There are a variety of upgrades and renovations that can add a lot to your home, but only if done tastefully and strategically. This can sometimes be difficult to achieve however, as your budget, spare time or both could be limited. In this blog, we’ll discuss various budget-friendly projects you can pursue to raise the value of your home while improving both decor and functionality. No matter if you’re planning an upcoming sale or in it for the long haul, it’s worth your while to consider one or more of the following options.
When it comes to your living areas, applying a fresh coat of paint can be an easy, inexpensive way to freshen the look and feel of the room. It’s up to you whether you re-apply the existing colour or choose a new one, but make sure that it complements the existing decor and brightens up the space.
Updating light fixtures can also make a noticeable difference in the appearance of the room. Choose fixtures that match your style and provide adequate lighting, and do your best to add some variety in size and shape. Consider replacing the curtains and try adding colour-coordinated throw pillows, blankets and rugs for a splash of colour and texture.
If your cabinets are looking tired and worn, a fresh coat of paint can give them a new breath of life. Replacing the hardware, like the knobs and handles on cupboards and drawers, is another great way to update your cabinets without having to redo them entirely.
Adding a backsplash behind the sink or stove can also improve the appearance of your kitchen while protecting the walls from stains, splashes and any other wear and tear. Similarly, installing new tile can extend the lifespan and appeal of your kitchen floor. But depending on your choice of tile and method of operation, it could potentially add up to a higher budget than you may be comfortable with.
Upgrading your shower head from the builder-grade model can improve water pressure and flow, greatly increasing the functional value of the shower. The same goes for any builder-grade mirrors, as one that’s framed and styled to fit your decor would contribute much more to the overall look and feel. Better mirrors can also make your bathroom feel a lot more spacious.
If you’re looking to breathe some new life into the space, consider upgrading the cabinet hardware to something more modern, similar to what is recommended in the kitchen. Replace old towels, rugs, and bath mats with new, colour-coordinated ones that brighten the room and bring the space together. Also consider a fresh coat of paint, as it can do the same.
These low-budget high-impact home upgrades can help give your beloved home a fresh new look without exceeding the budget you’re comfortable with. Choose the upgrades that make the most sense for your needs, and make sure to enjoy the results of your hard work. If you have any further questions about what may be best for your home, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask.