Many people want to take on some home renovations, but they’re worried about the cost. Well, in most cases you don’t actually need to spend tens of thousands of dollars on home restoration. The pros at Top Home Builders have put together these top 5 budget-friendly home renovation ideas that are fast and affordable to pull off.
Add Fresh Paint
Sometimes a new coat of paint (or two) can be all it takes to hit refresh on a room in your home. It doesn’t cost much and can instantly make a room feel newer and look brighter. Ask for a tester can of your desired colour. You can paint a small patch on the wall and live with it for a few days to see how it looks in different types of light. Use at least a semi-gloss for bathrooms so as to prevent the growth of mould and mildew.
Installing new flooring whether it’s hardwood or laminate, is a fairly easy install for most homeowners so you can save some money on labour during the house remodelling process. Another bonus is that you can usually install new flooring on top of existing flooring, saving the time and cost of removing and hauling away the old materials. Flooring comes in so many different materials these days, there’s an option for every family’s budget.
Open Up Space
Knocking down a wall to combine two rooms can be an effective way to make your home feel bigger, or even feel like a brand new house altogether. Consult an engineer or professional contractor about whether the wall you want to remove is integral to your home’s structural stability. If the wall isn’t “load bearing”, it can be quick and cheap to demolish the wall you no longer want.
Add Kitchen Backsplash
There’s a backsplash material available for every homeowner’s renovation budget. Choose from glass, ceramic, stone or tile.This is an opportunity to add a pop of colour or an extension of your personality into the space. However, most designers will advise you to keep the backsplash neutral so it doesn’t become outdated too quickly! Limiting the coverage of your backsplash to just around your stove and sink area could be one way to save a few dollars.
Update Kitchen Countertop
If your kitchen cabinets are still in good shape, simply upgrading your countertop can be an easy way to elevate the look of your kitchen. If you’re really into cooking or baking, this could also be your chance to extend your countertop to get those few extra inches you’ve been missing. If you want to save a few extra dollars, try asking your local tile retailer if they have any leftover pieces from previous projects that might fit your desired square footage.
Renovation On A Budget
It’s possible to pull off a home renovation without paying a lot of money if you’re willing to look for deals and learn some new skills. But like with every home project, factor in some extra padding onto your budget for unforeseen expenses such as damaged materials or issues with electrical and plumbing.
Hire A Professional
At Top Home Builders, we take pride in being an expert home remodeler that San Jose residents can rely on. We are also more than just a construction company – we provide our customers with exceptional home remodeling services to suit their every need. We’re happy to serve many locations across California including Fremont, Hayward, Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Pleasanton, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Atherton, Cupertino, San Carlos, Belmont, Saratoga and the rest of the Bay Area.
Taking on a home remodelling project yourself can be a time-consuming and daunting task and that’s why hiring a professional home contractor is a worthwhile move. The home renovation experts at Top Home Builders are the Bay Area’s most trusted home designers and builders. We can work with any budget to source the materials you desire and pull off the perfect remodelling job with every small detail considered. Contact us today for a free estimate.