3 Ways to Renovate Your Home on a Budget

There are many different reasons why someone might be considering making big changes to their home: perhaps you love your local area but your house isn’t living up to the mark, or maybe you need to make your home more fit for your family’s needs. Whatever your reasons for considering home renovations, cost is one of the biggest obstacles to overcome when it comes to making changes around the house. 

However, luckily there are a few things you can do to make your home improvements more cost effective. For example, here are three simple ways that you can renovate your home on a budget. 

Stick to a cosmetic makeover

While home renovations don’t have to be impossibly expensive, the more structural changes and alterations you make to the layout of your home, the more expensive your upgrades can become. Thankfully, changing the look, feel and atmosphere of your home is something which can be achieved through simple cosmetic changes that don’t have to break the bank. 

For example, instead of ripping out your old kitchen units and replacing them with more expensive ones, you could consider upscaling your current units by painting them in a new colour scheme, and even adding new fixings such as new handles. Additionally, changing splashbacks in your kitchens and bathrooms will automatically change the style of the room, as will replacing the flooring around the home.

Make the most important changes first

When there are a lot of different aspects of your home you’d like to change, doing it all at once requires a larger upfront budget to draw from and can be difficult to work around, especially if you have a large family to take care of. Therefore, you may want to consider making a list of all of the changes you would like to make to your home, and prioritise them in order of importance. 

For example, changing things such as windows and doors that are old, unsafe or low quality would be more of an important task to prioritise than changing old worn down carpets (unless they are causing a trip hazard or are otherwise unsafe). You may also find that there are certain grants or funding options available to those who are in need of making important changes to their home, such as the Double Glazing Funding scheme.

Repurposing your existing rooms

Making structural changes to the layout of your home such as adding extensions and moving around partition walls, especially load bearing walls, can become an incredibly expensive and long-winded task. So, alternatively, you could consider reorganising your home to better suit your needs. For example, if you need one of your bedrooms to be more accessible, you could consider switching the layout of your home to be an upside down house, so that the bedrooms are on the bottom floor. However, it is important to remember that changing plumbing sites and adding new sockets can be more of a complicated and time consuming procedure, so only make changes that are within your budget and that you are one hundred percent certain it.