Home Remodel on Any Budget

Published: June 23, 2021
Revised: December 28, 2021

A couple works on their home remodel

When it comes to updating your home, the expenses can feel daunting. You may be trying to increase the curb appeal of your home in preparation to sell, or perhaps it’s just time for a new look that you can enjoy for years to come. Regardless, it’s important to make the most of the money you have for whatever project you’re facing. Whether you’re starting small with a kitchen refresh or overhauling your entire house, check out these tips for making your home look great on any budget.

Accessories elevate the style of a living space

$100
A hundred dollars may not feel like a lot, but you can use it to make your living area look like a million bucks with new accessories. Try throw pillows to take a basic couch to the next level, indoor plants to bring the space to life and wall art to make the room look complete.

$500
Try refinishing your kitchen cabinets. A fresh coat of paint or stain can go a long way in improving the look of the room; pick a light neutral color to really open the space up. This is also a great time to replace the hardware if you have outdated pulls and handles.

A fresh coat of paint goes a long way

$1,000
Make upgrades that will increase your comfort over time, like installing a smart thermostat. You can program and control most smart thermostats remotely using a mobile phone app; plus, you may save big on your energy bill!

Take down a wall to open up your space if that’s an option—your home will instantly feel bigger. You may also want to upgrade your lighting fixtures.

$5,000
Replace the flooring. After years of wear-and-tear, replacing worn carpet and outdated tile will refresh your home’s look and feel. If you want the look of hardwood without the price tag, opt for wood-look tile, which has the added bonus of being extra durable.

This is also a great time to update your countertops. Choose hardy materials like stone, ceramic tile, stainless steel or polished concrete.

Refinished cabinets refresh a kitchen

$10,000
Make investments that will pay off in the long run. Consider installing new energy-efficient windows to cut down energy bills year-round. Upgrade your appliances to new models that simplify your life. If you spend your whole weekend doing laundry, get a programmable washer and dryer; if you’re a foodie, go for a fridge with convenient storage options.

Ready for your next home renovation project? Unlock your home equity with a Home Equity Line of Credit. We’ll supply the financing—all you need is a hammer!

Click/Apply online icon

Click

Our mortgage team is standing by to find the right loan for you.

Apply now

Call icon

Call

Speak with an experienced mortgage loan officer 24/7.

855.505.4663

Visit a branch icon

Visit

Locate a nearby branch and connect with a loan officer.

Find a branch

Schedule an appointment icon

Schedule

Schedule an appointment with a mortgage loan officer.

Schedule an appointment

APR = Annual Percentage Rate