When starting a home renovation project, it is critical that you formulate and keep to a budget—after all, while everyone wishes they could draw from an unlimited supply of money, that is obviously unreasonable. Rather, depending on what room you are renovating, you should prioritize the changes you hope to make.
Of all the home renovation projects, remodeling your kitchen is by far one of the best home updates if you want to add value to your home. However, you still can’t renovate everything, especially since kitchen renovations tend to be pricey; you still have to prioritize or at least DIY where you can manage.
The first change you should consider is overall aesthetic appeal. Is everything matching? How is the flooring? If you don’t have $15,000 to do a full kitchen update, focus first on the elements of your kitchen that you can see. According to House Beautiful, this may include a fresh coat of paint on the walls and cabinets, granite countertops, and an updated floor. If you have more to spend, you will want to update your major appliances such as your fridge, sink, or stove.
Just like the kitchen, there is always plenty to do in the bathroom; however, there is not always enough budget to spare for a full bathroom renovation with a new shower, floor, vanity, toilet, and other bathroom fixtures. So, as previously stated, you must prioritize.
The two elements that can really make or break the aesthetics of a bathroom are its color scheme and lighting. You can make a bland bathroom into something luxurious with a pop of color and even a little DIY. So, if you are on a tight budget, the first thing you should do is repaint the walls, update the lighting, and add in more glass or tile fixtures to enhance the effects of your lighting and color. If you choose to update your glass, go for tempered glass. According to Community Glass & Mirror, tempered glass is safer because it breaks into small pieces instead of jagged shards.
Nothing makes or breaks the value of a home more than its curb appeal. That’s why, according to Dumpsters.com, the final most important renovation project is your landscape. If you can spare a couple hundred to get a professional landscaper on the scene, all the better. However, if you plan to do it yourself, make sure you research ahead of time the types of plants that work best in your area and how to keep them. If you feel uncomfortable doing your own lawn, at least practice good maintenance with what you have, and try to add in a couple potted plants or cobblestone walkway.
Now is the perfect time to start a home renovation project. However, when there is so much to improve, it can be difficult deciding what areas of the home you should focus on. In the end, make sure that you stick to your budget and prioritize the things that will add the most value to your home.
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