Inexpensive Remodelling Ideas for Your Home

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Inexpensive Remodelling Ideas for Your Home

When people hear the term "home renovation," they often think "too expensive." However, renovating your area does not have to be expensive. Here are some home renovation ideas suitable for upgrades and redos on a budget.


In the kitchen: change the backsplash

 change the backsplash

Swap over an old backsplash for one that brightens your kitchen and provides visual intrigue. There are several options for a budget-friendly material, including tile, stone, glass, ceramic, and beaded board. Another cost-effective alternative is to install only the backsplash that offers the most protection, such as behind a range or near a sink.

In the Kitchen: Add a Faux Island

Add a Faux Island

Stand-alone tables or cabinets are a cost-effective option for a kitchen without an island. Simply add moving casters to allow you to move the piece wherever you like. Of course, the more things you add (for example, a cabinet with drawers), the more expensive this home improvement plan becomes, so if you have a tight budget, start with a simple table. That is, unless you already have an underused piece of furniture ready to be transformed into an island.

In the Living Room: Update Flooring

Update Flooring

Many peel-and-stick flooring solutions are thin enough that you don't need to remove your current flooring to give your space a low-cost facelift underfoot. Even if the floor must be removed because you simply cannot take it any longer, installing a new floor can be a long-term undertaking that is not too expensive. In addition, there are numerous DIY choices available to help you save money on labour for your home improvement project.

In the living room: Change the window shades

Change the window shades

New fabric, new shades, or a combination of the two is a home improvement option that may provide a stunning facelift to a living room. Plenty of sew-it-yourself solutions can go a long way to cover older windows (which would be a pricy restoration undertaking). To save money, reuse the existing curtain rods and rings.

In the bathroom, add a medicine cabine

add a medicine cabinet


A new medicine cabinet is a simple and cost-effective way to add design and storage to your bathroom. Replace a conventional wall-mounted mirror for extra storage and a fresh design. If you feel crafty, place a corkboard or blackboard inside the door for daily reminders and affirmations.

In the bathroom, wallpaper an accent wall

Wallpaper has become easier to manage, especially for a starting DIYer, which makes it a good home improvement idea if you're on a small budget. You can add pattern and colour with wallpaper in a hurry, and restricting it to one stand-out wall is good (and keeps the costs modest). If you aren't ready to work with genuine wallpaper just yet, try the temporary peel-and-stick variety. You may easily delete it if your decor style changes.

In the Bedroom: Add Interest to Walls or Ceilings

Add Interest to Walls or Ceilings

Even if you don't have any power tools, you may easily add wainscoting or trim to plain bedroom walls or ceilings. You may also create the illusion of wainscoting by adding trim or timber to an area of the wall as an outline, then using paint to connect the wall and trim to mimic the real thing. This home improvement plan appears to be high-end yet is not expensive. Choose prefinished millwork to reduce labour time, or finish it yourself to save even more money on your restoration project.

In the Bedroom: Add a Headboard

A headboard, whether little and dignified or large and dramatic, is a surefire way to modernize your bedroom. Purchased new, they can be rather expensive, but there are numerous methods to maximize your style and economy with DIY headboards.

In the dining room, install a new light fixture

Dining rooms are frequently locked in a light fixture time warp. However, with a few hundred bucks and little electrical DIY, you can create a game-changing focal point for your ceiling area (and your entire room). Choose a conventional chandelier or many pendant lights for a more contemporary look. For assistance with electrical knowledge, see our how-to guide for installing a light fixture.

In the Dining Room: Revitalise a Built In

Obscured places, such as the wall or back panel behind bookcases, do not receive much attention. However, there are excellent places to incorporate colour and design with paint or wallpaper. Another idea: Replace the door inserts with glass or put coloured film to the existing glass. These small additions can help to rejuvenate a place.

In the entry: create a mini mudroom

create a mini mudroom

A stool, a shelf, and some hooks are all you need to create a life-changing, low-cost mudroom, even in a small space. You can purchase pricey organisers built for this purpose, or you can blend old and repurposed components with less expensive modern products to create a complete solution. If you have the space, a cubby for each family member simplifies the daily routine.

In the entry: Paint the stairs

A creative use of paint is a cost-effective home renovation option for the path from one floor to the next. Choose a pattern, a theme, or a solid, eye-catching colour to make your steps stand out. Once dry, apply polyurethane to protect the finish. Do it once and you're done, or have fun with it and update it seasonally to wow friends and family.


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