Your home is an extension of your personality. It is where you go to retreat from the pressures of life, and you want the interior of your home to reflect the things you love. When you first buy your home you will look around the rooms and immediately see changes you would like to make in some of them. Home renovation projects are something that every homeowner takes on at least once.
Home renovation is an ongoing process for most homeowners. As you age your tastes change and your preferences in colors change. The blue walls you have today may look garish to you in just a few years. You will continuously change paint colors, decorating styles, and furniture arrangements.
The one type of remodeling that is only done on rare occasions is kitchen remodeling. Kitchen remodeling is one of the most expensive types of remodeling projects. This is one reason that most people put off renovating their kitchen for so many years.
You can establish a future kitchen jar in your kitchen. Each week you can place just a few dollars in the future kitchen jar. You can even put your loose change in the jar. When the jar starts to get full it will be tempting to use some of the money, but resist the temptation. Later the money in this jar can be used for new appliances, new flooring, new cabinets, and other new kitchen features.
You can shop close out deals at home interior stores, and at building material stores. These stores often have ceiling fans that they discount to very low prices, and floor tiles, and light fixtures. Buy your items when they are on clearance and save them until you have the time to remodel your kitchen. You will have saved thousands of dollars purchasing discount items.
Another great money saving tip is for you to renovate the old cabinets in the room instead of having new cabinets made. If your old cabinets are made of solid wood then it is possible to strip the old paint, or varnish from them and give them an entirely new look. You can sand the wood down after you strip away the old varnish and you will have a new color of kitchen cabinets that cost a fraction of what new cabinets would cost.
New hardware on old cabinets can freshen up the look as well. New drawer pulls and hinges can create a new look in the room for very little money.
You can always buy stencils and paint your own borders above the chair rail in the room, or along the top of the wall, or even on the cabinets. Unique stenciling can make the room more your own, and save you a lot of money on the renovation.
A kitchen needs plenty of light, especially natural light. Consider installing larger windows into the room to get the additional light source. The added light will let you save on the electric bill each month.