There will come a time, every so often, when you will look around your home and feel the need for a change. For some, that change might be minor: just a bit of rearranging, maybe a new coat of paint. For others that change could be major: new appliances, fixtures, lighting – hey, let’s scrap the whole thing and start fresh! But not everyone has the means to do a top-to-bottom overhaul. Here are some home renovations you can do that are kind to your budget.
After a brutal winter here in Ottawa, renovation will be on a lot of our minds as we do our spring cleaning. There are many simple projects you can do yourself to brighten up your home without spending major bucks. A refreshing new coat of paint can dramatically change the way your home looks and feels. Go for a bright colour, or a dazzling white. You can experience some major changes by simply replacing some lighting fixtures or updating your walls with some art. Replace your blinds or baseboards, add some crown molding or a colourful new rug, and watch your space transform – and all under budget.
If you feel the need to renovate but have to keep spending to a minimum, choose one thing to focus on that will make a big impact. Maybe you have been dying to replace your old-fashioned shower or your dated kitchen counter. It’s often a better value to have a professional install it, ensuring everything is done properly and is up to code. A reputable Ottawa renovation company will give you great results, at a fair price that will last for years to come. The point is that you don’t have to undertake a huge project with an equally large price tag to make an important update.
Always Go for Quality
As mentioned, there are many things you can do yourself to update your space without enlisting the help of an expert, or breaking the bank. However, when it comes to home renovations, there are some things you definitely don’t want to skimp on. When installing major fittings like showers, sinks, or anything involving plumbing, it’s in your best interest to consult an expert. In the end a contractor will save you money (not to mention time and effort) by choosing the best parts and installation process, preventing you from having to troubleshoot any errors.
Home renovations are a great way to bring new life into your living space. Figure out the budget you have to work with and see how far you can make it stretch. You’ll be surprised yourself what a large impact a small project or two can have. Happy renos!