When many of us think about home renovation, we imagine a complicated and expensive process. However, revamping your home doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. In fact, we have the perfect DIY ideas that will make your home stand out even when you’re on a budget.
From installing a new kitchen backsplash to bathtub glazing and laying your living room staircase with a stylish runner, we are sure you won’t miss something that will make your guests smile.
So let’s get to it, shall we?
1. Repaint Your Front Door
The front door is often a neglected part of most homes. If an old front door makes your home look dingy, update it with a new coat of paint.
Use a bold paint color that makes the door stand out. The accent color you choose should also complement your home exterior.
A newly repainted door stands out, and it’s inviting. Besides, a bright-looking door can brighten up your mood after a long day at work.
2. Update the Stairs Runner
The stairs are probably the first thing your visitors notice when they enter your home. Thus, a good-looking stairs runner gives the perfect introduction to your guests.
Make the stairs stand out by laying a stylish and pretty stairs runner. Don’t be afraid to use a runner with a bold color or a striped one. A neutral color that compliments your walls will also look good.
3. Get a New Backsplash
Freshen up your kitchen by swapping your old tired backsplash with a new one. Today, there are many options to choose from, including stone, tile, glass, beaded, and ceramic backsplashes.
If you’re on a budget, check out designer backsplashes on the internet and look for something similar but cheaper. A peel and stick backsplash is a doable and affordable DIY- project, and so is an adhesive glass backsplash.
And yes, you can also spice up your dull bathroom with a new backsplash.
4. Bathtub Reglazing
A chipped and discolored bathtub can be a turn off for you and for your guests. Update your old tub by refinishing it.
Bathtub refinishing can save you thousands of dollars compared to remodeling your bathroom or buying a new tub. Simply arm yourself with a bathtub refinishing kit, follow instructions, and you’ll be done within a day.
Be aware that glazing your bathtub isn’t as simple as repainting your walls. The process requires attention to detail, ample ventilation, and enough time to let the paint cure. If you’re unsure of doing it, you can always seek the help of a professional, and your bathroom will still get a fresh look on a budget.
5. Update Your Flooring
Is your flooring so bad that you can’t stand it? Maybe you should try a budget-friendly upgrade such as peel and stick flooring.
Such flooring will look good, and it will take less time to install than traditional wood planks or tiles. Besides, you’ll have options to choose from in terms of color, texture, and beauty.
6. Change Your Window Curtains and Blinds
New curtains or blinds can do wonders for your living room. You can look up options on the internet on how to sew new curtains or spice up the old ones. You can also go for unlined curtains as they are cheaper, use minimal fabric, and are also easier to sew. Reusing the existing curtain rings and rods will also help you save more cash.
Renovating your home doesn’t have to be a long term or expensive affair. You can fix up your house with any of the above suggestions and make your dream of a beautiful home a reality.