Home Remodeling Projects on a Budget

Whether you have a life time of experience or you are just starting out, there are always DIY home improvements and remodeling that you can do to make your home a little bit more comfortable. When you are on a budget remodeling can be a little bit more difficult but the rewards are just as good.

A little bit of paint can go a long way, simply changing the colors of your walls and or ceiling can give your home a whole different feel, certain colors can make it look more spacious (like whites, ivories, etc.) while darker colors (black, dark purple, greens) can make the rooms look smaller or give the room more dramatic and eye catching. Having an accent wall (a wall that is a different color) can help make a room look bigger. There are a lot of hardware stores who offer “Oops paints” colors where they mixed too much of it or they mixed the wrong color, they often offer these paints at a discount.

There are a few stores that specialize in selling used fixtures, tiles, doors, windows, etc. These stores usually have stuff donated to them from buildings or other houses that are being remodeled. There is usually a large selection of various styles you would have never considered. The one drawback to these stores is there is a limited supply and you are at the mercy of what they have in stock. However that being said they are usually less expensive than buying new, so there is a bit of a trade off in that regard. Sometimes having limited tiles gives you the opportunity to try a mosaic pattern, or to alternate colors that complement each other. There are some homes where they have tiling where every tile is different, the success of all of these however greatly depends on your home and ability to design.

When thinking about flooring it is important to consider the effect that you can get by combining materials (wood and tile, big tiles and smaller tiles, stencils and paint) there are a ton of combinations and unlimited outcomes. Waiting for flooring sales and discounts will work to your advantage. Look for durable, low cost materials like engineered wood, or bamboo.

There are near limitless options when it comes to remodeling a house and given a little bit of time and perseverance you can make your home something that is unique to your personal tastes. If you are wanting to tackle a larger more expensive project, you may be eligible for a cash out refinance loan. This type of loan will allow you to convert your home’s equity into cash. According to Gershman Mortgage in Denver, Co, you should contact an experience mortgage lender – they will be able to walk you through the process of the loan options available to you.


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