Remodeling your home can be expensive, but there are some things you can do to your home to make a big impact and still stay within your budget. These are all things you can do yourself, even if you aren't very handy with tools. See below for remodeling projects you can do all by yourself.
Repainting your home can easily be done, even if you aren't a great painter. Using the right tools for the job is key, as is painter's tape (to help with those lines). Invest in quality paint instead of cheap paint, and be sure to use enough to cover. When painting, cover areas you do not want to get paint on with painter's tape (such as on baseboards and ceilings), and lay a drop cloth over your floors (in the case of a spill). Begin by cutting in the edges of the wall using a 2" angled paintbrush. Then use a 3/8" nap roller to roll the paint on your walls. Using a long-handled extension with your roller helps to get up high on the walls without the use of a ladder. Paint your walls using neutral colors, or if you want a pop of color, paint just one wall in an accent color.
You may not be able to lay out your own carpeting, but changing your flooring can make a big impact. Replace old or ugly flooring using cheaper vinyl or laminate. You can find a variety of colors and styles in both of these flooring types that look more expensive than they are. The best part is that they are easy to install. Be sure to remove all of the old flooring and scrape any residue from the floors to ensure they are completely level. Look at your local hardware store for these flooring types.
Updated Door/Drawer Knobs
Change the door knobs around your home, especially if they don't match. Change them to a more modern handle or knob, especially your front door knob/handle. You can also change the knobs or handles on your kitchen cabinets for an updated look in your kitchen. These can be changed easily. Choose from oil-rubbed bronze, brushed nickel, or even black knobs/handles.
New Light Fixtures
Light fixtures can change the look of your home. You can find updated and inexpensive light fixtures at your local big-box hardware store. If purchasing a new light fixture isn't in your budget, you can try to paint over your old fixture. For example, if you have a gold- or brass-colored light fixture that is in good shape, paint over the ugly color using spray paint in your color choice, such as oil-rubbed bronze, nickel, or white. Tape over any areas you do not want painted using painter's tape.
These projects are all fairly simple to do and can make a big impact in your home. For professional help with more extensive renovations, contact a contractor at a company like Di Salvo Construction.