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Top Tips to Renovate Your Home On A Budget

Top Tips to Renovate Your Home On A Budget


Looking to renovate your home on a budget? Look no further. While it might seem best to do renovations in phases (i.e. start with the kitchen, then go on to the living room and so on), you don’t actually have to do this. You can renovate your whole home economically and make it worth your while as well.

I will give you top tips on how to make your home look fresh and add some personal touches that will increase its value substantially. Some things might seem pricey in the short run, but are actually solid long-term investments. Custom-made metal roofs are a great example of this.

Here’s how you can utilize good planning and strong investments and renovate your house in an effective way.

Divide and Plan

The first thing you should know is that planning is key. You need to be able to assess your house and figure out which areas need the most work and where you’ll make the heaviest improvements/changes. The best strategy is to make a plan for each space or area and then list down who you need to call to take care of each. You should brainstorm what you need to do when note down your end goals for all the areas. Once you have this checklist prepared, you’re ready to move on to other steps.

Make a Budget

Since you’re renovating on a budget, you should know what you can spend. Remember to not overestimate your budget limit. Rather, keep a lower figure in mind and try to plan according to that. If there’s something you’ve really set your mind upon, you can account for that with a larger budget. Asides from that, you should keep a realistic number in mind.

Start Your Research

As with all things, research is the first logical step. This type of research is super important if you’re on a budget. You should look at the items you need and find places where you can get them. If you want a glass lamp, for example, you don’t have to splurge. If you research properly, you can easily find a thrift store where you can acquire a lamp like that. The same rule goes for a majority of other things, even service crew. Take your time and research all the goods and services you need. You will end up saving a lot of money in the long run.

Tricks and Techniques

Make sure you consult an architect or contractor to gather some expert tips. For example, if you want a smaller room to look bigger, you don’t have to knock down a wall and expand it. Instead, you can get some mirrors and put them up around the room. Many famous architects use this technique to make smaller spaces look more roomy. You should have a list of these convenient techniques so you can renovate better on a smaller budget.

Stay in the Light

Remember that houses with an abundance of natural light are always more attractive. If you can’t change your windows, just have them painted a lighter shade than the rest of the room. This will maximize the amount of light that comes into the room and trick the eye into believing the windows are brighter than they actually are. A well-lit, well-painted house looks stunning and this can easily be done on a budget.

This is a collaborative post. All views and text are my own. 

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A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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9 Comments

  1. 12/02/2019 / 6:23 am

    Desperately needed these tips!! We are starting renovation in Jan and obviously we have a budget but this would help me reduce the budget and make my place more cozy and warm

  2. 11/29/2019 / 10:01 pm

    Ohh thanks for the tips! I want to do some research into renovating a home in a couple of years, you can get so much more for your money that way.

    Ami xxx

  3. 11/29/2019 / 8:47 pm

    Renovating your whole house at the same time sounds tempting and is probably cheaper. I guess the only thing is you would need to find a place to stay during renovations.

  4. Elena Toma
    11/29/2019 / 12:03 pm

    This was very useful to me as we also started to renovate and we sometimes it can be more expensive than anticipated. We also made the windows wider so we can get more natural light and love it !

  5. 11/29/2019 / 3:59 am

    These are great tips! I am working on renovating my new home and I need all the help I can get!

  6. 11/28/2019 / 1:40 pm

    These are great tips, I do love having light in the house as much as possible, it just makes everything be and feel larger to me.

  7. 11/28/2019 / 10:33 am

    We made my daughters little box bedroom look bigger by using pale colours, mirrors and lights.

  8. 11/28/2019 / 3:33 am

    wow you always seem to know what to post! We’re planning on doing some remodeling in 2020. This came at the right time!

  9. Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    11/27/2019 / 9:58 pm

    Careful planning and sticking to an agreed budget is what worked for us when we renovated our house. I think your suggestion of painting a room with a lighter shade instead of tearing down and replacing windows is a good idea. Very practical and provides close to the effect you want to achieve.

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