How to Renovate on a Budget

So, you want to renovate your home but don’t have a lot of money to throw around? Luckily, giving your home a new look and feel is a lot easier and cheaper than you would think. 

From quick paint jobs to sprucing up the kitchen and bathroom, keep reading to find out how you can make big impact renovations without breaking the bank.

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1. Figure Out How Much You Can Spend

Of course, the first step towards renovating your home on a budget is working out how much money you can spend. Setting up a budget is an important foundation to build from, as it’s much less likely that you’ll run out of money halfway through a job, leaving it unfinished. 

Don’t be alarmed if you don’t have a whole lot of extra cash to throw around – your budget can go a surprisingly long way. Learn how you can make the most out of your home renovation budget here.

Don’t forget that any tools and equipment you need should also be covered by your budget. If you have done some renovation work to your home previously then you may still have everything you need. However, if you need certain tools then take a look at your local tool supplier. They will have everything you need to make your renovation as easy as possible. Some places even let you hire tools, so you can borrow them for 24 hours and then take them back once you have used them.

2. Refresh the Front Door

First impressions are important, and the first impression people have of your home is the front door. Giving it a fresh coat of paint is an easy way to make a big impact in a home renovation without spending a lot of money. 

Think about adding a bold pop of colour, or if it’s already a nice wood, perhaps you can even apply a fresh coat of lacquer to make it come back to life. However, if your front door is past its best, it might be worth investing in a new one. You can even save money by designing it yourself – and with any renovations, always consider equipment rental rather than buying and do check out Lakeside-hire online.

3. Add a Skylight

For those darker rooms and corners that need a bit of extra light, adding a skylight or two can work wonders. These are more affordable than you’d think, offering an easy way to make any room in your house immediately more inviting and lovely.

For this job, you will have to hire a professional to do the installation, adding a bit more cost to the whole process. However, the results are worth it.

4. Paint your Walls White

Timeless, modern, and affordable – if you’re looking for a fast way to renovate your home without breaking the bank, repainting the walls white is a great choice. This will instantly make your home feel more contemporary and fresh, giving each space a fresh feel without any hassle.

5. Add A Feature Wall

Your entire home doesn’t have to be white though. Adding a feature wall is another easy way to renovate your home on a budget. A feature wall can completely change the feel of a room, whether you’re after a cosy feel or something bright and welcoming.

You can add a personal touch by hanging an acrylic photo frame that showcases your favourite memories. You can also create visual interest by mixing and matching different sizes of frames. Various sizes can add depth and dimension to your feature wall, making it appealing. Also, don’t be afraid to play around with various frame arrangements until you find the perfect one. Try different spacing, angles, and groupings to create a unique and personalised display. Instead of nails or screws, consider using adhesive strips to hang your frames. Adhesive strips are easy to use and won’t damage your walls.

6. Recover Some Furniture

If you’ve got an old sofa or an armchair lying around, recovering it to restore its former glory is a very affordable way to add some flair to your home renovations. It’s surprisingly easy to do after watching a handful of video tutorials, letting you add some style and a vintage feel to your home’s interior in no time.

7. Build Some Shelves

Building shelves is another easy DIY job that can help you renovate your home on a budget. A home can never have too much space to put books and things, and with the extra space you can also display a potted plant or some décor to liven up a room.

8. Paint the Kitchen Cabinets

For those who are happy with the layout of their kitchen, giving the cabinets a fresh coat of paint can bring a new lease of life into the entire space with ease. If you’re looking to completely redo the kitchen and start from scratch, floating shelves instead of overhead cabinets is a great way to save some extra money as well.

9. Change the Taps and Faucets

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Another great home renovation tip for those on a budget is to simply change the taps or faucets in your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry. It’s a quick and affordable way to make these rooms look fantastic. Other affordable ways to refresh your bathroom are by giving it a fresh coat of (waterproof) paint, putting down some new floor tiles, or creating an alcove in the shower area to put your soap, shampoo, and conditioner. 

10. Put Up a New Kitchen Splashback

Another great way to completely renovate the feel of your kitchen is by putting up a new splashback. It can instantly change the space, giving it a brand-new feel. To save some money here, browse the designer trends and then track down a more affordable look-alike.

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