Sometimes you might want to find inexpensive ways to upgrade or reshape your home. You might believe that it will be very expensive to have a minor change or upgrade in your home, but this is absolutely unnecessary. In this article, you can find practical ideas to renovate your home without exceeding your budget.
1. Update Ceiling or Walls
Every time the word renovate is mentioned, your mind most likely drifts to painting the walls. Even though this is a very common thing that most people do, it never gets old and it is actually a very good idea to update your walls and/or ceiling every once in a while.
You can update your ceiling by getting rid of its textured surface, which was popular in the old times. Modern ceilings are smooth to finish, making textured or stucco ceilings obsolete. However, polishing a textured ceiling requires a baker scaffold, a special ladder, and a sanding pole. The process can be tedious and messy too. Hence, it is best to seek the help of a professional in popcorn ceiling removal.
When updating your walls, you can be creative using wallpapers. Instead of always going for new wall colors, consider shifting to wallpaper or a certain pattern or material to use for your walls. Try to add new and different colors to your ceiling to make it look new and unique. Y
You don’t necessarily have to paint all the rooms or all the walls of the same room. You can change just one wall with a fun color, wallpaper, or color the ceiling. This will definitely cost very little money and will result in an entirely new look.
2. Update Your Kitchen
Trying to renovate your entire house will most definitely cost you a fortune, but trying to update a specific room is much cheaper, and it still gives your house the change you’re looking for. The kitchen is a room that you can get plenty of things done while sticking to your budget.
The first thing that you can do is change your countertops. New countertops will most definitely change how your entire kitchen looks, and it is not that expensive to do. You can add a faux island in the middle of your kitchen with 2-4 high chairs to give your kitchen a new and fresh look.
You can find many cheap but beautiful options in your nearest hardware store. Changing your cabinet doors, or adding an entirely new cabinet unit, is a very good idea. It will most definitely make your kitchen look new and renovated while still sticking to the budget that you have set.
3. Upgrade Flooring
One thing that will most definitely make your entire house look new and different is to upgrade your flooring. There are many flooring options that vary in color, material, and pattern that you can choose from. You can search for costs for replacing wooden floorboards to find the most suitable option for your budget.
The cost is very low and will most definitely fit your budget. If you’re looking for a more expensive flooring option, then consider only upgrading one room’s flooring instead of the entire living room area or the entire house.
4. New Curtains
If you want to find a change for your home that can be applied to the entire house, then consider changing your curtains. This might be the cheapest option of all the previous ones, depending on the materials you’ll be using.
You can use more than one material of curtain fabric for different rooms, and you can try being colorful. New colorful curtains will add a new fun look to the entire house, making it look totally different and changing the entire house’s vibe.
You can update your curtains to motorized window treatments for a modern, smart home. Many homeowners convert their existing curtains into a motorized version by installing electric tracks. Most automatic curtain tracks are suitable for horizontal hook-on curtains and not with grommet drapes. Hence, you need to consider the opening system before automating your curtains.
5. New Lights
Another cheap option that can be applied to the entire house is to change the lights. You can play with lights in so many different ways. You can simply change the color of lights you are using in your house; for example, if you’re using yellow lights, switch to white light.
The second thing you can do is to add LED accent lights in different colors throughout the house. You can attach those LED lights to your kitchen cabinets or place them below your stairs. Invest in different lamps that you can add to the house, but steer away from small decorative ones.
In addition, installing automatic emergency lights with built-in LEDs is a good idea to update your home’s lighting fixtures. They provide enough lighting for your hallway and other areas for a longer period. Automatic emergency lights have sensors, providing homes with an automatic electricity supply in times of emergency.
6. Update Doors
This option is more on the expensive side, but if it fits your budget, then you should go for it. Updating the doors in your house is a very good option. Especially since people tend to live in one home their entire life and never think of updating their doors even though they wear down. Consider purchasing something other than the normal wooden doors. Explore different options online to find what you’re looking for.
For instance, you might want to update your doors with solid metal or sliding glass doors. You can mix and match all the mentioned ideas, depending on your budget and the style you’re going for. You can try adding decorative shelves in any room of the house to spice it up a little as well. Browse through all the ideas and find what suits your budget best.
You can mix and match all the mentioned ideas, depending on your budget and the style you’re going for. You can try adding decorative shelves in any room of the house to spice it up a little as well.
Browse through all the ideas and find what suits your budget best.
- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.