home can look after it has been cleaned. And no, we’re not talking about vacuuming and cleaning up the dirty dishes. If you go through a deep clean everything from the furniture, to the carpet, to the baseboards and even the curtains, your home will look incredibly fresh. This might take you a while, but can be done without spending a cent and the results will speak for themselves. However, you don’t have to do your entire home at once. You can focus on one room at a time or even one item at a time. Even something as quick and easy as cleaning and freshening up the couch in your living room can drastically change how the house looks.

make a house feel like a home

Bring the Outdoors Inside
One of the best things about owning (or renting) a house or apartment is that it is your own space. You are free to decorate it how you choose and add whatever you see fit. However, purchasing decorations or art to give your home a little bit of personality isn’t always cheap. But instead of going to purchase decorations and items to make your house a home, all you need to do is go outside. There are several different plants, flowers and other foliage that can contribute to a beautifully designed home. Even using a few twigs, rocks or pinecones in a vase or dish can look outstanding. In addition to looking good, many types of plants and flowers can have health and mood benefits as well.

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Wendy Dessler

Wendy Dessler is a super-connector who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition.


iBuildNew is the market leading aggregator dedicated to residential home construction and land development. As an independent platform, iBuildNew helps Australians identify and compare new home designs, house and land packages and land estates. It’s the smart way home buyers, who are considering a new build, can find the ideal options to match their individual needs. Home building is a big decision, we make sure you get it right.

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