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Successful Home Remodels On A Budget

Millennial Magazine- Home remodels

There are many ways to repair your home without spending a lot of money, whether you are trying to modernize or remodel a home to make it ready for sale or make it comfier.

If you want to make your home more beautiful and modern, here are some tips on how to save money on home remodels. With these tips, you can save a lot of money and increase the functionality and appearance of your home.

Fix Up Your Home

There may be parts of your house that you never fixed or rooms that require some repair work. For instance, you may want to fix up your spare bathroom if you have some plumbing problem with the toilet, sink faucet, or shower. Fix nothing yourself after reading a DIY book. If you have no clue what to do, you might make things worse. Instead, hire a plumber. 

You can find a reputable, professional plumber through a home advisor website. Contractors who have developed an excellent reputation for their professionalism often use service provider networks to connect with homeowners who need minor home repairs and maintenance. Homeowners, in turn, benefit by hiring prescreened service professionals.

The Smart Way to Design Your Budget

The smartest way to create a home renovation budget is to make a list of all your renovation projects and price them in advance. 

Review each project, rank them by priority, and start a detailed budget for each project you want to get done. As a rule of thumb, don’t get carried away and spend all your money on just renovating one or two rooms. Your goal is to create an overall improvement to your home. Postpone more intensive projects for another time and different budget criteria.

How much you spend on your renovation depends on what you want and how comparable your neighborhood values are. According to one survey, half of the homeowners questioned about their comfort level when renovating were willing or willing to spend $5,000 or less to renovate their home

Even if you have $800 available for a remodeling project, it is better to invest in something that fits your lifestyle needs while keeping the value of your homes close to the value of the surrounding homes    

7 Budget-Friendly Ways to Remodel Your Home

Here are some budget-friendly projects to consider for a quick makeover:

  1. Repaint the oldest rooms with a fresh coat of paint.
  2. Add some vitality to your bedrooms by getting washable, colorful rugs. For an affordable price, you can add a splash of color and a sprinkle of warmth to your bedroom decor. 
  3. Renovate or replace big items such as appliances, cabinets, floors, and countertops. 
  4. Blend rooms together by removing walls can make your home feel brand new and improve overall flow. 
  5. Rearrange furniture or get new furniture to “refresh” your living room.
  6. Trim and molded parts can go a long way to making a home look better, so upgrade to crown molding. Depending on your budget, you can opt for chic wood cladding to add an extra splash of color to the room or paint white cladding. 
  7. Renovate the exterior of the house, too. Your exterior can be painted with shingles or stone, and modernizing your front door can enhance the appeal of your home.

Create a Wish List

If you are working on a budget, you may not get to renovate everything. Instead of going over budget, make a wish list of things you’d like to renovate later. For example, a cost-effective kitchen renovation is an oxymoron because there are so many things to consider—such as counters, appliances, faucets, cabinets, lighting, and floors.   

When budgeting for bigger renovations, particularly if you’re planning on selling your home, choose those that give you a good return on your investment.

Conclusion

Try this mix of inexpensive ideas and do-it-yourself projects that help make your home more comfortable, valuable, and functional. Many are perfect for a modest budget. It is important that you pick projects that are affordable and make sure you know when you need a professional contractor to do the work.

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Written by Diana Smith

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls interested in topics related to home improvement and interior design. In her free time she enjoys exercising and preparing healthy meals for her family.

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