How to Remodel & Renovate an Old House on a Tight Budget in Moorpark, CA
Craving a change in your home leads to the desire to remodel, but when wanting to do so, it can get pricey; and when the funds are not available, the thought of remodeling can be frustrating. However, there are a few things you can do to get the remodel you need in the individual rooms without a heavy bank roll. We at McKay’s Painting would to offer some tips and advice on how you can get that remodel while keeping within the budget.
How to Save Money When Remodeling & Renovating an Old House
Fixtures and Hardware: Another expense that can get out of hand depending on your tastes! But with discipline you can select a plethora of upgrades that will alter the décor of a room with little cost. Overall, these little upgrades can add to a whole new look. From light fixtures, lampshades, the handles on cabinets and drawers to light switch plates and outlet covers as well as towel racks, sink/shower/tub faucets can completely update the look of any room in your home. Consider using energy efficiency and go green if you decide to change the faucets or replace toilets and such. With the latest features and technological advances, you can opt to have these commodities designed with energy and water efficiency to save you cash on utility bills in the long run.
Tile: Tile can be pricey to replace, but when the budget is restricted, there are a few options; minimize the use of tile for the high-impact areas such as the floor and shower and instead of indulging on the finer stones, use a cheaper selection that still offers beauty and durability.
Caulk and Grout: An essential aspect to complete the appearance of a room, but often overlooked, the grout and caulk are a smaller detail that can compliment any design. Replacing the grout and caulk can easily make a difference when the budget isn’t enough to cover the cost of complete tile and grout replacement. Caulk, and especially grout, is porous materials that absorb a lot of debris, soil, and moisture, which also breeds potential mildew and mold. By replacing the grout with the existing color, or even altering the color as grout is available in many different colors, you can make the replacement pronounce a vibrant shine.
Interior Painting: Painting is the number one low-cost option for completely renewing the look of a room. When it comes to the choosing the color scheme, there are typically three colors used; one color is the primary color, the second is for the trim work, and third is for the accent. Light colors will help enlarge a space, contrasting colors are a bold statement, and you can even break from traditional colors, for example, and paint the ceiling as the accent piece instead of using white. There are other consideration when selecting the paint that can contribute to your new look that include sheen; gloss, semi-gloss, and matte. Additionally the paints available offer different options like mildew resistance ideal for bathrooms.
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When it comes to remodeling or reshaping a room or multiple rooms, call McKay’s Painting and let our team of experts perform the various services to change the look of your home’s interior design. Contact us today!