Budget Friendly Basement Remodel Ideas

Budget Friendly Basement Remodel Ideas

For many individuals, the basement becomes the catch-all storage solution. However, if your original plans for your basement included extra living space, there are a variety of budget-friendly ways to remodel.

First, you will need to go through your belongings. Pare down what you are storing to the bare essentials. You could even have a yard sale and use any of the proceeds to help fund your basement remodel plans. Once you have decluttered, you will need storage solutions. Determine how much of your basement you will dedicate to storage and how much will be living space. Once you know how much space you are working with, you will need to decide how you are going to use it.

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Remodel Ideas for a Low Ceiling Basement

Remodel Ideas for a Low Ceiling Basement

Many homeowners neglect to remodel their basement due to low ceiling height. The time, labor, and money involved to bring the basement up to your design standards may seem like a waste if you never want to spend time in it. Here are a few ways to improve your low ceiling basement.

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Remodel Ideas for the Best Return on Investment

Remodel Ideas for the Best Return on Investment

When it comes to getting the best return on your investment, you have to make smart remodeling decisions. Your personal preferences don’t count as much as buying trends when it comes to selling your home. Below are basic tips for home renovations and remodeling ideas to get the best return on your investment.

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Basement Remodel Ideas

Basement Remodel Ideas

If you have an unfinished or outdated basement, you are sitting on a gold mine of potential. Whether you need extra space or extra income, there are a variety of basement remodel ideas that could benefit you.

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Kitchen Sink Types and Uses

When redesigning your kitchen, you may be focused more on the backsplash, countertops, and cabinets. However, your sink can make or break your kitchen aesthetic and functionality. Kitchen sinks come in a variety of materials and styles that can fit any design.

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Kitchen Layout Ideas

Kitchen Layout Ideas for Better Work Flow

When remodeling your kitchen layout, there are key elements to consider to improve workflow. You will want to ensure ample prep space. Be sure to include counters on either side of the sink, either side of the range, and around the refrigerator as well. This provides space for doing dishes, preparing meals, and putting away groceries or simply raiding the refrigerator for snacks.  

Walkways are also huge for improving flow. You will want to ensure you have enough space to work and maneuver through the kitchen. If you have a galley kitchen or an island, try to get 42 inches of space for walkways. If you have a multiple-cook kitchen, aim for four feet of space. Be sure not to place appliances directly across from each other to maintain flow.

If you have an L-shaped kitchen layout or any other style of kitchen with one-sided workspaces, try to keep three feet of room for your walkways. You will need to consider sensible exits as well. Traffic jams cause irritation and reduce the usability of a kitchen. Aim for two to three exits.

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Bathroom Vanity Ideas

Bathroom Vanity Ideas

Bathroom vanities are necessary for their storage, but they can also be a design statement. One way to make a big statement without spending exorbitant amounts of money is to convert an old dresser into a vanity.

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Kitchen Countertop Ideas

Kitchen Countertop Ideas

Upgrading your kitchen countertop is a sure way to breathe new life into your kitchen design. There are a variety of countertop materials that range from simple and economical to lavish and expensive.

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Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Cost

Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Cost

The average cost of a complete kitchen renovation is around $11,400 to $28,850. This large gap in cost is most often due to cabinetry. Replacing your cabinets often costs much more than refacing them. If your cabinets are in good shape, there is no reason to completely replace them.

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Shower Replacement Cost

Shower Replacement Cost

Bathroom remodels are one of the best projects to ensure a good return on you investment. However, bathroom remodels are rarely as simple as they appear on the surface. Ripping out an old tub or shower often involves new tiling and new fixtures. It can also involve reworking the existing plumbing if your new shower design is a different size or shape than your previous one.

A professional shower replacement costs between $1100 and $5100, with the average being around $3100. Below is a breakdown of cost depending on how extensive your remodel is.

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