Home Renovation Ideas to Stretch Your Budget

If you’ve decided to renovate your home, why not consider some ideas that will give you a little more bang for your buck? These ideas will help you take your renovation throughout the entire home, without the need for a massive budget.

Flooring

Your ideal plan for a complete renovation may involve expensive hardwood flooring or tile throughout, but consider limiting the use of expensive flooring to fewer areas in the home to help reduce your budget substantially. That’s not to say you have to leave old and worn floors in some rooms. Instead, opt for budget wise flooring in bedrooms and playrooms and leave the fancy flooring for areas that are more prominent.

Consider Recessed Lighting

Updating the overhead lighting in your home will create a very contemporary look throughout. Recessed lighting not only looks smart, but works smart as well, saving you money on your energy bill. Although it can be a big undertaking, once complete your home will have a very dramatic change, making the need for more renovations seem a little less necessary. Mind you, you’ll probably want to refresh your walls as they may suddenly seem a little worn once shed with new light.

Kitchen and Bathroom Refreshers

You know you want the ultimate kitchen, but if your cabinets and vanities are in good shape opt to paint or reface them instead of a complete remodel. This will not only save you money, but will also help save the planet sending less garbage to the dump. Then invest the money saved on upgrades to countertops, flooring, backsplashes, taps and hardware for a slick new look.

Neat and Trim

Adding more substantial trim to your home with new baseboards and crown molding will give a more upscale look throughout. Beadboard or wainscoting applied to worn walls can also refresh common areas such as halls or update dining rooms, kitchens and bathrooms. Beadboard is more casual whereas wainscoting is a little more sophisticated.