In today’s economy, many people are trying to figure out if they can afford to do a home makeover for specific areas of their home.  Especially if budgets have to be stretched to make this happen.  When considering whether or not to renovate or if you can afford a home makeover for any room, it’s important to look at the flip side: Can you afford not to?

For example, when you’re getting ready to sell your home, some home improvements could mean the difference between getting your house sold fast or it being on the market for months or even longer.  Important updates to consider before putting your home on the market are paint, flooring, window coverings, kitchens and bathrooms. Remember, it doesn’t have to be about spending a lot of money. Just spending it wisely and presenting your house clean and neutral!

Can You Afford A Home Makeover

Another time to consider a makeover, even over budget concerns, is when there’s a room in your house you just don’t like going into and can’t stand spending anytime in. If the room emotionally drains you it is a bad sign and something needs to be done.

If your budget is super tight, try changing the paint color.  Sometimes just getting a color on the wall that fits the space will make a world of difference.  And it costs less than $40.  Another thing to try switching out is the flooring.  If you can’t afford new flooring, then try a new area rug in the space.

No matter what space you are considering making over, don’t let your budget be the only reason you don’t give a space a home makeover.  Sometimes the rooms in one’s house have a bigger effect on daily lives than we think.  And if you’re getting ready to sell your home, don’t skip on any home makeovers that will help you get your house sold as quickly as possible.  Especially if there is a space you can’t stand, the goal is to keep people in your house, not make them want to leave!

Written by Amanda Hartley