A small home remodelling doesn’t have to be expensive. There are a lot of simple things you can do when you are remodeling on a budget that not only improves the look of your home but also adds significant resale value no matter if you are doing a total home remodelling or making some upgrades. Let’s look at some helpful hints on how to remodel your home beautifully and within budget.

Plan Ahead


Whether you are a first-time remodelling your home or a pro, it’s important to take the time to plan ahead. This will include everything from scheduling to setting your budget. Your contractor will help create a plan that fits your lifestyle so that your home remodelling project doesn’t disrupt your daily life.

Careful planning will help you anticipate potential material shortages so your project is never delayed. You can ensure you have the materials when you need them and pivot when necessary to materials and design ideas that better suit your home remodeling project.

Consider Paint Options

Updating the paint colour of a room is an affordable and impactful way to improve the look of your home. Let your personality shine through with paint colours that reflect your design preferences. Many homeowners stick to neutrals like white or cream when choosing paint colours for their home. But there are several ways to enhance the look of your kitchen with colour.

Choose a sage green if you want to add a touch of the countryside to your home or consider an accent wall in a bold colour to contrast a minimalist white kitchen. A splash of colour can brighten up your kitchen and create a space that is fun and inviting, especially when entertaining guests.

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Do Your Research

Even small home remodeling requires some basic research to move ahead. This can include checking to see if you need any building permits to complete the work or researching which design and style trends you want for your home.

Make sure you research all material costs and any potential add-on costs such as legal fees, service upgrades, or possible increases in the cost of goods.

Your contractor will review the steps of the home remodeling process so that you don’t miss any important details during the planning phase.

This research will also help you establish a realistic budget so you can ensure that all the elements you want to include are added to your home design.

Designs for Small Rooms

One of the biggest challenges homeowners encounter is the differences between a remodel vs renovation. This usually occurs in small rooms which often require a complete renovation to improve the overall look and functionality. While a remodel makes a few subtle changes, a renovation can have a tremendous impact and return on investment.

Designs for small rooms should always take things like storage and maximizing space into consideration. You want to take advantage of the space you have to work with, without adding the feeling of clutter. Choose designs that are open and create space-saving opportunities.

Maximize Kitchen and Storage Space

A functional kitchen is a key to incorporating storage solutions and maximizing space. You don’t have to do a total remodeling to improve your kitchen space. One of the first things you should consider is improving storage. This can mean adding a built-in pantry to an unused wall or adding an island to your kitchen to create more storage space.

By creating multiple work surfaces, you can increase resale value in the future. Remember storage can be done affordably. Your contractor can take your existing shelves and find new and innovative ways to improve storage.

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Use Windows to Your Advantage

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Windows are one of the most affordable ways to increase the light in your kitchen. If you have a small window in your kitchen area, then it’s time to go bigger. Your contractor can add a window that better suits your kitchen space from making an existing window larger in size to adding a glass wall.

This will also help you save money on energy bills as you will be less reliant on the lights. Instead, you can bask in the natural light as it illuminates your elegantly designed space.

Remodeling a Bathroom

A functional and luxurious bathroom is one of the most sought-after features for most homeowners and homebuyers. But how do you remodel your bathroom and still stay within your budget? Start by reviewing how you can improve things like storage and functionality. This can include adding a vanity where you can store toiletries and makeup to installing a medicine cabinet that helps to reduce clutter.

It’s also important to look at the overall condition of your bathroom including the sink and tub. If they’re starting to get rusty and it’s leaking, then it’s time to consider an upgrade. Your contractor can find affordable solutions that allow you to create a private spa-like experience with improved lighting and storage without blowing your home remodel budget.

Flooring Options

Flooring is sold by the square foot so it’s important to choose something that is durable so you can get many years out of your floors. The most common options are:

  • Vinyl
  • Wood
  • Marble/Granite
  • Tile 
  • Linoleum

Your contractor will help you choose flooring materials that reflect how you use each space in your home, allowing you to have luxurious flooring options in areas that get the most traffic such as the living room and kitchen while reserving more affordable flooring options for spaces like a guest room or ensuite bathroom. 

Contact Us 

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.

Top Home Builders can help you transform your living space with home remodeling ideas that fit your budget. We work with you throughout the remodel process to clearly define your goals and exceed your expectations. Contact us today for a free quote, and let Top Home Builders help you create the house of your dreams on a budget.