Cheap and Quick Home Improvement Strategies to Make You Like Your House Again

There are some home improvements that simply don’t have much return on their investment, but you do them anyway because you want something different. Sometimes, you just need a change – to get rid of that ugly pink bathtub that was trendy in the mid-twentieth century. 

If you’re considering a home renovation of some sort, here are a few strategies that are on the cheaper side to make, won’t take up too much of your time, and who knows? Maybe you’ll like your home just a little bit better once the improvements are all done. 

Bathroom Renovations

Total bathroom overhauls can be expensive and time-consuming. If you’re looking to change the look of your bathroom without dedicating a fortune and weeks’ worth of your time, try these easy improvements. 

  • Instead of retiling the shower, paint it instead. Just be sure to prep the shower area properly for the best results. 
  • Instead of replacing the vanity in your bathroom, try painting it for a fresh look. If the sink is in good shape, leave it as is and simply upgrade the faucet. Sometimes all you need to do is replace the hardware and it gives the room an entirely new vibe. 
  • If clutter is a problem in your bathroom, install rollouts in your vanity, and shelving on the walls for more storage. 

Kitchen Improvements

Kitchen remodels are another timely and costly improvement, but if you have neither the time nor the money for a complete kitchen remodel, these ideas work just as well to make the heart of your home more attractive and functional. 

  • If your kitchen countertops and vinyl flooring haven’t worn well, don’t rip them up! Give the countertops that popular industrial look by concretizing them with several thin layers of concrete product. For old vinyl floors, a fresh coat of paint does wonders to bring them back to life!
  • Paint the cupboards and replace the hardware or replace just the cupboard fronts. 
  • Add rollouts to your bottom kitchen cabinets
  • Reframe a window with wood valances
  • Buy new appliances. The money you save by not doing a complete overhaul can be used to buy new energy-efficient appliances that will in turn save you more money that you can use on future home improvements. 

Other Improvements Around the House

While kitchen and bathroom improvements have the most return on their investments, you can make other improvements that make your home more comfortable and attractive to you. For example, create an accent wall in the living room by covering it in pallet boards, wallpaper, or an all-encompassing wall stencil. 

If your home has high ceilings, consider investing in a fabulous central light fixture and painting the ceiling a vibrant color that calls attention to an otherwise neutral room. 

Whether you choose to make improvements in the kitchen, bathroom, or some other area of your home, updating it will help you love it even more than you did when you bought it.