You can always renovate your home through inexpensive options. You don’t have to spend that much on painting, refurbishing or transforming your space. Just stick to a budget, have alternative options, and use natural resources as possible.
Here are five easy and budget-friendly ways to renovate your home:
Renovate Your Home Economically
Paint Your Walls White
White is a timeless choice for walls. It instantly freshens a room, and should be one of the first things you should do when renovating your house on a budget. Painting your walls white will instantly modernise your house. There are lots of shades of white – cool and warm shades. You can grab a few samples from the paint shop and paint a little on your wall. Leave it for a couple of days and see if the shade changes in terms of lighting.
For improved curb appeal, you can change the entire look of your house by painting the exteriors. Make sure you use paint specifically for exterior walls as they dry quicker and resist mould and mildew.
Renew Old Flooring
If your hardwood floor is scratched or your carpets are stained, consider the flooring that matches your needs. You can be creative and have DIY flooring or you can consult professional floor fitters for high-quality results. You can opt for painted linoleum, perfect for a floor that’s not highly trafficked. For the bathroom, you can go for ceramic or natural stone tiles.
In the living areas, you can go for hardwood floors or stone tiles, and add carpets to have a comfortable surface under your feet.
Add Crown Moulding
Crown moulding adds instant charm and value to a home. It also helps hide imperfections like cracks or other blemishes in the corners. Place your crown moulding around the perimeter of your room for an instant upgrade and enhance it with a structural design. It makes the room more elegant and inviting, just choose a style that works with your decor.
You can also choose from a variety of materials – plaster crown moulding is commonly used for grand interiors and can be cast into elaborate profiles. However, it’s a heavy material that can easily get cracked. Solid wood crown moulding is traditional and can be used for any installation.
Polyurethane also works in most installations and is one of the most less expensive options. It’s more stable and is resistant to rotting, cracking and insects. It’s also good for painted applications. It has a longer lifespan than wood or MDF. It’s also lightweight and easy to install.
Place a Low-Cost Stair Runner
Putting a runner on the stairs will make your home more beautiful and it will add a good grip on a slippery staircase. Aside from adding a safer place to walk up the stairs and a comfortable runner underfoot, it absorbs the noise so trips up and down the stairs will be much quieter.
It also adds more style. It’s a beautiful focal point in your home. Choose the correct length, width and pattern to make your home more attractive. There are lots of design options to choose from. Some patterns look good on long surfaces, others work well when bent and folded over the stairs. For curved and winding stairs, be extra careful in choosing which design will work.
Be mindful of choosing runners with precise patterns like diamond or other geometric designs as matching a linear pattern can be tricky. It’s recommended to have these kinds of designs professionally installed by people who specialize in staircase work.
Give Your Kitchen Cabinets a Makeover
If your kitchen feels cave-like, it’s because the dark cabinets tend to suck all light out of the room. You can have a brighter makeover by cleaning and painting them. New and brighter paint colour will transform your kitchen cabinets dramatically.
You can also opt to update your kitchen space by taking out upper cabinets, repainting the lower ones and installing countertops for a fresher look. Add open shelves to have a modern flair to your kitchen. Make sure to also consider cabinet knobs, pulls and hinges as part of your renovations. Give them black spray paint to give the old hardware a new look. A new apron-front sink and faucet will complete your budget-friendly kitchen remodel.
Home renovation doesn’t need to be too expensive. Transforming your space doesn’t have to cost much and you can always renovate on a budget. Follow these simple renovating ideas to refurbish your old space without breaking the bank.