If you’re having trouble living within your budget, here are a few practical examples of how you can modify your interior selections and still achieve the look you’re after.


1. Flooring
Planning a mix of floorboards, tiles and carpet?
Rather than compromising on your floorboards and floor tile selections, maybe consider installing a more cost effective carpet. It’s far easier to change your carpet down the track whereas installing new floorboards or tiles is expensive and disruptive. Updating your carpet with an on trend colour in a few years could refresh your home.


2. Kitchen
Love a particular benchtop option such as Crystalite in Essastone, Laminex’s top of the range reconstituted stone product, but don’t feel you can afford this luxe look?
When it comes to the kitchen your benchtop is the ‘hero’. To pull back on cost consider using a cost effective cabinet material such as Laminex Laminate which is a good looking, high quality, durable product with a wide range of colour options. Add some stylish Kethy door handles to add interest and detail.


3. Bathrooms
Fallen for a beautiful feature tile?
You can still have your cake and eat it to! Instead of all bathroom walls, use the feature tile on one wall to add extra interest or detail as a splashback or to frame a bath. On the remaining walls, use one of Beaumonts more cost effective tile such as Vast White Satin.

4. And finally…
If you’re finding that you really can’t afford the full look that you want now, consider staging your renovation. You could always leave the laundry or that second bathroom until later.
In the meantime, ensure you will eventually achieve a coordinated outcome for your home by using Interiors ME to select your style, colours and product sets for all rooms.

Images:  Flooring:  – homestolove   |  Kitchen  – essastone   |   Bathroom – Kyal and Kara

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