Home renovations will transform your house into more liveable modern space and better yet it will also add value to your property. If there’s a lot of work to be done, home improvements can cost a lot and not everyone can afford to spend thousands on a new kitchen or knocking out walls. However there are lots of little D.I.Y projects that will freshen up your place without a hefty price tag.
Home renovation ideas for every price bracket; let’s take a look:
Home renovation ideas under $150
1. Repaint front door
They say first appearances are everything so why not give the front door a lick of paint. Maybe even go for something bright and bold as seen in the images below to make the ultimate statement.
Source: Katie Ronsenfeld Design
2. New light fixtures
If you walk into a light shop you’ll see sparkling light fittings dangling left, right and centre. However they can cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have something amazing by being a little creative with your inner DIY skills. By using household items such as plates or mason jars you can make eye-catching lights for your house.
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It’s really simple to make a mason jar light, all you need is the jar, electrical cord and a few tools. Watch the video below to see how easy it is.
3. Add storage
It’s a well-known fact that you can never have too much storage in the kitchen, bathroom and basically in every room. So why not build some extra shelves or bookcases that won’t only declutter your place but also double up as a focal point by adding some bright colours.
Home renovation ideas under $500
1. Update curtains
Changing the littlest thing such as your curtain material can make all the difference to a room. If they were darker change to lighter tones to make a room seem larger or perhaps completely change dated venetian blinds for softer roman blinds or curtains.
2. Add greenery
There’s no end to what you can do when adding living plants by placing potted plants or terrariums around the home. But for the WOW factor look at building a stunning vertical wall garden or in-built herb garden for the foodies.
For larger scale vertical gardens you might want to call in the professionals, but to achieve a similar outcome make smaller ones that look like living picture frames. You can buy pre-made boxes and wall pockets, or go through the fun of building it and uniquely design it for your space.
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3. Add a skylight
If you have a dark house consider adding some more light, it will do wonders for your place and have a huge impact on just about everything. This is where a Airtasker handyman might come in handy to help you install a skylight for a relatively cheap price.
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Home renovation ideas under $1000
1. Paving outdoor areas
Does your backyard need a bit of a facelift? Adding or replacing old pavers will revamp your entertaining areas and can also spruce up your front entrance.
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2. Refresh cabinets
You could reuse your old cabinets by stripping back the wood and adding fresh coat of paint, or you could completely change the look and feel of your kitchen with new cabinet doors. It will cost you a lot less than replacing the entire kitchen fit out.
3. Repaint entire house
If you want to make the biggest impact why not repaint the entire house? It will make everything look instantly brighter no matter what colour you choose. Be warned though, it could take lots of your precious time to perfectly paint every room, remember many hands make light work easier.
4. Replace lawn
If you are about to sell your house this is a task worth considering, as it will directly impact your home’s value. Even if you’re not going to sell, if grass is looking sparse it could be time to get some new turf, the kids (and you) will love the feeling of new grass under your toes.
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Got any other cheap home renovation ideas? Let us know in the comments below!