It’s easy to confuse home renovation projects with wasting money. In fact, the average for bathroom remodels in 2014 came in at around $16,000. However, just because you’re remodeling your home doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune. Here are a few home renovation projects that you can do on the cheap side.
1. Update Lighting
Updating the lighting in your home can make your living areas seem warmer, larger, and more inviting to guests. Instead of sticking with your old and outdated fixtures, update them with new energy-efficient fixtures. Fortunately, you can browse home retailer websites to see what services they can offer to update your home’s lighting, such as installing new bronze or copper fixtures. Other popular fixture remodels you can get done include installing chandeliers or pendants to change up the feel of your home. Currently, the expected cost of updating lighting in your home ranges anywhere from $20 to $1,000.
2. Update Entryways
A great, affordable way to improve the curb appeal of your home is to update the entryways. Updating your front door may seem like an expensive home improvement project, but it really doesn’t have to be. However, if you’re updating your front door, you should also consider updating your locks, hinges, and other fittings as well. Also, keep in mind that undertaking this project may require the help of a local handyman to help install the door, doorknob, hinges, locks, etc. But, it your door is already in good condition, you may only need a good paint job and added visual appeals to your front door, such as a welcome rug, potted plants, etc. Currently, the expected cost of updating entryways of your home can run you anywhere from $100 to $2,000.
3. Update Your Bathroom
Fortunately, since bathrooms are generally the smallest room in the house, remodeling them doesn’t cost that much money. For example, painting your bathroom can cost you only a few hundred dollars, even less if you do it on your own. Or, you can replace your toilet and drink for less than $1,500, but you will need to hire a plumber. Currently, the expected cost of updating your bathroom can cost anywhere from $100 to $1,500.
Perhaps the simplest renovation project you can undertake is painting a room. Whether this has been on your to-do list for a while or you just feel like you need a change, painting is relatively inexpensive and easy to do, plus, it can make your home feel larger. Besides repainting your home, you should also consider adding some much-needed wall decoration. Adding décor such as shelving can help your walls look more meaningful and make your rooms feel larger and fuller as a result. You should consider installing shelving in a symmetrical pattern on your walls, in addition to artwork and other types of décor to add. Repainting and adding décor to the walls of your home is an affordable way to spice up the style of your home. Currently, repainting your home could cost you anywhere from $50 to $200.
Your home might have a much-needed renovation project that you need to get started on. However, just because you’re getting a remodel doesn’t mean you have to break the bank, many of these projects can be affordable. Hopefully, with the help of our suggestions above, you can get going on a renovation project in your home and get a better idea of what kind of remodel you can afford. It may not seem like it now, but there’s plenty you can get done on a tight budget.