Remodeling on a budget

You don’t need deep pockets to give your home a facelift. In fact, there are actually quite a few remodeling ideas that are low budget, but still high impact. The key is choosing those projects carefully and using the right team, resources, and materials to get the job done.

Want to remodel your home but don’t have a whole lot of cash to spare? Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Re-face or re-stain your cabinets.

You don’t need brand-new cabinets to give your kitchen a makeover. Consider just re-facing or re-staining your existing ones instead, and save a few thousand dollars in the process. Re-facing and re-staining is faster too, meaning less noise, less mess, and less of a hassle overall.

Upgrade your countertops.

Similarly, switching out your countertops is another quick and affordable way to change up your kitchen or dining space. Consider quartz if you go this route — not only is it in high demand with today’s homebuyers, but it’s also super durable, which means it will last.

Add new lighting.

Frame your home in new light — literally. Add track lighting to your kitchen, or install pendant lights in your dining room for a quick facelift. You could even go high-tech and choose lights you can control by smartphone. (Smart technology is huge with today’s buyers, so hello, bigger listing price!)

Tear out old carpeting.

For the most part, carpet is out, especially old, worn-out carpet that’s been around for decades. If you’ve still got remnants of carpeting in some of your rooms, consider ripping it out and staining the wood floor below. This can take your space from drab to fab in a span of days.

Try a new backsplash.

Can’t afford an all-new sink or appliance set? Change their backdrop instead. Metallics, whites, greys, and subway-style tiles are all hot in today’s market. Be sure to take your counter material and color into consideration when choosing your backsplash material.

Want other remodeling ideas that won’t break the bank? Let Criner Remodeling help. We can point you toward low-cost, high-impact projects that can transform your space for less. Call us today for a consultation.