In times like these, you have to make every move count or it will sting when you review your finances. With home renovation projects, you have to be even more careful. If you make the mistake of underestimating a budget, you could end up with an eyesore in your home for a very long time and no money to fix it. How can you avoid this problem? For one thing, you can start out on projects that you know won’t break the bank to begin with. Here are five to try out when you want to get to work.
1. Cabinet refacing. People are always wondering how to give their kitchen a new look without spending a ton of money. If you are one of them, look no further than cabinet refacing. Cabinets are such an important element in the room, yet they can be expensive and time consuming to replace in their entirety. The refacing job involves stripping away the outer layers of a cabinet and replacing it with a new finish. In addition, you will have the old pulls and knobs replaced with new materials that will make them really glow.
2. New countertops. People look at the cost of granite or engineered stone countertops and think they will never be able to afford new counters. That doesn’t have to be the case. While granite is expensive, acrylic surfaces are not. They can look very attractive and service you well for a number of years. If you decide you want something a bit fancier later, you can trade up to granite. In the meantime, you won’t have to deal with old, cracked or worn counters in your kitchen.
3. Insulation. How comfortable are you when sitting in your foyer or towards the back of your home in the winter and summer months? It is basically the same question as asking how well your home is insulated. If you take care of this essential element of your home’s care, you won’t be let down when the extreme seasons hit. Start up stairs in your attic and then check on the basement. Of course, the windows in your home all have a say in the matter as well, so make sure the insulation is tight in these spots.
4. HVAC overhaul. If you have to replace your HVAC system, it will cost you, but the small repairs don’t have to be intimidating. It is only natural to fear the worst, but don’t hesitate when there is an issue. Get an estimate and get started on the road to repair immediately. You might discover that something you thought was a huge repair in the making turned out ton be something basic.
5. Painting. The way you have painted your home can make a huge difference in its overall look. It is also one of the easiest and least expensive of the home renovation projects which don’t cost much to pull off. Get out your brushes and get started.