So you feel like your house is a bit drab and looking a little shabby, but you don't have the cash to spend on a huge remodeling project. In Canada the average homeowner will shell out $23,300 on remodeling projects, but that doesn't have to be the case. There are a number of small remodeling projects that can give your home new life that you can do yourself, or hire a contractor to do it for a price that won't overwhelm your bank account.
Update Your Front Door
A run-down front door can taint the appearance of your whole house. You can easily find a new front door that fits your home's aesthetic at home improvement stores. Installation is a breeze, it can be done by almost anyone, and takes only about an hour or two.
Upgrade Your Windows
Older windows on a home can be an eyesore. This is especially true if the sealing around the window has started to degrade. You can hire someone to replace your windows with windows that are modern and updated. This may be more expensive than other small upgrades on this list. However, new windows drastically improve your home's appearance.
Give Cabinets New Life
You don't have to tear out your old cabinets and install new ones to improve them. Many general contractors will strip and refinish your cabinets for a reasonable price. You can choose the type of finish or stain that you want and give those old cabinets a facelift.
Replace Old Worn Out Fixtures
Changing out fixtures is one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to enhance your home. Older fixtures on cabinets, cupboards as well as ceiling lights and lamps can be simply replaced by yourself. If the rooms in your home have outdated ceiling lights, replace them with newer models to enhance the room. Replace handles on cupboards and cabinets to transform them.
Add a Tile Backsplash To Your Bathtub Or Shower
Tile backsplashes come in a variety of colors, as well as a variety of tile sizes, and can add a pop of color to your bathroom. Contractors can finish tiling a backsplash in a day. If you are feeling adventurous you can undertake this endeavor yourself. Consider different patterns and sizes that will compliment your existing aesthetic.
Install Cubbies Or Bookshelves
In wall cubbies and bookshelves are a great way to house books, collectibles, heirlooms, and pictures. You can work with a contractor to find the style, color and size of these additions that best fit the space. This project will take a day or two, but you will be amazed at the transformation of the room.
Give Your Closet a Makeover
An empty, dull closet with only a single clothing rod is a bad closet. Closet organizing companies have a variety of options that you can choose from for closets large to small. You might want to insert organizers for shoes, drawers where you can store clothes during off seasons.
Renew Your Walls With A New Paint Job
Painting a room might be a hassle, but it is an affordable way to enhance any area of your home. Paint dulls and stains over time, making the whole room look dingy.
When you are considering painting a room in your house, think outside the box. You can implement patterns, stencils, ombres and methods of texture painting to make each room unique. If you have rooms with less windows, which means less light coming in, consider what color of paint can create the optical illusion of more light.
Any one of these small remodeling projects are sure to improve the overall feel of your home. You can pick one or many, depending on your budget, and enjoy the results while enjoying all the money you didn't have to spend to achieve a refreshed home.