The day has finally arrived, the day you have been waiting a long time for; you finally get to remodel your home and make it look more beautiful than ever. Of course, once you have your budget given to you, you will want to find a way to make it stretch as far as you can and find ways to remodel the important spaces like your kitchen and master bathrooms. Whether you want to find ways to update your cabinets on a budget or insert space-saving double pocket doors, you need to find ways to get the job done and make your home look exactly as you always dreamed of without going outside of your budget. Below are a few ways in which thrifty DIYers can make their homes look stunning.
1.) Don't buy all new cabinets for either space
The cabinets in your kitchen and your master bathroom may be sadly out of date and make you feel unhappy when you enter. However, buying brand new cabinets for either space can cost thousands of dollars and blow through your entire budget with just that. Instead, remove all of your cabinet doors, sand the cabinets and doors down, paint them, and add some new handles and knobs. This will cost you a little more time, but financially it will cost a few hundred dollars compared to a few thousand.
2.) Paint wall stripes
Your bathroom walls can look very plain and monotonecompletely disinteresting. Doing a complete re-do with new light fixtures and new wallpaper or professional painters coming in will probably not be in your budget. You can still give your bathroom the design attention it needs without breaking the bank or taking weeks on end. You can do this by simply painting the walls in two-tone stripes with colors that are very similar to each other, maybe a shade apart. This takes your walls from looking flat to having dimensions and catching the eye of everyone who goes in there.
3.) Shopping online can also save you money
Imagine spending weekend after weekend going from home department store to store looking for the exact fixtures that you want for your house. You research which ones will look the best, which will be the most cost-efficient, and what appliances will last for the longest time. What many people do not know is that shopping in the actual department stores can actually be costing them more money than if they would get on the computer and shop. There are more deals online, more places to look at once, and you can compare deals much easier online than you can in person. This means you can find the cheapest deals for what you need and save money in the end. If you need to know where to start, there are plenty of money-saving pointers as well as design tips for the spaces in your house that you can find online in no time.
4.) Stay flexible and look for surplus finds
Many department and home decor stores will buy several pieces of the same thing like sinks, bathroom vanities, paint, tile, flooring options, backsplash, etc. Many times, they order too much of one thing which will drive that item into a sale. When you stay flexible and look for surplus and stick sales, you can end up finding nice, expensive, items on sale for a very affordable price that will not hurt the budget you plaid out for yourself.
5.) Get a contractor to help you out
There are a lot of components that go into your bathroom and your kitchen. As thrifty as you are trying to be and as much as you want to save money by doing most of the work yourself, the truth is that there are going to be some parts of the job that will actually be more expensive if you try to do it on your own with inexperienced hands. Sometimes, hiring a contractor to do all of the tough stuff can save you money in the end and leave you to do the fun cosmetic work.