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Last Updated on by Noni May
House prices are higher than ever and a lot of people simply can’t afford a new build. That’s why a lot of people save money by purchasing an older property that needs a bit of work and renovating it themselves. But a lot of people land themselves in trouble because they don’t quite understand the scale of the job that they’re taking on. It can be very expensive to renovate a house and if you run out of money, you’ll be stuck with a half finished house that you can’t comfortably live in. But there are some simple tricks that you can use to renovate a house without spending too much money, as long as there isn’t any serious structural damage or roof damage etc. These are some of the cheapest ways to renovate an old house on a budget.
The stairs are often the first thing that catches the eye when you enter a home. In older houses, they don’t usually have carpet on and they might be a bit worse for wear. Fitting new carpet to the stairs can be quite expensive and you lose the charm of an old wooden staircase, which is why stair runners are a better choice. It’s a lot cheaper and easier to lay a stair runner and you can cover up some of the more damaged areas while still maintaining the nice traditional wooden aesthetic.
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house and you’ll spend a lot of time in there so it needs to look good. But ripping the whole kitchen out and replacing it all is going to be very expensive. The good news is, it’s not necessary most of the time because the inside of the units themselves are probably fine, it’s just the cabinet doors that need a bit of work. You can find kitchen cabinet refinishing services that will charge you a fraction of the price of replacing the entire kitchen. You can also add new handles to the doors to give them a bit of a facelift and it’ll look like a completely new kitchen without the expense of a full refit.
When people are renovating their house, they often give all of their attention to the interior and neglect the exterior, but the outside of the house is just as important as the inside. Your front door is like the focal point of the house so making changes there is one of the easiest ways to improve the exterior of the house. If the wood is still in good condition, you can fill any small cracks and give it a fresh coat of paint and it’ll make a big difference. But if there is any major damage to the door, you might have to consider replacing it entirely. It’s a little more expensive than painting but it’s still a relatively inexpensive way to update the exterior of the house.
Renovating an old home doesn’t have to be expensive if you just use these simple tricks to do it on a budget.