Do you feel a draft when you open the door in the living room even though the window is not open? Or maybe the floor is creaky and the ceiling started to fall in the bedroom. Every home needs a restoration from time to time. Even though you invest in high-quality materials and products, the passage of time and the daily use, will leave their toll on everything.
So, how do you keep the house together with a family to support and a limited budget? Don’t worry, there are ways and today we are going to discuss some of the most important ones.
Don’t blow out anything unless you have to
You need more space in the kitchen now that the family is bigger? Well, you don’t have to move a wall for this! Take a moment and analyze the situation: where is your space going?
If the furniture is old and massive, you may want to rethink it. Modern furniture items for the kitchen come integrated with a lot of storage space and they don’t occupy too much space. Also, think vertically – do you have suspended countertops? If you remove that big old cabinet and you create an island with storage space underneath, you solved a lot of problems.
Don’t be too cheap about it
Yes, you’re on a budget and you’re trying to save money. However, on important items like the doors and windows you can’t be cheap. You need high-quality materials that will last for at least 10 years from now on. Also, we recommend custom made windows and doors. This way they will be a perfect fit without having to blow up any walls. Even more, modern designs promote a self-cleaning glass that will save you a lot of work in the future.
It may be a bit of an investment now, but you will be happy with your choice for years to come.
Don’t be afraid to recycle
Habitat for Humanity has 400 ReStores all over the country and you can find a wide range of products there. However, you should know that most contractors don’t like to work with salvaged materials because they don’t want to assume any risks. Still, if you’re doing the work, you can find many great things on one of these restores.
Think about refreshing without too much damage
If you want to refresh a room, there’s no need to buy new furniture or install new windows. Sometimes a fresh layer of paint is enough. If you want something very fancy, you can think about a feature wall or elegant wallpaper.
The same goes for the floor or those dark cabinets in your kitchen. Everything that is still in good shape but looks boring and dull can be brought back to life with a fresh layer of paint. Try to select cute, vivid colors that bright up the place. The costs will be minimum and the results will be powerful.
Be creative with DIY projects
You can remake every room with a bit of creativity and skill. For instance, the kids’ bedroom can be completely changed with a few simple ideas. Even more, you can also get the kids involved in this great project!
As you can see, home restoration doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. You just need to be creative and smart about it.
Guest Post: John Miller