6 Budget Apartment Renovation Ideas
The day has come. You’re finally going to renovate that apartment! But you don’t have a large bank account at your disposal, so you have no choice but stick to a budget.
The good news is you can still get that makeover you’ve been wanting for your rental haven without breaking the bank. Here are Marriott Constructions’ best budget apartment renovation ideas to help you get started.
Install a ceiling fan for added energy efficiency
A ceiling fan is essential for subtropical areas in the country as it keeps the room cooler. But did you know that you can also use it to help circulate cool air each time you turn on your AC unit?
The default setting of all-electric fan blades is to run counterclockwise to cool the air down in a room. To lower your energy consumption, simply turn the AC into the lowest setting and turn your ceiling fan on.
Upgrade your bathroom with a new exhaust fan
Your bathroom exhaust fan hasn’t been working properly for the past few months. You’ve tried to have it repaired but to no avail, so upgrading it is your only option. You can do a quick bathroom makeover by buying a newer, more energy-efficient exhaust fan. But before you order one, make sure to look for the Energy Rating Label to determine how much energy you can save. Some exhaust fans are also equipped with LEDs, so there’s no need to turn the other lights on each time you need to use the bathroom.
A can or two of paint to refresh your walls
Painted walls can get dirty or fade over time. You can breathe new life into your old apartment simply by having your walls painted with something fresh and bright. Different shades of white have always been long-time favourites, but you can also try beige and grey if you don’t want the same old boring cream or ivory. You can also choose some bold colours to make your walls stand out. But if you’re not yet ready to commit to a particular color, then painting an accent wall will do.
Apply fresh caulk or grout
The area between tiles gets moldy and dirty as the years pass. You don’t need to remove all the tiles and install new ones just to give your bathroom a makeover. Just ask your contractor to apply fresh grout to give your bathroom a new look without breaking the bank. You can also apply fresh caulk to the edges of your bathtub, as well as the corners and base of the shower.
Reface your kitchen cabinets
Give your kitchen a quick yet budget-friendly makeover by giving your old cabinets a refacing. Chuck out those old-fashioned brown cabinet skins with white shaker cabinets or elegant glass cabinets.
Layer on with laminates or vinyl
Another great budget apartment renovation idea is to upgrade to laminate or vinyl plank flooring. Both flooring options are elegant yet budget-friendly, and make sure to choose light-coloured ones to make the room appear sunnier.