Dreaming of having some home renovations done but the budget won’t allow for the dream to come true? Rooms can be updated and home renovations accomplished for less with these money saving ideas.
Money Saving Ideas for Kitchen Renovation
If you want new kitchen cabinets but don’t have upwards of $10,000 in the budget to spend, consider re-facing the existing kitchen cabinetry for an updated look that will cost well below $10, 000 to achieve. A cabinet installer can apply a wood veneer to existing cabinets, replace doors, drawer pull and drawer glides in any color or style you choose. The end result will look like a newly renovated kitchen and still leave money in your pocket.
Long for new granite kitchen countertops? Having granite tiles laid over the existing kitchen countertops will give the updated look at less than half the price of a slab of granite. The existing kitchen countertops become the foundation for a professional tiler to lay standard 12″ x 12″ granite tiles on, followed by a narrow band of color-matching grout that makes the countertop renovation look like a solid slab of granite.
Need to renovate the kitchen floor? You might already be walking on the money saving answer. What’s under the existing kitchen floor surface? Many older homes already have hardwood floors in the kitchen that have been covered up by multiple layers of linoleum, lift a corner of the existing kitchen floor surface to see what is hiding beneath. An old wood floor can be re-finished to look brand new, and if an old wood floor is not discovered, laminate flooring will renovate the kitchen floor for under $1,000.
Money Saving Ideas for Bathroom Renovation
The money saving renovation ideas for kitchen cabinetry, countertops and flooring can be applied to bathroom renovation too. If a new bathtub and shower are desired, a money saving renovation option is to have a new lining made for the tub and shower. A manufacturer/installer will take measurements of the existing tub and shower and custom make a new lining from acrylic that will be bonded into place, providing a new tub and shower at a substantially lower cost.
The color of the bathroom tile wainscoting or fully tiled walls got you singing the blues (or avocado green or pink)? Broken or outdated colored bathroom tile can be covered over with beadboard plywood for a money saving bathroom renovation. A woodworker can glue beadboard directly over broken or oddly colored bathroom tile for an updated look on the cheap. The new beadboard wainscot can also have a a narrow shelf created along the top to provide more bathroom storage space.
Family Room Home Renovation
When money is not available for an addition to be built onto the home for a family room, consider knocking down a non-load bearing interior wall to create a more open floor plan within the home. An open floor plan allows for better use of space and allows for multiple-use spaces.
Create custom built-ins for the new open space of the family room and save money by using stock cabinetry. Stock cabinetry can be painted or stained to match the home’s interior, stacked on top of each other to create book shelves or used side by side to create window seating.
Affordable home renovations can be accomplished in any room of the home with creative uses of lower priced, not lower quality, building materials.