Home renovations are often a costly but expected part of homeownership. It’s likely that as technology gets better, your life circumstances change, and your personal preferences get prioritized, you may want to update your home to make it fit you and your lifestyle. Renovations and updating are expensive, but there are ways to make the costs a little bit cheaper. Depending on your time and budget, you can do many of the smaller cosmetic fixes and outsource only where needed.  Please keep in mind that when in doubt, it’s best to have a professional contractor handle any difficult or problematic updates.
 
Here are some of the things that you may be able to do yourself to help you save some money on your home improvements:
 
Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets & Add New Knobs
Why purchase a whole new set of cabinets when you can update their look with a little paint! A fresh paint job on your kitchen cabinets will make a significant difference on the way they look. Additionally, updating the knobs and handles on these cabinets, and on furniture and doors around the house can give these pieces a nice modernized look.

Update Your Front Entrance
Your front entrance should feel welcoming to guests visiting your home. You can easily update the look of your entryway with a new coat of paint on the front door, a charming pathway leading to the door, and some plants or other unique elements that will add some interest. (click here for some ideas!)

Utilize Removeable Wallpaper
If you’re looking to add some color or design to a room’s walls, consider using removable wallpaper. Removable wallpaper comes in a variety of exciting designs that can update a room and add some visual interest. It’s also reasonably priced and easy to put up or takedown.

Replace Light Fixtures
Have you ever paid attention to the light fixtures in your home? Do they look dull and boring? Perhaps they’re a little too attention-grabbing for your taste. Replacing the light fixtures with something that matches the look and feel of a room is an easy fix. Just be sure to turn off the electricity to the room before you start working with it! (Click here for a step by step guide)

Add or Update Kitchen/Bathroom Backsplash
One thing that is often overlooked but can definitely make a statement is your kitchen backsplash. If you haven’t thought about it, start thinking now. A lovely tile backsplash can make an impression in your kitchen. It’s also easy to do with regular tiles, or you can try out some peel and stick tile options.
 
As mentioned above, home renovations can be expensive. The best way to pay for a home renovation is with Sikorsky Credit Union’s Home Equity Line of Credit option.  As of this posting, we are offering a Home Equity Line of Credit Special: When you open a new Home Equity Line of Credit before January 31, 2020, for a minimum of $25,000, you’ll receive an interest rate of 3.750% for the first 12 billing cycles, then a variable APR based on the current WSJ prime published on the first day of each month after that.
 
Sources:
https://realestate.usnews.com/real-estate/slideshows/8-easy-renovation-projects-every-homeowner-can-do-now?slide=9