Tuesday, July 23

Want a Home Makeover? Try These 6 Renovations Under $5,000

Would you like a home renovation that won’t break a leg or an arm?

Some people say that there’s no place like home, but when you see that old and boring furniture, the chipped painting on your walls, and your plain and not-so-special decor objects, you might think that your home needs some serious renovations.

Many people prefer to keep things as they are because they have the idea that it is extremely expensive to completely renovate their home and make it look polished and brand new.

But one thing they forget is that sometimes it doesn’t matter how many things you change around your home because only a part of them will make a huge difference.

Do you know what that means? You can start your renovation project ASAP because I have some wonderful and rather budget-friendly tips that will give your pretty home a beautiful makeover.

So, what do you say? Are you ready to discover all the tips and tricks on how to remodel your home for less than $5000? Then don’t go anywhere, and let’s start!

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1. Bathroom vanity

Bathroom vanities look absolutely fantastic, and they can make a bathroom look and feel luxurious and pretty. Just imagine that you can wash your face in the morning and in the evening while looking in the mirror or doing your makeup before you head out. Perfection! That’s why I think a pre-made vanity set is a great renovation.

Finding the perfect item for you isn’t that complicated either; you just have to look for the style that you want and that fits your bathroom design.

There are a lot of options you could choose from, and they’re all magnificent. If you have more room and like to get things done faster so members of your household don’t have to wait minutes and minutes for someone, a double-sink vanity will be like heaven on earth.

Let’s say that you prefer to have easier access underneath your vanity. No problem, because a double sink will be amazing, but don’t neglect corner ones because they look pretty good too.

I know you’re interested in the financial aspect of this entire renovation idea, so for a pre-made vanity for your relaxing bathroom, you could pay between $100 and $2,700.

You don’t have to waste a lot of time and effort to install your new item because some basic plumbing knowledge will do the trick. However, that might not be the case if you’re scared that you’ll interfere with your pipes and end up destroying something.

If that’s you, it might be a smart idea to pick up your phone and call a pro for installation. That will cost you between $300 and $1500, so the total is still under $5000.

2. Install a small patio

Did anyone say renovation? Because nothing looks cozier and more relaxing than spending your summer nights on your patio while enjoying a delicious glass of wine with someone special.

So if you live in a house and you’re blessed with a gorgeous outdoor space, why not make it even better by adding some decking and a patio? Just imagine how nice it would be to sit outside, have friends and family over for a barbecue, and have fun with one another.

A classic brick patio that will give you a cozy and warm feeling will cost you approximately $7 to $15 per square foot for the bricks. If you need a pro to install it, you can double the money we just mentioned.

If you weren’t exactly blessed with a huge space and only have a terrace or a balcony, your home renovation project will be just fine with some outdoor floor decking. The prices there are a bit higher, from $50 to $200, based on the size, materials you want, and the number of deck tiles included. But here’s something that you’ll like: installation is way easier here, so yay!

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3. Recoat or refinish your old hardwood floors

Recoating or refinishing your old hardwood floors is typically time-consuming and exhausting, but it doesn’t have to cost you a kidney to have the dream effect you want.

The entire process can make you take between $500 and $1000 out of your pocket. Let’s break it down into tiny parts so you can understand better: the sanding, staining, and runs can be around $5 to $10 per square when you do it all by yourself, and the amount you’ll have to pay will become higher and higher, around $1000 when you call a pro to help you out.

If all you need to do is recoat your old hardwood floors, that will cost you less than $5 per square foot, which is pretty good, but this only works if your floors are still in good shape and don’t need as much care and attention.

4. Replace your kitchen countertops

The kitchen is the core of any home, so it deserves a little extra something, right? I’m pretty sure that a renovation will make it even more enjoyable to spend time in it, whether it’s cooking or eating, so here’s what you can do to freshen it up.

You can obtain the look that you want by quickly replacing your countertops. You use them a lot anyway, so why not make them pretty and stylish? Porcelain and ceramic tiles are very popular when it comes to this renovation project, and the cost per square is somewhere between $5 and $35.

This renovation project is not always easy to install and maintain clean and shiny all the time, but if that doesn’t bother you, then go for it because it looks divine.

You can also opt for laminate countertops, which come in way more styles and colors that we can talk about right now, but they’re a bit pricier at roughly $25 per square foot. However, they look amazing, and sometimes you deserve to treat yourself, right?

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5. Change your appliances

This is one of the most popular renovation projects when it comes to changing the appearance of your kitchen, but it wouldn’t be so popular if it wasn’t good, right?

Many people think that essential appliances are expensive and prefer to keep their old ones, but you can find a large selection of dishwashers, refrigerators, and stoves for less than $500 each (I didn’t include any of the additional fees, so the final price is more likely to be higher).

And if you feel like a major kitchen renovation is going to cheer you up and is still under $500, you could ask the employee to give you a discount code for purchasing many items at once, which might help you save up to $1,500.

You could also save money if you learn how to install these appliances all by yourself because pros usually charge between $100 to $500. Pretty good money for another renovation project around the house, right?

6. Replace your shower

When days are long and tiring and you can’t focus anymore, a relaxing shower before going to bed might be exactly what you need. You don’t need to spend a lot of dollar bills to experience a short moment of joy in your relaxing oasis from time to time.

You can purchase a prefabricated shower stall or kit for less than $1,000. There are plenty of sizes, colors, and even shapes for you to choose from, so go ahead and take a trip to the store.

You can save even more $$$ if you don’t need to replace your bathtub or shower pan and all that you need is a wall kit. That will cost you no more than  $600 so get the one that will spark joy into your life.

Do you plan on trying any of these renovation project ideas? If you need any more tips, this book is full of ideas and step-by-step explanations so you get the best results ever!

If you’re looking for another interesting and useful article to read, check out this one: 10 Worst Ways Frugal People Are Wasting Money On!

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