We have certainly spent a lot of time in our homes in 2020.
And the longer we stayed within these walls, the more projects had to be carried out.
Home projects can be expensive, but we savvy Penny Hoarders know we can find ways to cut costs.
Here are our top nine stories from this year on how to save money on home improvement projects.
1. Maximize your space instead of getting a bigger home
It might feel like your home is about to explode, but upgrading to a larger apartment or adding a new extension doesn’t exactly save you money.
Get creative and Find ways to maximize the space in your home instead. A closet can be converted into a small home office or a remote learning corner. By removing clutter, more living space can be created. Room dividers are great ways to give household members a little privacy.
2. Make downsizing a breeze by minimizing your belongings
Moving to smaller living spaces is often a great way to save on monthly housing costs. However, when you move to a room with less space, you have to make some tough decisions about what to bring with you.
These Six tips to minimize can help you cut your stuff together so you can enjoy your new (less costly) digs.
3. Update your kitchen without a complete renovation
Requests for new cupboards and more storage space do not have to be met by a complete kitchen conversion. A few colors, updated cabinet drawers, smart storage solutions, and a larger debugging session can make a big difference at a fraction of the cost.
We reached out to some experts for tips how to freshen up your kitchen on a budget. Spoiler Alert: None of the advice calls for a sledgehammer for the demolition.
4. Move a bathroom without professional help
If you can’t go to the spa, it is best to create a spa environment at home. A dingy, dated bathroom doesn’t exactly scream “relax”.
Instead of calling a contractor for a major bathroom renovation, you can do various tasks yourself to keep costs down. Keep reading this advice from home professionals affordable DIY bathroom upgrades.
5. Learn how to get great deals from professionals
When you have a job that is beyond your scope, you want to hire the best person – someone who is within your budget, of course.
But how do you find good help? What questions do you ask to find out if they are doing the job right? Nobody wants to drop thousands of dollars on bad work, they need someone to do it all over again.
This solid advice too how to get bids for home projects can help you make the right hiring choices so you don’t waste your money or get overwhelmed.
6. Set up a home gym for less money
Due to stagnation and social distancing, 2020 became the year of the home gym.
Instead of putting a bunch of grand on a peloton bike, be thrifty and Build a Home Gym for Less than $ 100. Let this article continue DIY fitness equipment Inspire you to use things you already have around the house to get a workout done.
7. Update the interior of your home without buying anything
Interior designers know how to make a room glow. We reached out to a couple of professionals for advice on how to freshen up the rooms we looked at day in and day out.
These tips on how to freshen up your home Don’t even need a trip to the store.
8. Rehab old furniture to save on buying brand new furniture
You know how the saying goes. One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure.
The chairs your neighbors put up on the side of the road could be a perfect match for your home with a small TLC.
We break them Furniture rehabilitation basics Here’s a great way to breathe new life into your latest thrift store purchase. Not only can you save money, but you can also flip your finds and make a profit.
9. Know where to buy cheap home decor
Buying something new to give the interior of your home a new face doesn’t have to be a financial blow. You just need to know where to look.
Start with this list from 20 cheap home accessories. From carpets and furniture to lighting and decor, you can find everything you need without having to sell a kidney to afford it.
Nicole Dow is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder.
This article originally appeared on www.thepennyhoarder.com