Remodeling your entire home provides a fresh, new look, but it also comes with an expensive price tag. What can you do if you simply need a change, but don’t have the money to invest? Instead of remodeling your entire home, you can select one, well-used room in your home and give it a complete facelift.
Your remodeling project is going to depend on what it is that you are looking to incorporate – more space, flooring upgrade, larger windows, new doors, or a new function for the existing space. While each of these remodeling ideas have merit, you should focus on the ones that are the most important to you and see just how far your financial budget is going to allow you to go.
Plan your structural changes first, but make sure that you ask your remodeling contractor for his or her opinion. You need to make sure that any structural changes (larger windows, skylights, new doors) are going to be worthwhile as well as structurally sound. It is also possible that you may want to consider having your remodeling contractor knock out a wall or two to enlarge an existing room by combining it with a smaller room.
Since the walls and flooring are the most obvious aspects of the room, you might want to incorporate a few changes there. Perhaps it’s time to remove worn-out carpeting and replace it with wood flooring. You may want the walls painted or wall papered. Since the walls and floors are the largest areas of most rooms, any change that you make is going to create a big difference that you’ll appreciate instantly.
Depending on the room and its function, other remodeling changes that you might want to consider include built ins – bookcases, a fireplace, or a desk. Whatever you choose, giving one room a facelift when you can’t afford an entire home remodel is a great option. Smaller remodels are less expensive than remodeling an entire home, and yet, a one-room facelift can give you the change you want.