Wallet-friendly home renovations

If you're thinking about home renovation, it is common to envision sledgehammers and artsy architects.…
Wallet-friendly home renovations
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If you’re thinking about home renovation, it is common to envision sledgehammers and artsy architects. Although this is one way to go, there are other routes you can take that will give your home that renovated look and feel without all the fuss and expense.

There are many changes you can make throughout your house that are certain to give it a modern face-lift. These renovation ideas are simple, and they are ideas you can carry out yourself for a fraction of the cost of hiring that artsy architect.


An effective way to do a quick home renovation is with a can of paint. Give any room an instant uplift with a new shade of color. Whether you’re hoping to hide wall blemishes, freshen up a room, or simply change it, a coat of paint will do the trick. If you want to stay environmentally friendly, look for zero-VOC paints, which are a great choice for a child’s room. If you are inspired by the color of a fabric or object, take it with you to the paint store. Most places can customize your paint color to match your inspiration piece.


For an impressive home renovation, change the flooring. Unless you want to replace carpet with tile, it is possible to lay new flooring in any room over the course of a weekend. Tile is a lovely floor covering that takes a lot of skill and time to lay; however, if you are looking for a quick solution, consider no-fuss flooring. Head to your local hardware store and browse the many flooring choices that require a little measuring and a sharp utility knife. Most of these types of flooring are self-adhesive and are easy to work with. Update an old room, replace worn hallways, or cover up that basement floor with a modern design over the course of a weekend.

Nearly instant home renovations

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