Is your home in need of a little sprucing up but you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg to do it? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Renovating or remodeling a home can cost a lot of money, but it doesn’t have to. In fact, there are plenty of ways to improve your home that won’t cause you to stress out about money.
Whether you’re looking to change up your appliances or you’re wanting to get your hands a little dirty, here are some tips that won’t break the bank:
Everyone is wanting white cabinets these days, but it can be expensive to get all new cabinetry. Instead of replacing all your cabinets with brand new ones, consider just painting the ones you already have. It will take a little bit of time and effort, but it will save you a lot of money down the road. In fact, you could probably paint all your cabinets for just a couple hundred dollars.
Instead of rushing out to get the first new appliance you can find, make sure to exercise a little patience. Whether you’re looking for a new refrigerator, oven, washer, or dryer, try your best to buy one when it’s on sale. Home Depot, Lowes, and other home improvement stores are always running deals on various appliances, so do your research before committing to something. And, it’s always a good idea to keep an eye out for coupons that can save you a good chunk of change.
Rather than tearing down walls or ripping up flooring, start small. Maybe what your space needs to feel new and fresh isn’t brand new flooring, but just a little bit of furniture rearranging. Or, maybe it’s in need of a few plants, a brand new rug, an antique mirror, or fresh artwork. Take your time to find pieces you really enjoy, add them to your room, and see how you feel. If a few weeks pass and you still want to do something drastic, go for it. But, it’s important to first see if a small fix improves the space.
If you’re committed to a big renovation, start by doing just one room. Rather than trying to do the kitchen and the living room at the same time — which would cost a lot of money — pick one to start with. Whether you decide to go with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, or basement, keeping it to one room will allow you to narrow your focus. It’ll also keep you from overspending.