Renovating your house doesn’t mean you rip everything out and replace it with new stuff. If you’re looking to remodel your property to add value to it, you don’t have to spend a fortune first. There are lots of minor changes you can make that will reap profits when you’re ready to let or sell your property in the future.
Here are some budget renovation ideas that you’re sure to love.
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Upgrade the Flooring
While this seems to be super-expensive, giving your home a new flooring doesn’t have to cost you a lot. Also, it’s an easy job once you get the basics right, so you won’t even have to spend on labor.
If you have concrete floors inside the house or on the patio, glam them up with durable floor paint. Just a couple of coats will add oodles of personality to your home! Go for a single colour and create a tiled effect by masking off lines with painters’ tape. You can also create a checked pattern.
For a concrete-floored garage, consider coating with epoxy. Epoxy wipes clean easily and resists oil and water. Choose paint colours and colour chips that can mask imperfections in the concrete. Use anti-skid additives for extra grip.
Install a floating floor- you have several options like wood, cork, and laminate! These options come with tongue and groove planks that can snap into place, making the job easy for DIYers.
Wall-to-wall carpeting might not be an option for all homes, particularly leaking basements or if you live in an area that receives rainfall. So if you have rental properties or houses for sale in Fleet, use area rugs to add interest and warmth. A good idea is to install a stair runner; it will make your home look classy and also provide a good grip on the stairs.
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This might be tough to believe, but the ceiling plays an important part in completing the look of any room. Check out these small projects that can transform your home!
If hideous popcorn ceiling is marring the beauty of your plush interiors, consider installing a bead board ceiling. Bead board is relatively cheap and fairly easy to install. Just be sure to measure it correctly so it fits your ceiling right.
If you’re up for painting the ceiling, a fresh coat of paint can do wonders. You don’t have to stick to white or light colours though; try an all-black or grey ceiling to mask duct work, or add a pop of colour in a neutral-themed room.
Add crown moulding for a touch of glamour. Don’t worry about getting the corners right; use lightweight moulding coated in plaster that cuts easily and can be touched-up with some plaster.
Cover bare ceilings with tiles or decorative panels. Upgrading lighting fixtures and adding ceiling medallions can also make a huge difference to the interiors.
Target the Kitchen and Bath
These rooms are most closely inspected by buyers or tenants, so if you intend to impress future takers, the kitchen and bath definitely need to be refurbished.
Old cabinets can be given a makeover with a fresh coat of paint. While bold colours can look great, don’t go overboard with a bright pink or lime green if you’re going to shift soon. That’s because future occupants might not share your taste, or they may own furniture that won’t complement your choice of colours.
Add a tile back splash to counter tops for a rich look. A pegboard back splash can double up as storage and display space!
Scrub clean all the old hardware in your kitchen and bathrooms. You might want to spray paint old fittings or replace them with new ones.
Bath tubs and sinks can be refinished with tile and tub paints to hide discolourations and unsightly stains. Get the toilet professionally sprayed or just replace the toilet seat!
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Home renovations can certainly increase the value of the property. That being said, it’s crucial to choose renovation projects wisely or you will end up putting in more money that you can possibly take out!
Now that you have some amazing budget ideas to renovate your home, get started on them and raise the value of your property significantly!
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