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How to Save Money on Home Renovations


February 22, 2021


5 min

Living room décor to represent how to remodel a home on a budget.

Your living room is the hub of your home. It’s where you gather for movie nights, virtual learning, pizza parties and quality family time. And as you spend more and more time in this room of the house, you might start to realize you’re not in love with it.

Whether it’s the outdated fireplace, shag carpet, or overall functionality of the room you don’t like, you might be ready for a living room remodel. Learn how to save money on a home renovation with these budget-friendly remodeling ideas.

8 Home Remodeling Ideas on a Budget 

Here are some different ideas for how to remodel a home on a budget:

  1. Change the Layout – One of the easiest ways to transform a space without spending a dime is by moving your furniture around. Maybe moving your couches or relocating the television will help you create more room for your family to enjoy the space. Work with the objects in the room that can be moved and try different configurations until you land on one that feels right.
  2. Add a Fresh Coat of Paint – While this might seem obvious, paint is one of the best ways to transform a space. If the room is small and dark, try brightening it up with white paint. If the room needs a focal point, try adding an accent wall to anchor everything. You can even try painting the ceiling for a dramatic flair.
  3. Invest in New Flooring – Old carpet can age a space more than any other design element. Consider pulling up old carpeting and replacing it with plank vinyl flooring or wooden laminates. It’s a cost-effective option that can help enhance your space.
  4. Experiment with Peel and Stick Wallpaper – If you are looking for a dramatic change that is low risk, you can’t go wrong with peel and stick wallpaper. Add an accent wall or use it to line open bookshelves. The pop of pattern will add a modern feel to your space that requires little to no commitment.
  5. Update Your Fireplace – An unsightly fireplace can sometimes ruin a space. No matter how you try to hide it, it’s the first thing people notice. Consider painting the brick, adding a façade or completely renovating it.
  6. Add New Lighting – If your living room has a ceiling fan, it might be time to graduate to something more sophisticated. A dramatic lighting fixture can enhance a space and add much-needed light.
  7. Update Window Fixtures – Nothing cheapens a room like plastic blinds. For a small investment, you can completely update the look of your window coverings in a way that lets in more fresh light and takes the style of the room up a notch.
  8. Go Thrifting – Now is the time to experiment with your own unique style. Thrifting vintage pieces that you can update with a coat of paint is a great way to update your space and stay on budget.

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If your living room is looking a little crowded lately, it might be time to downsize. With ezStorage, you can find temporary storage facilities that offer the short-term solution to your storage issues. Find facilities near you in Alexandria, Takoma Park and Liberty, MD. Make things even easier by using our contactless rental option to purchase short-term storage without ever leaving your house. Our Maryland storage facilities are still open, and our staff is there to assist you.  Rent a storage unit today!

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