6 Easy and Inexpensive Home Improvement Projects

Say the words “home remodel” and right away the mind screams, “Too expensive!” While it’s true that many home improvement projects cost a pretty penny, you can make improvements to your home without breaking the bank. Below, we divulge several budget-friendly home remodeling projects that are sure to breathe new life into your space. 

1. Kitchen Countertops

Kitchen renovations are notorious for being expensive, but if your cabinets are in good shape, you can get by with just replacing the countertops instead. 

Obviously, the fewer countertops you have the less expensive it will be to replace them. That said, having less countertop real estate might allow you to splurge on a more expensive material. 

2. Living Room Flooring

Carpeting is found in most living rooms, but today’s home décor trends point to a new covering: hardwood floors. If you’re looking for a relatively easy and inexpensive way to give your living room a fresh look, consider replacing the flooring underfoot. 

Today’s flooring options are thin enough that it’s not always necessary to remove the old flooring first. You can go right over the top to save time and money. You have an almost endless array of colors and styles, so let your personality and preferences shine. 

3. Living Room Window Treatments

Sometimes, the smallest changes have the biggest impact. If your budget is tight, consider switching out old window treatments for something new and exciting. New curtains, new shades – these things go a long way to hiding old windows (which would be a pricey renovation, for sure!). If you’re the DIY type, consider sewing some new curtains yourself and use the old rods and hooks to save money. 

4. Bathroom Storage

You can never have too much storage space in a bathroom, as most bathrooms lack enough. Create more storage space in your bathroom by adding a slim shelving unit, wall shelves, or other innovative and decorative storage solutions that not only add functionality to the space but also beauty. 

5. Safety Upgrades in the Bathroom

Grab bars and toilet paper holders are nothing new in a bathroom, but today’s bathroom accessory manufacturers have gone the extra mile in creating safety-minded bathroom accessories to make the room an overall safer place to be. 

From ADA-compliant towel bars and toilet paper holders to other accessories that can be used as grab bars in the bathroom, you have many options for making your bathroom a safer room for you or someone else in your household. 

6. Wainscotting in the Bedroom

You don’t need a bunch of power tools or money to create a high-end look in the bedroom. By adding a few pieces of trim or a few sheets of Wainscotting, you can change the look of your bedroom dramatically without spending a fortune. 

If Wainscotting doesn’t fit in your budget, you can create the look of Wainscotting by using trim and paint to give the illusion of this popular wall enhancement. 

While it’s true that major home remodeling projects can be expensive, the ideas above will let you give your home a new look without breaking the bank.