Essential Tips

Essential Tips for Transforming Your Home on a Budget

If you want to move forward with some home renovation projects, you might wonder if a lack of construction skills will hold you back. While some renovations are very complex, there are plenty of other simple DIY projects that almost anyone can complete with the right tools and guidance! Want to spend the next few weekends transforming the interior and exterior of your home? Try one of these budget-friendly projects!

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Update Your Countertops and Cabinets

Renovating your entire kitchen would be very expensive, but you can save money by updating your countertops with an epoxy finish. Epoxy is also durable and attractive, making it a popular choice for homeowners. Reach out to La Belle Vernice to explore your options for custom epoxy finishes — with our expertise, you can transform any surface in your home into the look you desire. Additionally, sprucing up your cabinets with new hardware and a fresh paint job is fairly cheap, especially if you specifically purchase handles or knobs that are on sale from your local hardware store. Temporarily attach new hardware with putty before installing it to make sure that the placement is correct. 

Choosing Projects

There are so many DIY home improvement projects that you could choose to take on, but which ones will be worth the time, money, and effort? As a general rule, you should try to prioritize improvements that will help increase your property value. This is especially important if you are planning to sell your home in the near future, in which case you should look up other houses for sale in your area to see what features buyers want. No matter which projects you choose to complete, make sure to take before-and-after photos and hold on to receipts for the changes.  

Interior Paint Job

While painting the exterior of your home requires a bit more expertise, painting the interior is an easier project for someone with little renovation experience, and it’s a simple way to give every room in your house an entirely new look. Plus, doing it yourself is much cheaper than hiring a professional! 

DIY Network recommends cleaning your walls and ceiling with soap and water before you begin, as paint will not stick well to dirty surfaces. When choosing colors, get creative and think about the aesthetic you want to cultivate for each room! While you’re at it, you can also update the trim around your doors and windows. 

Peel-and-Stick Wallpaper

Applying permanent wallpaper is stressful, as one small mistake could cause crinkles and bubbles. But with temporary, peel-and-stick wallpaper, the pressure is off! Peel-and-stick wallpaper is an affordable alternative to traditional wallpaper. You can use these tiles in small spaces to bring a burst of color to a room, or you can apply them to entire walls. Apartment Therapy recommends doing this project with another person who can smooth out the tiles as you apply them.  

Multi-Purpose Floating Shelves

Installing floating shelves along your walls creates more storage room and provides a space where you can display fun decor. This is a basic DIY project that you can easily complete during your free time on the weekend without the help of a contractor. And when you build floating shelves on your own, you can customize the size and finish of your shelves to perfectly match the color scheme in each room. You can display anything from houseplants to photos to mini statues!

Flower Beds

If you want to put your home on the market soon, you should aim to create curb appeal so that buyers are impressed when they first lay eyes on your home. You can start by building raised flower beds in your front yard. Growing plants from seed is very affordable, but you can save even more by asking your neighbors if they would be open to giving you cuttings from their own gardens! To find gardening tools at low prices, check out the deals at your nearest garden center.

Hiring contractors to handle all the home improvement projects you have in mind can easily eat up a large portion of your savings. The idea of completing home improvements on your own can seem intimidating, but even if you’ve never tried a DIY construction project before, it’s much easier than you would think! By making these improvements on your own, you can save money and completely transform your home. 

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Written by :Guest Blogger Gloria Martinez

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