Ways To Update Your Home On A Budget!
With a new year comes a lot of ambition to change things in our lives and homes. I know for me, the new year makes me crave some sort of makeover. The new year also makes me crave budgets and wanting to save money. Lucky for me, over the years Matt and I have had to come up with creative ways to make our homes exactly how we wanted them without spending a lot of money. Lucky for you, we have learned so much and I have many posts and resources to share with you. Updating your home doesn’t have to be expensive. We have learned so many ways to update different rooms in a home to make a big impact all while staying on a tight budget.
We have updated our own homes on a budget and now, we are updating our flip houses projects on budgets as well. With each flip house, we have to work with a tight budget in order to make the project profitable in the end. We have learned even more ways to update spaces without spending a lot of money in our flip projects and have loved sharing them with you.
Let me start by saying that DIY projects are the way to go when you want to update your home on a budget. If you can DIY it, do it. Do not waste money hiring someone else to do the work you can do on your own. With that being said, know your skill level. Don’t tackle a major project that you know nothing about because it will cost you more time and money in the end fixing the mistakes. Bigger projects may need the professionals and if you budget it right, you can still do it without spending too much.
Now, let’s get to all the ways your can update your home while staying on budget.
Ways To Update Your Home On A Budget
PAINT! I had to start this post with the one thing that doesn’t cost a lot of money and gives you the biggest bang for your buck. If I am looking to make over a room, but we haven’t really budgeting for it or I am not sure what I want to do, I always paint. Paint will make me feel like we have changed so much in one space and all we did was add a new color to the walls. If you are looking for a fresh look in a room or just a way to start a makeover, paint the walls.
I have written all kinds of posts about painting and the effect it has in a room. It is my favorite DIY project because I know it doesn’t take a lot of time or money to see a big change. Check out these ideas to get your painting project started:
Updating a bathroom can be a huge undertaking, but you can also update it without spending a lot and still getting the look and feel you are after. The bathrooms we have made over in our flip houses have been some of my favorite makeovers. I am planning to make over our bathroom in 2020 and I will be using a lot of the tips we have learned in the makeover.
Here are some great resources for updating a bathroom with big impact and small budget:
The kitchen, The heart of the home. The place we all congregate, no matter the size. The kitchen is the one room in the house the gets the most use and making it a space you are proud of and want to be in is important. I know when we think “kitchen makeover”, we think thousands of dollars, but in reality it doesn’t have to cost that much to see results. There are so many ways you can update your kitchen without having to break the bank to do it. Our last flip house had one of the best kitchen makeovers we have done to date. It is amazing what a little paint and some new hardware can do to a kitchen.
To find more budget-friendly inspiration to update your kitchen, check out these posts:
Earlier, I talked about DIYing as much of the updating as you can. We have learned so much by DIYing. One of the things we think we know pretty well, is the tools you must have in your arsenal to make the most out of every project. We reach for these tools over and over again and couldn’t live without them. They have made the difference in all of our projects, so I thought it would be fitting to add a link to them here in this post. You can find our most favorite tools HERE. We didn’t have all of these tools at once. We have acquired them over the years as we found we needed them over and over again for projects we were doing. Start with one and add to your “toolbox” as your budget allows and as you find out which tools you need most for the projects you want to tackle.
I hope these ideas have given you the inspiration and the push to start making some changes to your home even if you don’t have a big budget to do it. We have done the “makeover on a budget” for years and now, I love sharing how to do it with you. You don’t have to have a million dollar budget to make your home look like a million bucks. Our projects are proof it can be done and I am here to cheer you on through your updating journey.
For even more resources, get my FREE guides for 10 Ways You Can Make A Room Look New Without Spending Tons of Money and Decorate your Home on a Yard Sale Budget.
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