19 Budget-Friendly Home Renovation Ideas for Every Room in Your House |  Better Homes & Gardens

Renovating your house can look daunting to you. If you have a mighty big house it can look like a burden, especially if it needs to change urgently. Most people will seek out home renovators, asking for bids and hoping they have the money to pay for both services and materials. 

Remember that your house is not just the internal but the external as well. If you have a large area of land surrounding your house, you could think of putting up a garden. Then you will need to find a home renovator who also specializes in house and garden services.

Your home is one of the few places you can truly be yourself. You give it an identity that comes from you. Making home improvements should be personal and something you can afford. When thinking of renovating, the first thing is to draw up a budget for all you need to do. 

How to Renovate Your House on a Budget

  1. Keep Tight to Your Budget 

Your budget shows what you want to do and how much each item on the list will cost. Make it detailed to the last item, no matter how small, big, cheap, or expensive. Leave nothing out. Or else you will keep adding to your budget, scrapping for more money which can be very frustrating. This can discourage you.

  1. Search For Supplies Yourself

Take the time to go hunting for what you need to get done. Find deals from both online and other sources.

  1. DIY

If you have the skills and tools to do some or all the job yourself, why not. The DIY route is very popular with home renovations. If you don’t, then you need to hire a contractor. Stick to the budget and be clear with how much fees you are willing to pay the person or company.

  1. What Needs To Be Renovated?

Do you need to give every part of your house a new look or just some parts? Go through the whole house and make note of what needs to be changed, repaired or replaced. Your kitchen cabinets could use some new paint instead of replacement. Discuss this with your contractor and search the house together.

  1. Painting Or Wallpaper 

Instead of painting your walls, you can paste wallpapers over them. It could be in some areas. It saves you money and time.

  1. Change Furniture Upholstery

Rather than buy a new set of furniture, you can change the upholstery on it. Just ensure it’s a colour that goes well with your interior.

  1. Extra Costs

If the work is going to make you find accommodation outside, how much will it cost you? Add this to your budget. Know how long the job is going to take and how long you will stay in a hotel or elsewhere. Think of feeding and if you have a family, the extra cost of each member feeding and sleeping outside.


A budget keeps a tight lid on your spending for renovating. Think of functionality, style and cost when thinking of supplies and materials; cheap doesn’t mean good. Rather buy an item for a good price that will last longer than a cheap one that will not last.