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Roisin Murphy: Low-Cost Ways to Spruce up Your Home

House 2 min read

13 Jul 2020

House2Home: The Complete Guide to Renovating or Redecorating

How do you spruce your home, without breaking the bank? As part of our House2Home series, where we’ll be sharing advice and top tips on renovating and redecorating, we sat down with Roisin Murphy, architect and interior designer and presenter of RTE’s Home Rescue, who told us her top tips on how to improve your home on a budget.

Click here to read Roisin’s four things you need to think about when planning a renovation, or here to read the main questions she always asked a client before starting any project, or here to see what her ideal home would look like. 


Filmed in SO Fine Art Gallery, Powerscourt Town House, Dublin.

'There are simple things that you can do to your house that really life it that won’t the bank,' says Roisin. 


1. Paint the Door

'The first thing and the thing I’m always saying to people is paint that front door of your house or your windows, they’re not break the bank kind of budget stuff, but they instantly give a lift, when you’re coming home’ in the evening, it’s a bit of love you can give to your house with a lot of expense.'


2. Lampshades

'The other thing is – change the lampshades – you’ve put them up when you’ve moved in and you’re perhaps forgot to look at them after 20 years, it just happens and it’s not a big change either.'


3.  Carpets 

'Then, the other thing would be, the carpets – lift them, and paint the floor, instant lift, budget driven but instantly trendy, and super cool for the next ten years.'


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If you need any help with budgeting or financial support with your project, (big or small) don’t hesitate to contact your local credit union - we’re here to help.