Are you looking for a fun weekend project? If you live near a Home Depot or Lowe’s, you can find a host of great projects that you can tackle over the weekend. Making changes to your kitchen and bathroom can be affordable if you do it yourself.
You can also find great deals by hiring designers who can help you make inexpensive changes that can spruce up your home and increase your home’s value. Use these tips to help you remodel on any budget.
Remodeling Tips On Any Budget
Upgrading Your Cabinets and Floors
HGTV suggests that even small remodeling projects can increase your home’s value. One of the easiest ways to upgrade a room is to change the cabinetry or change the flooring. Cabinets are relatively cheap at Home Depot and Lowe’s and you may find discount improvement stores that have styles that are much cheaper. Just make sure to measure your cabinets so you will have enough for your space.
With flooring, if you have old carpeting that you want to remove, this is an easy project that you can do the same day. You may find that the floors under the carpet are still good and may just need to be sanded and restained. If you buy flooring to lay on top of your existing floors, check with your local home improvement store for tile patterns that are easy to apply. You can have this completed over a weekend or even in a day if you have help!
Add a Wall or Take One Down
Another way to open your space or make it more efficient is to add a wall or remove one. If you add a wall, this can turn a larger room into two separate rooms if you wanted to have a den space or an extra bedroom. You may need to check with your development about the work and hiring laborers. You may also have to confirm if the area will count as a true “extra” bedroom as rooms in the basement that don’t have windows are usually excluded.
With wall removals, this can sometimes be the perfect way to let more light into your home. If you do plan to knock down a wall, be sure to speak with a contractor and home inspector about your floor plans to confirm that there are no pipes or gas lines behind the wall.
Painting and Wallpaper
For a fun project, you can tackle over a long weekend, consider repainting or add wallpaper. If you’re ready to resell your home soon, keep in mind that neutral colors will help it sell faster. With any wallpaper, you may also want to keep your color schemes neutral so you won’t have to strip it when you’re ready to sell.
When you’re ready to remodel further, you can find kitchen and bath designers in Phoenix AZ by checking online with Angie’s List and with Yelp. Even small changes to your home can increase the value and make give it more curb appeal!