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Low-Budget Remodeling Ideas To DIY

For most, it just isn't always in the budget to remodel your home every few years to keep up with the times (or the Jones'). Most people can't afford to purchase new furniture, let alone remodel an entire room of their home. If you have the money for a remodeling project, that's great, but if you don't, there are things you can do yourself to make a big impact, without breaking the bank too much. See below for some low-budget remodeling ideas:


Even if you aren't too handy you can paint. Painting a room can make a big difference. A new coating of paint can make a room feel so fresh, clean and new. When choosing a new paint color, be sure to test the color out first before purchasing two gallons of paint, painting the entire room, then hating the color. You can purchase small paint samples at your local paint store - it's worth the extra cost. Paint the ceiling first (use a long-handled extension pole to save your back and neck), then paint the walls, and finally the trim around the room. Cut in the paint around the edges and corners, then use a roller to fill in the space between. Use enough paint on the paintbrush and roller so you don't have to do several coats, but not too much that you have drip marks.


Flooring doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. Some can be installed yourself such as vinyl or laminate plank flooring that snaps together easily. If you are looking for carpeting, this should be left to a professional installer. Look for remnants at your local flooring or hardware store that may be cheaper than a special order.

New Hardware

New hardware on cabinet doors can go a long way. It's easy to swap out the old handles for something a little newer and it can be inexpensive to do. You can do this in the kitchen or your bathroom as well. Change handles on other cabinets around your home as well. If you are fairly handy, change the handles on doors throughout your home too.

Remodeling doesn't have to cost you a lot of money, depending on the type of job you want. If you are looking for an entire room remodel such as additions, plumbing changes or additions, or walls being knocked down, leave these jobs to a professional remodeling company to ensure it is done properly.

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