Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, renovating is always going to be something you want to do to give your home a fresh new look. What holds back most people is the expense that comes with renovation. But that doesn’t have to be the case. You can give your home a makeover without having to break the bank. Read on to find out how.
1. BEGIN WITH THE CHEAP FIXES
There are tons of cheap fixes you can do in and around your home that don’t entail shelling out a small fortune. It’s always better to look for different ways you can get the most out of your hard-earned cash while still giving your home a fresh new look. Here are some budget-friendly fixes you can do:
● Repainting a room using a modern color is a great way to change up the look and feel of the space without having to spend too much.
● Wood floors are everyone’s favorite type of flooring material but not so budget-friendly. It’s a hassle to maintain – always needing to be sanded and varnished every once in a while. Instead, opt for cheaper options that deliver almost the same results such as applying durable floor paint for a fresh new look on your floor.
● Allow new light into your home by swapping out outdated light fixtures for modern options. There are a ton of budget-friendly options at your local home improvement stores.
2. PRIORITIZE YOUR KITCHEN AND BATHROOM
When you’re remodeling your home and you want to create the biggest impact without having to redo each and every room, then you might want to focus on the kitchen and bathroom since this offers a lot of financial incentives when stores go on sale. You can do a lot of small changes in both these rooms even on a small budget that’ll make a huge impact visually.
These could include replacing cabinet handles, swapping out taps, repairing tiles, adding a splashback, getting a drawer organizer, and adding in extra storage. All these things are the ones that stores usually put on sale regularly.
3. BE CREATIVE WITH WALL PAINT
A very inexpensive way to give your home and apartment a makeover is by using paint. You would be surprised at how great wall paints are at giving a fresh new look to an otherwise boring and bland wall. And if you’re very much into DIY, you can further save cash by doing the painting yourself.
But keep in mind that there are a ton of different paint options. Not only do they vary in color, but also consistencies and textures. It’s important, therefore, that you do a fair bit of research into which type of paint that suits your taste and personality.
No need to stick to simply covering an entire wall with just one color. There are creative ways to paint a wall that will leave your guests wondering which professional house painting company did them.
Ombre effect can be achieved by blending different contrasts of colors either from side to side, or top to bottom. To create this effect, you must first apply the light color on the top half of the wall then paint the darker color on the bottom half but leave room in the middle where the two colors don’t touch. Then blend the two colors by slowly stroking the paintbrush onto each other.
Striping effect is perfect for those who want to incorporate two colors on their walls either horizontally or vertically. Start by dividing the wall into several columns using a tape. Then apply one color paint on one column and another color on the next column. Repeat this process until you cover the entire wall.
4. INVEST IN STORAGE
Keeping your house clutter-free is very important if you want to give your home a budget-friendly renovation. You don’t want personal items just lying around the floor which only makes the room appear messier. Investing in creative storage ideas will definitely help.
Overlooked and underrated, open shelves are starting to gain popularity because of their simplicity in installing and functionality. They can be used to display books, photo frames, plates, and many more.
If you have a kitchen with limited space, the last thing you want is to make it messy. Go for a small kitchen organizer which can help make the space look neat and tidy.
There are a ton of options for bathroom organizers that are cheap and easy to install. Store your soaps, shampoo bottles, and extra towels in them.
5. SHOP PREOWNED
No matter if you live in a single room apartment with a wall beds mechanism or a five-bedroom house, renovating your space is going to cost money. How much is going to be dependent on where you purchase.
If you have a tight budget, the best option if you want to buy home furnishings, would be to purchase pre-owned items. There are several ways to go bargain hunting online.
Facebook groups are a great place to look for pre-owned and used furniture. There are numerous groups dedicated to selling used furniture and it’s even possible to negotiate on the price.
Online listing sites like Carousel offer a large collection of used furniture. But make sure you check the seller’s review to ensure they have a good reputation.
6. ADD OUTDOOR SEATING
If you already have a patio, you should consider converting it into an outdoor area by getting affordable furniture, some lighting, and a space for BBQ. If you don’t have a patio, then consider adding a deck right by the lounge for an easy flow indoor and outdoor.
Leanne Brooks loves to write about home improvement, interior designs, and renovation ideas. She is currently working with Wilding Wallbeds, one of the leading bedroom furniture stores, which offers an array of finest quality handcrafted cabinet beds and innovative space-saving furniture.