5 Ways Families Can Renovate Their Home Without Breaking The Piggy Bank

| April 3, 2017 | 6 Comments

5 Ways Families Can Renovate Their Home Without Breaking The Piggy Bank

 

Your home is the most special place in the world. It’s where you listened to your child mumble their first words and watched them take their first steps. That is why renovating your home is so much fun. You get to take your favourite place and make it much better.

You’ll already know raising children isn’t cheap, so even though you want your home to be lovely it can’t break the piggy bank. You have to improve its beauty without spending too much. We’re going to discuss some of the easiest ways you’ll be able to do it when the time comes.

 

5 Ways Families Can Renovate Their Home Without Breaking The Piggy Bank

Our kitchen renovations replacing cabinet doors and handles before and after look

 

1 – Swap Over Cabinet Doors

There is a good chance your cabinets are fine even though they look a little beaten up. This is usually because the doors or handles are too old. It doesn’t make sense to fix something that isn’t broken.

Focus your efforts on the specific problems by swapping cabinet doors for new ones. It’s possible you will only need to replace the handles. In lots of cases a new coat of paint will be more than enough too.

2 – Luxury Isn’t Always Expensive

We all think certain things are luxurious because of the information we’ve been fed, but it isn’t always true. The chandelier is a good example, because even though we think they cost a lot most of them don’t.

Then you’ve got luxury items that come with cheaper alternatives available. A good example of this would be marble statues. Instead of buying marble you could buy metal statues and they would still look luxurious.

3 – Replacing Your Windows

Hopefully you only need to reseal your windows as opposed to replacing them, but you’re sometimes left with no choice. It’s a pity because it involves a lot of work, which is why you should always choose vinyl windows.

They are so much cheaper than any other kind, plus they come with extra benefits too. You’ll be able to pick any style and colour you want. They’re also simple to clean making housework a breeze.

4 – Only Go For Quality

When it’s time to renovate a room you might decide to throw lots of old things out. Don’t rush to the store and replace them without thinking about it first. Ask yourself if you would be able to live without them.

It’s often advantageous to spend more money on a few items rather than the same amount of a collection of them. You’ll also be left with a lot more space, which has its own advantages when it comes to beauty.

 

 

5 – The Bathroom Hotel Look

If you walk into a fancy hotel you’ll always notice they look different compared to normal bathrooms. The biggest difference isn’t necessarily related to money. It’s got a lot more to do with how things in the bathroom are presented. A change of paint colour with a few new accessories can give a facelift to your bathroom without spending lots of money.

How much do you think a standalone bathtub is compared to a regular one? There is no way deeper sinks will be a lot more than one in the average bathroom. These two changes will make your bathroom look gorgeous.

Don’t Break The Piggy Bank

It’s easy to waste lots of money when trying to build your dream home. Emotions can get the better of you, so hopefully these tips will save you money. They’ll also make your home a lot more attractive than it is at the moment and you should look forward to your next renovation project.

What are your tips to renovate your home without breaking the bank?

 

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Lyne is happily married and has two teenagers: a 19 year old son and a 22 year old daughter. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Nice tips and you are so right, it’s not always the expensive bits and pieces that are the best. Paint alone changes a lot of spaces to make them brighter or look larger.

  2. Kam says:

    Thanks for sharing! We’re thinking of doing our kitchen soon!

  3. Kristi says:

    I like the idea of just replacing the cabinet doors in the kitchen. I find that often just replacing lighting fixtures and doing a coat of paint does wonders. If flooring needs to be replaced you look around for a great deal on something like laminate.

  4. DebH says:

    We’re currently renovating our 2nd home; a home we purchased just over 2 years ago. Although it has good bones and is solid, it definitely needs updating and we’re doing it one room at a time. We have saved money by painting cabinets and upgrading them with new hardware instead of replacing them. Before we renovate a room we spend a fair bit of time researching ideas and pinning ideas we love on pinterest. Purchasing items on sale/clearance for a particular room even if we weren’t ready to redo it at the time has also saved us some cash. We always look for paint sales but we always purchase quality paints. Reusing, re-purposing and recycling is involved in every renovation we do. Old shutters we had left over from a project at our old house, were used to create our main bathroom vanity.

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