As a homeowner, you may want to make improvements and upgrades to your property. Complete renovations can be overwhelming and costly. Instead of jumping into extensive, time-consuming projects, let’s look at some easy and affordable home renovations to improve your living spaces.

Decluttering Your Home

While clutter removal may not seem like a type of renovation, it actually can be. If you have a difficult time finding things when you need them, you likely have too much clutter. Spend time sorting your belongings, working on one space at a time.

Organizing a single closet is a great place to begin. Sort things into groups: items to keep, trash, and things to donate. Move items you no longer want out of your home and begin reorganizing the things you’ll keep. Use baskets, decorative bins, and shelving to better store your belongings.

Upgrade Lighting

Light fixtures are both functional and decorative. If your fixtures are out-dated, rusting, or boring, upgrade them. Updating your light fixtures can change the whole feel of your space. If you’re happy with those you have, give them a visual update with a fresh coat of spray paint and by changing out the globes.

Easy and Affordable Home Renovations with Paint

A simple change in color with a fresh coat of paint often has a big impact. Don’t think of painting as limited to the walls. Use floor paint as a less expensive alternative to completely replacing or refinishing concrete floors in your basement or garage. Tiles can also be painted with special paint. Paint your cabinets to change the look of your kitchen without spending a lot of money.

Add Trim

Add trim and crown molding to bare walls to create a more visually appealing room. Existing trim can be spruced up with a fresh coat of paint or even a new color. You can also add trim to staircases and along the tops of cabinets where they meet the ceiling.

Replace Faucets

The faucets are the most frequently used fixtures in a home. However, they are often overlooked during renovations. A new faucet is an inexpensive way to change the look of your kitchen or bathroom. Choose a style and finish that complements your room.

Backsplashes are Easy and Affordable Home Renovations

In the kitchen and bathroom, backsplashes protect the walls from damage, particularly around the sinks and stove. They can be colorful and made of almost any material. Many backsplashes are tile, but not everyone has the experience to tile an area. Other options that are easier to install include beadboard sections and faux shiplap boards. There are also peel and stick or glue-on options that mimic tile and wood for a fraction of the cost.

Many of these home renovations can be completed in a few hours or over a weekend. They are inexpensive and easy for most DIYers. Small renovations may seem minor, but they have a big impact on the look and feel of your home.

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