6 Ways to Renovate and Remodel Your Home on a Budget

Are you planning to remodel your home and think it’s going to cost you lots of money? You are not alone; we all know that to renovate and remodel a house, one has to spend lots of money. Remodeling your entire home can be expensive, but did you know that there are several ways to renovate and remodel a house even on a budget?

You heard it right. There are many ways to remodel your house even when you don’t want to spend lots of money. There are small little tweaks that you can do with minimum expense and it will simply spice up the space. In this post I am going to give you a good overview of what to do and how small little changes here and there can make your house fully functional, lively and aesthetic.

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So are you ready? Let’s see what small changes you can make.

Flooring and Walls

The floor and walls of your room plays the most vital role in defining the look and feel of your entire home. At first you must consider the functions that you want your renovated rooms to perform. When choosing flooring for the space: a playroom will benefit from a soft floor made from play mats or carpet, for example, while laminate or hardwood flooring will add warmth to living areas. A perfect blend of tiles with light colors will reflect right amount of light to make your room look brighter. While choosing walls you might prefer applying plaster of Paris on the walls, which looks classy on both bigger and smaller rooms.


Lighting effects also play a vital role along with walls and floors. As it significantly gives an appearance of the room and makes an impression of space in our minds. A large room may appear smaller and vice versa depending upon the right combination of colors used collectively in walls, floors and lighting. You can use energy-efficient dimmers or recessed halogen lights in all rooms. Paired with ambient lighting, recessed lights brighten a room without taking up floor space. However, recessed or pot light fixtures require more space for installation above the finished ceiling. Ensure that your contractor or electrician checks that you have enough height above the ceiling to accommodate the right kind of arrangements you want there.

Redesign kitchen and bathroom cabinets with paint

Painting cabinets with appropriate colors, replacing sink fixtures and installing new lighting are all easy ways to remodel a bathroom or kitchen. As kitchen and bathroom of a house determine the overall standard and class of the people living there.

Replacing kitchen counter-tops & adding an Island

A finished counter-top adds color, shine and personality to a kitchen. Available in a superfluity of materials and colors, one can get confused by the no. of choices they have. Make sure to discuss with your builder, designer or product representative about the pros and cons of the material before making a decision. Read about the pros and cons of counter-top materials to help you decide.

If your kitchen fulfills the proper space requirements, an island can also be a practical addition to a kitchen. Family and guests tend to congregate in the kitchen and an island with counter height stools offers a smart seating and dining arrangement. Make the most of a kitchen island by having as much storage built into it as possible. If a cook top is installed, consider adding a 6″ high ledge for a dining surface that will also act as a barrier from hot pots and messy pans.

Installing brand new trims and moldings

Inject character into your new basement living area by adding architectural details such as wainscoting, crown molding and baseboards. Consider over scale crown molding for living and dining rooms, painted matte white to create a grand, Paris apartment feel.

Hide storage places

In-built storage always looks sophisticated, saves space and can further add to the appearance of your rooms.  Always try to plan for the maximum amount of storage possible: from drawers carved out under the stairs, to built-in shelving and closets. The more you hide the less messy your room will be.

Over to you

At times just a little bit of mix and match and re-arranging of decor items can help you spice up your house and make it look good. But some time you have to replace a few old items with new and trendy ones. Who says you have to renovate your entire house at one go? Make small little changes here and there and you will fall in love with your place.

If you are unsure, it’s okay to take suggestions from expert interior designers who can help you make these changes without hassles. So what small changes are you planning to make in your house?

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