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Home Reno: How far can $5,000 go?

Whether you have an overall budget of $5,000 or a budget of $5,000 every few years, here are a few home improvements you can make.


Bedroom

We spend about a third of our time in our bedrooms so it’s certainly worth the time and money to renovate this area of your home.

If your bedroom is too dark you might like to consider getting a skylight put in for around $1,000 including installation. It’s a relatively inexpensive way of getting natural light into any dark area of your home.

Wallpapering and painting can be done professionally and will usually start at about $500, but there are also some excellent DIY options if you want to save your budget for another area of the home.

Another option is to buy a new bed frame and mattress.



Bathrooms

Saving money on a bathroom renovation can be a challenge. If you want to stick to your $5,000 budget, use tiles sparingly as they can be expensive to buy and lay. Stick to a tiled floor and a decorative strip on a wall finished with mildew-resistant paint.

Replacing light fixtures, taps, towel racks, robe hooks and toilet roll holders can be relatively inexpensive.

If you’re not too confident with handling primers and sanders you can call us today to get a professional estimate 416-915-9736.


Facade


Refreshing the facade of your home can make a big difference.

One of the easiest ways to give your house a new look is to refresh the facade. For exterior painting of brickwork, painters will charge anywhere from $15 to $45 per square metre and timber surfaces will be slightly more than that to allow for base coats and extra treatments that brickwork doesn’t require. So the exterior of a single level, average-sized home could be painted for just under the $5,000.

Add a few pot plants and a fancy new welcome mat and your house will be looking good as new.

If you’re selling your home first impressions count, so this may be a job to get done before you put the property on the market.



Living Room


The easiest way to give your living room a lift is to tackle the carpet. You can buy carpet for around $20 per square metre and is usually made of polypropylene, which is hard wearing as well as stain resistant and easy to clean. Or $50 per square metre for wool which adds noise cancelling for squeaky floors and added warmth.

We always recommend Tapis Rugs & Carpet www.tapisrugs.com for great quality area rugs and carpeting. It is a family business that offers superior customer service and affordable prices.


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