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Life on a Budget: How to Renovate Your Home

Life on a Budget: How to Renovate Your Home


Have you been dreaming about renovating your home into the perfect living space, but don’t have the funds to do it? Home renovations and decorating can be expensive, especially by the time you add in labor costs. In this article, we are going to talk about budget-friendly ideas that you can do yourself to turn your home into a beautiful oasis.

Some houses are a lost cause, and it can be challenging to find the time to decorate even with budget-friendly options. If you aren’t looking at renovating, take a look at We Buy Ugly Houses if you live in the Dallas area.

Decide upon a theme:

The first thing you’ll want to do when giving your house a makeover is deciding upon a theme or style that will run throughout the home. This ensures that everything flows together as you move between each room. There are many styles to choose from, from minimalist to modern or Scandinavian to bohemian, you’ll undoubtedly find something to suit your taste.

Once you’ve chosen your theme, try searching for inspiration online. Keep a book with you, and journal any ideas that you like. You might even find a piece of décor that you can DIY yourself along the way.

Paint a feature wall:

Hiring someone to paint your entire house can be extremely expensive, but purchasing all the paint and doing it yourself can also be pricey. Instead of painting the whole house, try painting a feature wall to create a new and exciting space.

One of the easiest ways to create a stunning feature wall is to use some tape to create a triangular pattern. Then, fill it in with any color of your choice (sample pots work great for this). This is an affordable way to create a compelling art piece, and it can really make a room stand out.

Another option is to purchase some wall stickers. These are inexpensive and can be removed if you want to change up the space. They come in all shapes and sizes, and some are even customizable.

Add in some greenery:

Indoor plants not only make a room look chic, but they also come with a range of added benefits. Some indoor plants help clean the air, and have been proven to elevate mood levels, relieve stress and anxiety.

The most common indoor plants include spider plants, bird’s nest ferns, dracaena, and pothos. They are all great for purifying air, and you can even plant them in gorgeous indoor pots for added decoration.

Make your own kitchen splashback:

Purchasing and installing a kitchen splashback may seem pricey, but there are a range of DIY options available that can turn your kitchen from drab to fab. You could use kitchen vinyl for an easily removable option, try out peel and stick tiles or even create your own mosaic.

You can really brighten up the area with different colors and designs, so take the time to be adventurous and experiment. Try matching your kitchen decor to the splashback, to give the whole room a completed feeling.

Change your hardware:

Hardware can be dull, but a simple way to completely change up the space is to install new handles on your doors and cupboards. Head to a thrift shop, and you can find funky, unique handles that can create a whole new look to your furniture and doorways. For a bohemian style, you can even try mixing and matching different hardware, or creating your own out of household options. You’ll be on your way to starting a home remodeling business before you know it.

Donate/throw the clutter:

Have you heard of the KonMari method, which involves decluttering your home, and only keeping items that spark your joy? It might be difficult at first, but following a process similar to the KonMari can help you save space and create a cleaner home environment.

Another popular way is the ‘one in one out’ method. The aim of this is that when you purchase something that you already have, you have to throw/donate a similar item. For example, donating and old shirt if you are buying a new one. By donating old things, not only can you help someone in need, but you can save space in your new and improved home.

And there you have it! With these simple ideas, you can transform your home into an incredible living space. Always remember that renovations don’t need to be expensive. You can save money and decorate the home of your dreams. Good luck, and most importantly, have fun.


Hassan is a Blogger, Author, Entrepreneur and the Administrator of He heads Burgeoning Technologies, a Web and IT Company and manages several other blogs and websites. He can be followed on , Twitter and Facebook.