Money is tight especially in this economy. I have a couple holes in some walls, 1 cupboard broken off in kitchen while moving dining room table, ripped up the carpet in the rooms (There is black tar and some stains from the carpet), Bathrooms are worn out just the tile came up from the shower floor and bathroom floor, ugly blue paint in one bathroom then a pink paint in the other with tiles falling off side walls of bathtub), The upstairs bathroom vanity looks like wet wood just ugly and missing a knob on the fuacet, The upstairs toilet is broken and under the litchen sink the pipe leaks into the basement. I would like to paint all the rooms, and also have chips in the wooden windows and doors. What are ideas for home improvement on a budget? Thanks!!
Prioritize and just chip away at it. Fix that which has to be done first. Check out sales, closeouts, there are sites where people trade things, garage sales, and there are distribution sites that sell excess improvement items donated to charity housing like Habitat for Humanity & Bilder's Closeouts (you will have to search in your area). Do somw work yourself, take classes at Home Depot. There are also stores that sell discontinued items and end lots-like small flooring lots etc from builders. Take measurements of all your needs and carry a notebook with you so if you are somewhere and there is somethig you need you will have measurements with you. Also look at Ikea for bathroom cabinets etc. Many places sell their floor models at certain times of the year-you can ask. It takes leg work. Also do not skimp cost on some things-a decent paint uses fewer coats-Behr at Home Dept is rated great by consumer reports.
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