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5 Best Home Upgrades on a Tight Budget

There will come a time where some home improvement projects will become unavoidable. It makes no difference whether or not you are ready to pay for these upgrades. However, when it is time for you to heed the call, you need to know what to do and an estimate for how much it will cost. Luckily, we compiled five (5) home upgrades ideas you can do on a tight budget.

You can make most of these improvements without hurting your wallet. Are you ready for it?

Refresh Your House with New Paint

A fresh coat of paint might be what you need to give your home a completely new look. Repainting is a lot less expensive than taking down walls and changing the structure of your home. It could also work wonders in boosting the mood of a particular space without the need to purchase furniture or decorations. Plus, it can give your home a personality!

Do the painting yourself or with the help of family or friends to save money on house renovations. If you’re repainting the entire house, pick a color that will create the feeling you want in each area.

Working on an even tighter budget? Simply re-color your doors, window casings, and shelf. This will instantly transform the vibes in your home while saving you money on paint.

Let in More Natural Light

Is lighting a major concern for you? Rather than spending money on new windows or elaborate light fixtures, simply install light pipes in the area. 

Light pipes are clear tubes that carry light from a source – such as LED or sunlight – to the desired location. Light pipes allow light to transfer over short distances, with low light intensity loss. In addition, they can bend light around corners and into tight places, allowing you to illuminate the home without installing new windows or expensive lightings.

Adding a window will require you to cut a hole on a wall and install frames which is quite costly. On the other hand, light pipes are three times less expensive than windows and can evenly distribute natural light in the space.

Maximize Your Space

Do you wish you had an extra room? Unfortunately, extending a home, such as adding a room/loft or building an entire room, requires a big budget. Rather than spending money on a costly house enlargement project, declutter your home to make extra space. You may also opt to sell your old items and put the money towards your home improvement project.

Adding storage can help you manage your belongings and make the most out of your space. If possible, install ceiling shelves, floating shelves, under-the-bed storage, and built-in cabinets. You may not believe this, but keeping your space clutter-free is an upgrade itself. It is easy, almost free, and helps keep everything orderly!

On the other hand, you can also install mirrors to provide the impression of more space in a room.

Decorate with Plants

Plants breathe new life into a dull space. They could even stand alone and goes well on almost every house design. Aside from its air-purifying benefits, they are pleasing to the eye and give off a relaxing vibe. 

There’s a whole different process in choosing your ideal indoor plant. You may want to consider a low-maintenance plant or one that demands less sunlight. The most common are snake plants, peace lilies, or aloe vera. 

When it comes to choosing the pots, you can simply stick with the color scheme you have decided on for that room. However, if nothing comes to mind, remember that white is your finest and safest bet. 

Add Crown Molding 

Crown molding softens the edges between your walls and ceiling, giving you a sense of coherence when you stare at it from top to bottom. There are many available crown molding options on the Philippine market, depending on your budget and style. 

There are many cheap, easy-to-stick crown molding available in online stores such as Shopee or Lazada. However, if you happen to have extra cash to spare, nothing beats deep-stained hardwood as crown molding. 

Good news! Crown moldings are not only used for walls and ceilings. You can also put one on doors, window corners, and even cabinets. So if there is one surefire way to tie an entire room together, crown molding is the key!

Final Thoughts 

If you’re thinking of upgrading your home but are on a low budget, these basic home improvements should help you without breaking the bank. Meanwhile, if you’re planning an extensive home remodeling, you should also consider getting a home renovation loan. Again, always specify a budget and evaluate your financing choices.

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