There’s a rooted belief that home remodelling requires an extensive budget and time. Although in some cases, that’s true, you can always opt for minor renovations that can save you money and resources. Read on as we’ll be taking a look at some you too can undertake.
Here Are Some Minor Renovations That Can Save You Money:
1. Improve Attic Insulation
Investing in attic insulation is one of the best moves to make your home more comfortable while also adding to its overall value.
The cost of insulation ranges from $1 to $4 per square foot, while the total cost is between $1,000 and $3,000 (material + work). But, of course, it all depends on the attic’s size. Small attics can be insulted for $500, while larger ones for over $5000.
Also, high-quality attic insulation saves you money on heating and energy costs, as it prevents cold air from entering and hot air from escaping your home.
Although such a process requires some level of expertise if you are unsure whether you can do it independently, join forces with a professional and enjoy the result.
2. Paint the Walls
A fresh coat of paint will revive any space, regardless of its size and purpose. Painting the walls in your home is inexpensive as it doesn’t require complicated equipment and professional help. In addition, it can be a fun activity for the entire household.
If you have kids, they will be more than excited to participate in painting their bedroom walls. Everyone can be involved in choosing the hue.
You can choose between:
- Yellow is ideal for a home office, as it gives you focus and clears your thoughts, adding to your motivation and productivity
- Green is the colour of nature; it represents growth and wealth in every sense
- Light blue removes tensions and brings harmony
- Orange is the colour of youth, joy, and celebration
- Purple is often associated with spirituality; it inspires you to look at things from a new perspective and deepen your relationships
- Red is a synonym for fearlessness, but it can be overwhelming for some, so think it through before opting for it
3. Change Faucets and Showerheads
Bathroom remodelling requires proper planning, time, and a well-thought-out budget. However, consider replacing faucets and shower heads if you don’t want to do anything significant but still want it to make a difference.
The great thing is that these elements are relatively inexpensive, and you don’t have to be a pro to install them. In addition, you will come across various options, so it’s not hard to find the model most suitable for your budget and taste.
For instance, you can find standard, large, and rainfall types of showerheads. You can also opt for a brass, stainless steel, or even plastic shower head. Therefore, everything from colour, texture, and style, and it is up to you to find a shower head most suitable for your private relaxation oasis.
4. Refresh Kitchen Cabinets
Another cost-effective yet visually compelling move is changing the hardware on your kitchen cabinets. Remember, new doors or drawers will give a fresh look to the cabinets and elevate the entire kitchen.
If you want to take the whole process to the next level, consider purchasing stylish hinges and knobs that add to the space’s aesthetics by giving it a touch of luxury and sophistication.
Finally, you can simply paint the cabinets if all the previous suggestions look like a significant investment (both time and money). After all, home remodelling should be reducing your stress levels, and not be contributing to them.
5. Repair or Repurpose, Don’t Replace
The good and bad thing about the time we live in is the ease of replacing everything that’s broken. Of course, we’re talking about material things. But we are also caught up in the consumerism machine ”forcing” us to constantly crave new things, even when items we already have are perfectly functional.
It’s time to change those habits. First of all, climate change is not another buzzword; it is a fact. Maybe it seems we as individuals can’t do much, but we can. Or at the very least try to use particular items as long as possible.
After all, you probably have something that may not be valuable from a monetary standpoint but has a sentimental value.
Therefore, if you have a set of dining chairs and a desk you bought when you moved into the house but you want to replace them with new pieces, that’s ok, but consider refreshing the old ones and putting them in the garden. It can be a great addition to your backyard. Imagine a beautiful summer dinner party under a starry sky.
Roll Up Your Sleeves; It’s Renovation Time
Whether you want to make slight changes in every room or focus on one area, in particular, home renovation doesn’t have to be complicated. On the contrary, it can be fun. And remember, every change counts, so make sure you think yours through and enjoy the process to the fullest.