Is your home in need of a facelift? You don’t have to do a drastic remodel to bring a fresh, money-saving touch to your house. Here are nine renovation ideas that can give your home a unique edge and even save money along the way!
Get a New Showerhead
Does your showerhead leak? Even a slow, steady drip can cost you gallons of water in the long run. It may be time to replace it with a new, water-saving version, like this 5-Spray 5 in. Showerhead from Delta. It has been certified to promote water conservation and its 2.0 GPM (gallons per minute) flow rate provides a steady, even water flow. Available in either Chrome or Brushed Nickel, it can add the perfect modern touch to your bathroom.
Upgrade your Blinds
Blinds not only add privacy, but also help to reduce heat loss, which can save you money in the winter. Wood blinds are not only eco-friendly, but also add a touch of warm color to a room. If you’re thinking about getting wood blinds, consider these Home Decorators Collection Design View Brexley 2-1/2 in. Basswood Blinds.
Caulk those Leaks
Leaks around windows and doors are also a big source of heat loss, and in fact “can account for up to one-third of your home’s overall heating cost,” according to this Home Depot DIY guide. Don’t be caught without some caulk - try this DAP Alex Fast Dry Caulk. It’s dry within 20 minutes and is waterproof!
Get a Built-In Soap Dispenser
Keep things simple and add a great extra touch by adding a built-in soap dispenser, like this Kohler Soap/Lotion Dispenser. It can hold up to 16 ounces of soup and is available in either Polished Chrome or Vibrant Brushed Nickel, and looks a whole lot nicer than the soap-dispensers hand soap normally comes in.
Put Down Wood Floors
Wood floors not only look nice, but they’re easier to clean than carpets and can really pull a home together. If you’re thinking about wood floors, consider this beautiful Hand Scraped Maple Modena Engineered Hardwood Flooring.
Repair the Roof
They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but you should judge a house by how well it’s covered. If the roof needs to be repaired, that absolutely needs to be done first - otherwise, you might find water leaking all over the other renovations you’ve done! If you need to replace the shingles on your roof, try these Timberline HD Weathered Wood Lifetime Shingles. They’re made with Dura-Grip adhesive that reduces the chance of shingle blow-off, and their micro-weave core resists splitting and cracking. With these shingles, you’ll get the perfect combination of fashionable curb-appeal and functional durability!
Upgrade the Dishwasher
Dishwashers save time, but installing a new one can save you money! Switching from an old machine to a new, energy efficient dishwater, like this stainless steel tub dishwasher from Maytag, can save 500 gallons of water and $30 of power per year. And it can save you even more water if you’re used to washing dishes by hand!
Buy a Ceiling Fan
Ceiling fans are great for both winter and summer, by circulating rising warm air in winter and creating refreshing cool breezes in summer! If you’re looking for the perfect ceiling fan for your home, consider this Crown Canyon Indoor Regal Bronze Ceiling Fan. If you’re looking for a farmhouse or rustic feel, or if you’re looking for the perfect combination of sophistication and comfort, this ceiling fan could be the finishing touch to a room’s décor.
Reflect on a Mirror
Big windows, sky lights - letting lots of natural light into your house can make it feel bigger and more open, but you don’t always need to install more windows to make the most of natural light. Adding a mirror on the wall opposite of a window can reflect that natural light around more of the room, as well as add a tasteful accent. This Genoa Mirror in Bronze Cherry could be just the one you’re looking for!
It doesn’t take much to give your house a fresh look, and you may be surprised at how useful these renovations can be. Do you have any useful renovation tips? Let us know in the comments!