Renovating on a Budget

Are you tired of looking around your home and seeing the same old furniture and paint? Are you ready to change things up, but not financially prepared to start an entire renovation? I know that we’re all in favour of affordable improvements that can add value to your home and increase how we utilize our living space.

Before you start renovating:

  1. Set a budget for your home renovation and stick to it.
  2. Ensure that you know what you want your space to look like.
  3. Compare prices for supplies and materials ahead of time so you can get the best deal or wait for sales.
  4. Do it yourself – check to see if you’re able to DIY a specific project; ensuring you have the required equipment to complete the task. DIY projects can help you to save money by not hiring a contractor.

There are several ways to remodel your home such as choosing the right art and décor, refurbishing furniture, keeping things neutral, and more. Whether it’s to upgrade your living room, bedroom, or bathroom, here are a few ideas that will make your dream a reality.

  1. New Paint or DIY Painting – This is a cheaper home improvement idea. Make an old room feel new again by either repainting in modern colours to restore vibrancy or going for a smaller scale by painting only accent walls instead. Kitchen cabinets can even be painted to give a flawless, new finish.
  2. Refinish instead of Replace and Rearrange – Instead of throwing away old furniture, find a professional upholster who may be able to restore them and give them a brand-new appearance. Once received, try to rearrange your furniture and give your place a whole new look.
  3. Upgrade Drawer Knobs, Pulls, and Handles – an easy DIY project; these items are readily available online and most hardware stores in a wide variety of options. New hardware can make inexpensive pieces look luxe and bring vintage pieces closer to the modern realm.
  4. Adding Modern rugs – this will offer a unique alternative to re-flooring your home and will redefine the space.

Now, all you need to do is prioritize these home renovation ideas on a budget and try not to start too many projects all at once. Along the way, you may encounter renovations that may be quite costly such as a leak in the ceiling. Even though you’re trying to save money, make sure issues like these do not worsen and you’re getting something out of the renovation that is worthwhile in terms of long-term quality of life.

Team Centurion

CENTURY 21 Heave-Ho Properties