Thought Leader Series: Affordable Mini-Renovations That Make a Huge Difference


Travis Pizel is a personal finance blogger who writes at Enemy of Debt where he shares his family’s financial experiences, struggles and successes. As a father and husband, he provides a unique perspective on balancing debt, finances, and family.

A person’s home is truly their castle. It is a place to relax after a hard day of work, and it is their fortress that shields them from the stresses of life. People spend a lot of time in their homes. In order to make them as comfortable and familiar as possible, people want their homes to reflect their own tastes and personality. Occasionally changes are made to the castle whether it’s because something has worn out, needs updating, or the homeowner just wants to change the personality a bit. Full fledged remodeling can be expensive, but there are many things that can be done to a home that can make a huge impact a home, and be budget friendly.

Change Cabinet Hardware

Replacing cabinet handle and drawer pull hardware throughout a home can give a new feel to the kitchen and bathrooms. Because almost infinite options exist, a person can find exactly the look they want. This is a project a person can do themselves for a few hundred dollars and a few hours of time.

New Water Faucets

Changing the water faucets is another example of a fairly easy and inexpensive update that a person could tackle on their own. Homeowners use their kitchen and bathroom every day. Replacing a leaky faucet in the bathroom or switching out that kitchen faucet that the homeowner was just never fond of can not only add just a little more enjoyment to living in the home, but also keep the home updated and in good repair.


Update Light Fixtures

Light fixture styles change over time. Which means if a homeowner has been living in their home for awhile their light fixtures may serve their purpose, but be outdated. Every room needs a light source, so by changing the light fixtures every room gets a little different look and feel.

Add A Chandelier

Speaking of light fixtures, there’s a special one that deserves it’s own mention. Everyone has a their own unique taste in chandeliers. While updating light fixtures, pay special attention to what’s hanging over the dining room table, making sure it displays the wanted about of flair and elegance.

Increase Natural Light

Increasing natural light with a larger window is a great way to really open up a room and make it appear larger. Homeowners could replace a small window with a larger picture window or even a bay window. Replacing a window with a sliding glass door if appropriate is also a great renovation to add character to a home. Skilled homeowners may be able to tackle this mini-renovation on their own, but the vast majority will require some professional help.

There are many budget friendly renovations that can make a huge difference in the look and feel of a person’s home. These mini-renovations range from a small do it yourself project that can be completed in an afternoon, to something that one may consider hiring a professional. But all of them can help make a person’s home reflect their taste and personality to provide that warm and cozy oasis they deserve.

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