High-Impact Home Renovation Tips for Every Budget
No matter your budget, these tips can make your home renovation have a big impact
A successful home renovation can have a huge impact — and it doesn’t have to put a gaping hole in your bank account (or your walls). Small, meaningful updates can completely change the feeling of a space and increase your home’s value. Check out these high-impact home renovation tips to fit any budget.
Inexpensive but Impactful
Add a Coat of Paint
You’ll be amazed at how fresh paint can transform a space. Whether you’re brightening up a room with a crisp white or transitioning to a moody vibe with rich colors, you’ll see an immediate effect. Benjamin Moore’s White Dove and Chantilly Lace are among designer favorites for clean, neutral whites, while Wrought Iron or Hale Navy can add a splash of drama to any space.
Swap Out Light Fixtures
Lighting is an essential element of home design, creating a tangible mood and style. Consider installing new fixtures in high-impact areas, like kitchen island pendants or primary bathroom sconces.
Refresh Your Soft Finishes
Updating your window treatments, bedding, throw pillows, or furniture upholstery can all have a big impact on the visual appeal of a space at a reasonable price point. Try experimenting with new colors or textures for a fresh look and feel.
Mid-Range and Meaningful
Both a practical and aesthetic update, new appliances can make a big difference without requiring a full renovation. More efficient appliances — think refrigerators or laundry machines — will also help you save on energy bills.
Replace Old Windows
Replacing or restoring old windows can significantly increase the value and energy-efficiency of your home. They’ll give the space a more elevated feel, too!
Change Out Your Cabinets
If you’re not ready for a full kitchen remodel, consider updating the profile of your cabinetry. Refinish existing cabinets or simply replace the doors for an instant refresh.
Renovate the Kitchen
If the budget allows for it, a brand new kitchen is one of the most high-impact updates you can make. From elevated finishes to sleek new appliances, a remodeled kitchen is a game-changer for your home value and your home life.
Remodel Your Primary Bath
Not quite as pricey as a kitchen remodel, but perhaps equally as satisfying: revamp the primary bathroom. Treat yourself to an at-home spa experience, and get your investment back in spades.
Finish the Basement
A basement gut renovation adds valuable square footage to your home and provides bonus areas that are both functional and fun! Add a guest room, entertainment den, wet bar, or workout room for maximum impact.
Whether you’re ready for a full remodel or are considering smaller tweaks to your space, making thoughtful upgrades is an investment in both your home and your happiness. From fresh paint to a brand new kitchen, just don’t forget to have some fun with it!
Jackie Berkery is an Interior Designer and Brand Marketer at Story Renovations in Denver, Colorado. With a new approach to home remodeling, Story Renovations brings good design, curated materials, and quality craftsmanship together under one roof — for a truly seamless renovation experience. View their profile or contact the Story Renovations team at 720.617.9658.
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