There are many reasons that you may want to update parts of your home but have been intimidated by the potential cost of renovations. Updates and renovations can definitely be on the pricy side, but there are a few things you can do that are budget friendly and will still add value and personality to your home.

Whether you’re ready to sell your Western North Carolina home, or if you’re simply tired of looking at the same old décor or paint colors from years past, this guide is for you!

• Add a fresh coat of paint.

Paint is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to update your home and give it new life. Whether you choose to paint your front door, an accent wall in your living room or bedroom, or choose paint the full exterior of your home, painting is a great way to update your home on a budget. Some of it can even be DIYed, such as painting cabinets or your child’s room.

• Remove popcorn ceilings.

Popcorn ceilings came about a century ago and remained popular through the 1980s. It was a practical, but also an aesthetic preference and was commonly used in a variety of homes. It helped hide flaws in the ceilings and people enjoyed how it looked. Of course, times have changed and they are no longer on trend. This is where popcorn ceiling removal comes in.

• Update fixtures and hardware.

There is a multitude of options for lighting fixtures, kitchen cabinet handles, bathroom light switches, and more that can be updated and changed out affordably, and easily. They can be used to capture any aesthetic you want, such as modern, midcentury, retro, and more.

• Install new floors.

This may sound expensive, but there are a variety of options for affordable flooring options that can make your home look great and are priced right. For example, say you want to add wood floors to your home, but the cost of lumber has your head spinning. In a case such as this, there are stamped concrete options, vinyl, and linoleum that can appear to be wood. These still look good in your home and add value to it, but are more cost-effective than real wood if you’re on a budget.

• Have your home tested and inspected for lead paint.

If your home was built before 1978, there’s a chance that you may have lead paint in your home. Remediating this as soon as possible is ideal, as lead paint can cause adverse health effects.

• Add some nice landscaping touches.

Landscaping can cost quite a bit, but if you choose to do it yourself and can commit yourself to maintaining it, it can not only add value to your home but make its outdoor spaces stunning as well. Strategically and well-placed plants, shrubs, hedges, trees, or flowers can make a big difference in how your home is perceived by others, including potential buyers if that’s the route you’re taking. Beauty and grace aside, landscaping with native plants can make your home a pollinator haven and serve as a retreat for wildlife such as birds, butterflies, bats, and more.

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Here at Burlett Painting, we offer a range of services from interior and exterior painting to popcorn ceiling removal and lead paint mitigation. To learn more about what we offer or to book a consultation, click here!