Renovating On a Budget: Easy and Affordable Home Changes

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Is it time to make some changes to your house? Maybe your rooms are looking a little bit dated or your decor preferences have evolved over the years  — or maybe you just want a fresh start.

Either way, renovating your home doesn’t have to break the bank. 

For many people, the idea of investing in house upgrades can seem both costly and daunting, but there are options that can make it easy and budget-friendly.

Transform your home with our easy and affordable renovation tips:

Apply a fresh coat of paint

Home renovations don’t need to be complicated to make a big impact, and new paint is one of the simplest ways to redo your space. Over time, your wall paint may fade, stain or crack and applying a fresh coat can brighten your room to make it look new. 

Alternatively, you can also completely change your color palette to fit different aesthetics without buying new, expensive furniture or making any structural changes to your home. You can even experiment with accent walls or designs, like arches.

Painting your home is one of the simplest home improvement projects you can plan for. It doesn’t necessarily require a professional to do the job and you can find a wide variety of options at local paint stores. 

Add a backsplash to your kitchen

If you’re looking for a kitchen project that’s both easy and affordable, look no further than adding a backsplash. This type of upgrade can help you add personality and color to your kitchen, while also acting as a protection to your walls. 

They can come individually cut or as sheets from a wide array of major brands that you can then peel and stick yourself. If you’re not interested in the traditional tile look, they also are available as single sheets of solid surface material.

By adding a backsplash, your kitchen will both look better and be easier to clean. What more could you ask for?

Buy new matching hardware 

Complete the cohesive look of your decor by buying low-cost matching hardware for your house. This can include hardware for your cabinets, drawers, doors, etc. — the options are endless.

Maybe you want to capture a modern feel. An easy way to achieve that is to invest in bright stainless steel knobs and pulls. If you want a more artsy look, you can mix and match different finishes to maximize your space’s eclectic energy. Want an added warmth? Gold finishes are the answer.

Whatever design choice you make, new hardware is the perfect (and simple!) solution to pulling a home together.

Install a ceiling fan

If you’re looking for a more functional renovation that doesn’t detract from your decor, consider installing a ceiling fan. Perfect for summer, ceiling fans won’t clutter your space but will add a much-needed breeze during particularly hot days. They’re also useful in the winter months as they can help to circulate heated air.

You can also choose ceiling fans as accent pieces to your already-built spaces. Installing a ceiling fan is a simple process and it won’t hurt your budget. If you buy one with lighting fixtures, the piece will also act as a space brightener.

Invest in Phantom window screens

Are you making the most out of your home’s windows? If you’re worried about too much sun, annoying pest issues or perhaps a nosey neighbor, Phantom Screens has window screen solutions tailored to your needs.

All of our window screens are retractable, so unlike traditional screens, you can discreetly hide them away from view when they’re not in use. This allows you to have them when you need them without detracting from your home’s overall look. They also come in a variety of standard colors or custom matching — including wood grain options! Our screens also fit nearly all window types including casement, awning, single and double-hung, sliding and tilt and turn windows.