If you’re ready to give your house a new look, but your time or funds are short, you’re in luck! At Christie’s, we have plenty of ideas for mini renovations: small changes that make a big impact. Remember, you can always make easy upgrades now and plan for more projects down the road.
Take a look at this list of easy upgrades for ways to spruce up your home without breaking the bank:
Restore Cabinets – If a complete kitchen or bathroom remodel is out of your budget, resurfacing your cabinets will work wonders. Our specialists will evaluate how much work is needed and leave you with a space that feels brand new!
Replace Hardware & Fixtures – Replacing lighting fixtures and hardware like faucets, handles, and hinges with new ones will instantly update your home. Show off your personal style with just the right finishing touches.
Install Recessed Lighting – Make any room look brighter, more modern, and more upscale with recessed lighting. Like any project, you can start by installing them in one area, like under the cabinets, and expand to others in the future.
Build a Backsplash – Adding or updating the wall behind your stove or countertop is an easy way to your kitchen (or bathroom) a new feel. Backsplashes aren’t just attractive. They protect your walls from water damage.
Spiff Up Your Staircase – Dreaming of a slightly bigger change? A staircase is the first thing you see when you enter many homes. If your stairs or railing look shabby or lackluster, it could be time to refresh or replace them.
Replace Windows or Treatments – Another relatively minimal renovation that makes a huge impact? New windows! Efficient windows make your home quieter, lower energy bills, and are one of the best home improvement projects to increase your ROI.
- If you are updating your windows, consider adding a new one to an area of your home that doesn’t have enough light. It will improve your value and comfort simultaneously.
- Energy-efficient window treatments like blinds, shades, or curtains can achieve similar effects if you aren’t ready to replace your windows.
Fix Up Your Fireplace – A fireplace is the central focal point of any room it’s in. If you want to make a big impression without lots of changes, take your fireplace up a notch.
Garage Door Replacement – Installing a new garage door can add tremendous value to your home. According to the Cost vs. Value Report from Remodeling magazine, it is one of the most reliable investments homeowners can make, averaging over 90% Return on Investment (ROI).
Revamp Your Outdoor Seating Area – Improving your outdoor space is one of our specialties. No matter your project’s size, we’ll help make better use of your outdoor space.
Front Door Facelift – A new front door can improve your home’s curb appeal, energy efficiency, and security. For an easy refresh, paint your front door and shutters (your garage doors, too, if it applies).
Powerwash & Paint our Exterior – Sometimes, all you need is a new coat of paint. Think of power washing your home like washing your face! You – and your home – will look and feel so fresh afterward.
These suggestions will improve your home’s look and provide years of enjoyment. Of course, each one requires varying degrees of skill and knowledge. A trusted and talented remodeling team is critical to ensure you get the most bang for your buck, no matter how many bucks are in your budget. Christie’s Design Build Remodeling is ready to help! Contact us for a complimentary consultation so we can discuss the renovations that are best for you.