7 Life-Changing Home Renovations You Can Complete on a Budget

Choosing Budget-Friendly Renovations

Home improvement projects like basement developments, putting up vinyl siding, and massive kitchen overhauls can be daunting. Most people need to plan and save for a renovation of that size. 

So, what do you do in the meantime when you need a change, but the budget isn’t there? We love to help clients get the most bang for their buck when it comes to renovations. That’s why we always recommend a few simple but stunning upgrades that work well, even on a tight budget. 

Here are a few of our top home renovations that won’t take you into the five digits (or even four in some cases): 

  • Update Your Entryway

Keeping your entryway refreshed is essential. This is the first impression people have when they walk into your home. It sets a mood – for your family and your guests. 

Replacing or repainting the front door is the most impactful update. You can also change out your mailbox and house numbers, refinish metal railings, and repaint trim to get a completely new look.

  • Refinish Your Bathroom

Bathroom renovations can be costly. If you’re worried about leaking or mold in your appliances, you might have to invest in a full gutting. However, if the changes you want to make are mostly cosmetic, you can easily refresh your space to make it more inviting. 

A few simple upgrades that make a big difference include: 

  • Changing out your fixtures, including plumbing and electrical fixtures. New lighting over a vanity can instantly make your bathroom feel brighter and bigger.
  • Changing out your hardware. Replacing cabinet and drawer pulls, as well as your towel holders, can make an old bathroom look fresh and new.
  • Retiling the floor. This is a slightly larger ticket item, but old tiling or vinyl can really date a bathroom. 
  • Add a New Backsplash

Here’s a simple renovation we often complete for homeowners who are tired of spending time in the same old kitchen. Kitchen backsplashes are also a nice update for rental properties because the colour, pattern, and texture of a backsplash can create a luxury look without the price tag. You won’t need any general contracting or project management for this simple project, but it does pay to have an experienced renovator complete this task for you. 

  • Resurface Your Cabinets and Countertops

Outdated or scratched/dented cabinets and countertops can make a house look old and tired. If it’s not in the budget to rip it all out and replace it, keep it looking fresh and new with simple resurfacing. Whether it’s painting cabinet or adding a granite countertop on a bathroom vanity or island, this budget-friendly project can easily be completed over a weekend.

  • Add Crown Moulding

When your walls are looking run-down, your first instinct might be to reach for the paint can. Another simple way to reframe a room is by changing out your trim. Crown moulding is a great and inexpensive option for bedrooms, entertainment rooms, and basement renovations.

  • Update Your Fixtures

The difference made by a few new fixtures in a home is incredible. When it comes to plumbing fixtures, styles change fast. This simple upgrade can change the style of a room. Be sure to take your time and choose a style and finish that suits your home’s current style, but adds a modern touch. 

  • Add Closet Organizers

Closet organizers are a great and affordable addition to any home for two reasons: they offer both style and function. It might seem strange to update a part of your house that usually has closed doors, but this addition will make a big difference in your day-to-day. 

Custom-designed closet organizers can be created to suit your lifestyle. Whether you need to separate professional and lounging clothes, store heavier items out of sight, or create an easier way to sort linen, there’s an organizer that can help.

Finding the Right Edmonton Contractors for Your Home Renovation Projects

It can be difficult to find a renovation company that can stick to a budget and still deliver incredible results. When you want to hire experienced general contractors, home renovations can quickly add up. But most times, paying for expertise and precision pays off and can boost the resale value of your home. And if you do your research and find a company that’s proven to care about their customers’ needs and budgets, you’ll end up with a great reno experience.

At Homes by Tricolor, we’re custom home builders and full-service general contractors with over 30 years of experience in building and renovating homes in Edmonton and the surrounding areas. We renovate kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and more. If you’re looking for a reliable contractor in the Edmonton area to help keep your project under budget, call our experienced home renovators today!