Inspired to initiate home updates after watching some of the best home renovation shows on television and streaming sites?
We can’t really fault you for getting all worked up, as there’s nothing quite as exciting as embarking on a home renovation project to refresh the look of your space. However, some home renovations can get notoriously expensive and time-consuming, depending on the extent of the work required.
But if you’re looking to take the DIY home renovation approach, then it’ll be more manageable, affordable and easier to undertake.
Ready for some action? Here are five budget-friendly home renovation ideas you can start doing today.
1. Get new kitchen countertops
Embarking on an all-out kitchen renovation including cabinets, worktops, and fixtures can easily burn a hole in your pocket. But if your cabinets are in good condition, you can focus on changing your countertops – one of your home’s most-used surfaces. To save more money, check with your local stone and tile supplier about seconds or remnants you can use to create unique, functional and beautiful countertops.
2. Paint your walls white
Painting your walls white or some other colour is easily one of the easiest and most effective ways to change the look and feel of a room or section in your home. As much as possible, opt for lighter hues to save on lighting and achieve a cooler, more relaxing vibe.
3. Install new lighting fixtures
You can use lighting to enhance the functionality of certain areas in your house, such as the kitchen and bathrooms. You can also use mood lighting to create a stylish yet relaxing, soothing atmosphere at home.
4. Update your flooring
You can use peel-and-stick flooring options that are thin enough without needing to remove the old one if you don’t have time. In case you have the capacity to remove your old floor, installing a new floor can be a worthwhile venture, too – one you can do at a reasonable price, especially if you go for labour-saving DIY solutions. These include cork flooring, modular carpet (carpet squares) and sheet vinyl.
5. Replace old faucets, fixtures and fittings
Dated faucets, fixtures and fittings – especially defective ones – should be replaced with new ones. Small as these things may be, they can brighten up or impact the mood of a room or space and are a lot less expensive than replacing an entire toilet, tub, and sink. Besides, leaky taps waste water and money. If you still have a budget to spare, you can also look at replacing door and cabinet hardware.
Of course, there are many more easy-to-implement home renovation ideas you can use.
Start with these initially, and just keep adding more as you go along until you achieve the perfect look for your home.
If this article has inspired you to think about your own unique situation and, more importantly, what you and your family are going through right now, please contact your advice professional.