Whether you’re out of space, and you don’t want (or can’t afford) to move, or you simply want to change the look of your home…a home remodel can be a costly endeavor.
You could take out a home equity loan to fund your home remodel, however who wants debt on top of all the stress of remodeling a home?
A smart move is to pay for your remodel with cash instead.
If you’re putting off remodeling because of practical concerns, congratulations—you are a responsible, shrewd homeowner. Without enough funds, scheduling, or experience, a big project is doomed to fail. But with a more strategic approach, you can prioritize affordable home improvements that make an impact, for a complete renovation you can take one step at a time.
If you feel like your walls are closing in on you…and let’s face it, who doesn’t feel that way from time to time…there’s an easy way to open up your space without breaking out the sledgehammer.
Add a wall mural.
One of the most affordable home improvement ideas is to spruce up your home with paint. However, it’s surprising just how quickly the cost of paint can add up, especially if you choose premium paints.
High-quality paints can easily cost $30 per gallon – or more. Add in the need for several gallons and it’s easy to see how quickly your costs will increase.
If you no longer love the look of your red brick walls – but don’t want the hassle and expense of hanging drywall or paneling – there’s an easier way to brighten the look of your living spaces.