How to Save Money on Home Remodel Projects

Owning a home is expensive, especially when you want to start doing remodel projects. It’s really fun to dream of all the things you want to do to your space, but sometimes the price tag puts the project on hold. Luckly, there are ways to save lots of money on projects. Here are a few of my secrets for getting great deals on your remodel projects:

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Bathroom Remodel: Building a Vanity

Over the last few weeks, I have been making progress on my bathroom remodel. The biggest part of the remodel is building the custom vanity, and then designing the bathroom around that. I always like to start a project and then make selections on colors/accessories once I can begin to see things together in person.

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Installing a Staircase Carpet Runner

One of the parts of my house that needed a little face lift is my basement stairwell. When I bought my house, it had been painted with a flat white paint that was already scuffed and just looked too bland. I had an extra gallon of soft yellow paint laying around, so I painted the walls yellow, and did a little gray accent wall and cabinet.

After remodeling my basement and my kitchen, the yellow stairwell connecting the two felt a little out of place, especially with the mint green kitchen! I always check the discounted paint at my local home improvement store, and stumbled across a gallon of soft gray for only $5 and figured now was the time to change out the yellow.

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Spray Varnishing Kitchen Cupboards

The final step for my kitchen remodel was to give all of the cupboards a sprayed coat of varnish. Because the cupboard doors and drawers have to be sprayed outside (due to the mess and fumes), we had to wait until the summer months to do this part! This time, we were not only doing the cupboards that were refinished before, but giving all of the cupboards in the kitchen a fresh new coat.

The benefits of using a spray gun to varnish is that it gives a beautiful, even coat of finish. It also can make the project go so much faster than if you were to use a brush to put it on. The risk with spray varnishing (and with any varnishing), is that things like humidity, dust, or anything on the wood surface can cause a mess!

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FREE Summer Printables

I’m feeling HOT! It’s the best time of year to relax and soak up the sun. Maybe plan a little summer mixer party with your friends? You can find all of my inspo for that over on my party pinterest board!

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Image (and Recipe) via Sugar and Charm

If you are just in the mood to do a little decorating, I’ve created some fun, free printables for y’all! Print and hang them on your fridge or place in a fancy frame. Click on the PDF downloads to get the high-res images for printing.

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What I’m Loving: DIY Flower Arrangements

What I’m loving about May is that all of my favorite flowers have started blooming! I love picking fresh blooms from my yard and filling my house with them. I’m not the greatest at arranging flowers, and it’s something that I want to get better at. I’ve pulled together some inspo for a bunch of different ways to arrange flowers of all types.

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