So you finally built your ideal home and are now living in it. You want to keep adding little things to it to make it look even more beautiful than it already is, but the construction itself drained your pocket. This may make you feel frustrated, but the solution is right under your nose. You can always find extra materials lying around when your house is built. Most people make the mistake of throwing these materials away, but these can actually completely change the look of your house at very low cost.
Here are a few ways to get your desired home without breaking the bank and creating waste.
1) Use leftover tiles to make coasters for glasses or trivets to put hot pans on. They can even be broken up to be used in mosaics for décor.
2) Bricks can be used to make a nice pathway for a rustic garden. For those winter family barbecues, you can use all those extra bricks to make a firepit. A unique idea is to store some bricks in a corner, and use them to make an easily adjustable barbecue grill.
3) Woodwork always leaves over oddly shaped pieces of lumber. You can use these to make small bookshelves, picture frames, or a trellis for the garden. A cute birdhouse is also a possibility.
4) Use those leftover pints of paint to repaint tired old furniture and give it a new look. You could even unleash your inner artist and make a mural on a wall of your choice. Go the full length and decorate the cans to use as pen-holders or small pots for a kitchen garden.
5) Metal scraps are a bit more complicated to handle, so you should probably get a professional to work with those. You can have pieces of metal welded into a unique mailbox or a decoration piece.
6) Those pretty wallpaper scraps that are left over can be used to mount small frames to spice up a plain wall. Using scraps, you can even line your drawers and cupboards, keeping them dry and giving a really classy look.
7) Even something as seemingly boring as concrete can be used to give your house a facelift. You can use concrete to make stepping stones for a garden pathway and press bits of coloured glass or marbles into the wet concrete to give a unique look.
You can use these ideas or even let your own creative juices flow to make your home unique in a very environmentally friendly way.