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3 Tips for Renovating Your Home on a Budget

3 Tips for Renovating Your Home on a Budget

“Renovate” is an intimidating word. Few renovation projects are small, and a significant renovation threatens to completely drain your wallet. Unexpected costs can easily run up your budget. If your home is showing signs it needs an interior renovation, you can still be financially sensible about whatever project you need to complete. To learn more about how you can accomplish this, read our tips for renovating your home on a budget.

Paint Yourself

You may not be a painting professional, but anyone can grab some tools and paint from a hardware store and complete a simple paint job themselves. Painting your home with your own two hands requires some forethought and preparation, but it will save you the money a professional would charge. When you’re picking out a paint color, be attentive to how paint colors affect a room’s feel. Paint has the power to change your sense of a room’s depth, while certain colors correspond with various emotions. If you employ paint thoughtfully, your painting project will greatly change your perception of your home.

Focus on Lighting

Another psychologically important factor you can switch up is your home’s lighting. If you don’t like the glow a light fixture casts in a room, replace the shade or the entire fixture. You can also disperse your lighting throughout a room by limiting your central fixture and getting ambient and table-based lamps. This prevents the room from seeming too harshly lit and greatly improves your experience at home. LED light bulbs can also improve your home’s energy-efficiency.

Prioritize Long-Term Value

Another tip for renovating your home on a budget is to make sure you get value out of major renovations. When you cannot put off a home renovation—maybe your kitchen tile is cracking and becoming unsafe—be sure to use materials that will last. If the project will add value to your home, it may be worth the investment in the long run, particularly when you go to sell your home.