Some of the improvements and remodeling ideas may take a lot of time and costs to realize them, while some ideas can save you money and efforts bringing positive emotions from refreshments. Signature Homes prepared 5 simple, but effective decisions to reach desirable remodeling at your home place and stay satisfied with terms and results.
What can change the image of your bathroom is the condition and appearance of the bathtub. The radical and more expensive option is to replace it with the new one, although the cheaper decision may come down to its refinishing.
In spite of the process of refinishing can take more time compared with the installation of the new bathtub, the significant savings and possibility to do it yourself (in case you’re the owner of all required tools) make this option more attractive. The total process may cost up to $1000 and one day of personal time at a maximum and includes the following steps:
- Cleaning the surfaces from grime and dirt;
- Putting primer and paint.
The most visited places or places that are located and the most popular home routes usually suffer from floor scratching, fast wearing, and scuffing, which make general floor appearance not attractive and influence the whole picture of your home place.
Instead of replacing the old floor surface with new one there is an option of refreshing existing ones either by yourself or with help of professional. The last option obviously is more expensive (up to $2000), although give you more time for personal needs and desires. The price may vary depending on the total square of the floor.
What is required:
- Sanding of the wooden floor surfaces;
- Re-staining it;
- A lot of efforts and time.
Refreshing of furniture in the kitchen, bathroom or any other types of cabinets located at home includes 2 stages: working with the internal and external details. Speaking about internal, we mean replacing mechanisms, and speaking about external – any kind of surfaces.
Any type of hardware installed at the furniture depreciates and wears down over the time causing squeaks, cracks, and poorly performing its functions. Instead of replacing doors or cabinets, you can replace just such mechanisms as hinges, knobs, and pulls, buying it in the nearest hardware store. The process of replacement is quick if you have a screwdriver, drill, and desire to get rid of unpleasant sounds of old furniture.
It is the usual thing when surfaces lost their brightness over time and much worse case when you found the paint started to chip away from the surface. Instead of buying new furniture you can save money by refreshing it by yourself or with the help of professional painters.
Except for being the cheapest option repainting allows to personalize the outfit and make it aligned with the room’s design or just make it unique. The key points are to select the paint of high quality to be sure you will not redo your work soon. In case you have doubts regarding paint, color, the way to refresh the surface you may also apply for help from a professional painter, which however may increase the cost.
Updating lighting from old-fashioned fluorescent (or incandescent) to LED not only changes the quality of light and feeling inside the home but makes it eco, saving energy and decreasing amounts in bills. It’s easy to purchase led-lamps in any hardware store while replacing old ones with them and doesn’t require any material investments.
Another way to save some space on the ceiling is to use embedded lighting, so the design and feeling of space will be changes. Although for this kind of work is would be a good idea to involve professional electricians to avoid problems with the wiring in the future.
5. House Appliances
Old houses used to have appliances painted in pastel colors, which look poor over time. Although such appliances may still perform in a proper manner their appearance may dissonance with the home’s design and may need some improvements as well. Happily, technologies and innovative methodologies allow changing their color without replacing them. You can either buy special painting tool kits or hire professionals to refresh the appearance of appliances making them look in a modern way.
While full reconstruction and complex replacements may require significant investments and time to make respective saving the described above measures is a good alternative for those, who desire to save money on updates. If this is your case, you can also check the option of refreshing plumbing, upholstery of soft furniture, implementing other small projects and improvements that will make your every day being at home more comfortable.