Apple has unveiled the iPhone X – its premium smartphone starting at £999. While many tech enthusiasts will easily drop a grand to upgrade to the new model, the price has drawn others back from it. If you’d rather blow your cash elsewhere, here are 5 property improvement projects you can do for that amount of money.
Fit a new carpet: You can expect to pay around £700 for a carpet installer to remove the old flooring, dispose of it and supply new underlay and carpet to a 30 square metre room. A new carpet can revamp an entire room and is also warmer and softer than hardwood flooring. It is ideal for young children who will spend a lot of time crawling or playing on the floor.
|ROOM TYPE||AVG. COST||DURATION|
|Small Bedroom||£350||2-3 hours|
|Large Bedroom||£550||3-4 hours|
Any of the above projects will instantly increase the value of your property and make you feel more at home than ever before. We at Flattro firmly believe that these are much better ways to spend a small fortune than buying a piece of technology which will be obsolete by the same time next year. Yes, the hype machine is at full swing and the iPhone X frankly looks delicious, but for the first time ever Apple is crossing the thousand quid boundary and it is at least worth considering what else you can accomplish with such a hefty sum of money. Improving your property is definitely one of the better ways to spend your hard-earned cash.
Alternatively, you can donate a small sum to any of the thousands of charities that help the environment, alleviate world hunger, support medical breakthroughs, or aid developing countries. You will definitely feel much better and can still keep the change or invest it in something meaningful.
So, there you have it. Spend your money however you please, but give yourself a little perspective before you shell out nearly £1,000 on a piece of technology which is more of a status symbol than a pocket computer. You might also experience another positive side effect and start spending less time in front of the screen and more quality time with your friends and family.
It’s not your salary that makes you rich, it’s your spending habits.
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