5 Renovation Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank
Itching for a fresh take on your home this season? Spring is (almost) in the air. And spring fever brings with it…home renovation fever. But what if your budget isn’t as free as your enthusiasm? Well, here are 5 renovation ideas for less to allow you to let that creativity free. And you won’t break the bank in the process.
1. Pick your remedy for the kitchen
Instead of redoing the entirety of your kitchen (talk about a pretty penny), pick a project. Update one aspect of your kitchen that needs some TLC. It’ll give a fresh look to the whole room but save you big time. Consider the countertops, especially if the cabinets are in pretty good shape. Countertops are a heavily worked surface so replacing these is a great investment as well as a nice design choice. If your countertops seem good, what about the backsplash or the cabinet doors or hardware? Choose something to upgrade that’s a little worse for wear and watch your kitchen perk up.
2. Highlight the light
Update window treatments for an instant facelift. This could include fabric styles and colors, or new blinds or both. Reuse curtain rods and hardware where you can to save a little. But refreshing the windows will draw your eyes there and highlight the light coming into your home.
3. Perk up your artificial lighting
Once you’ve spruced up the windows, it might be time to update some artificial lighting throughout the home. If your overhead lights are hideous or so bright, they hurt your eyes, you could do a couple different things to help. First, add in lamps for softer, ambient lighting. This is a great option to add character and charm too in the lamps you choose. If lamps don’t do the trick or you don’t have the space or outlet capacity for this route, another option is dimmers. Installing dimmers for overhead lighting gives you the option for bright or cozy, depending on the tasks you’re doing and the mood. Change out lightbulbs to more energy efficient and cozier colored bulbs to help out with ambiance as well.
4. Refresh hardware
If your bathroom is feeling dingy and stale, what about installing a new shower head? This is usually a fairly easy DIY but can make a big difference. Choose a fancier shower head to up the spa vibes. Change out bathroom or kitchen sink faucets as well to refresh these rooms a bit. Update doorknobs or cabinet knobs too for a fresh and new accent.
5. Install a headboard in the bedroom
Installing a new headboard can update the whole look in a master bedroom. If you didn’t have one before, it will add drama and energy. If you have an old and dated headboard, update this to add modern flare.
Which fun and budget friendly renovation project catches your eye for this spring?