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Paint New Life into Your Home with These Renovation Alternatives

  • 03/03/2017
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Paint New Life into Your Home with These Renovation Alternatives

As the seasons change, the urge to tackle a renovation project or two might become strong. But your budget might still be tight post-holidays, or just tight in general.

Fear not! You don’t have to hand over an entire paycheck (or two or three or…) to give your home a little facelift.

Here are some great ways to get the job done with one simple purchase: paint.

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Ripping up flooring can be messy and time-consuming. Storing new flooring until you get the job done can be a major inconvenience as well. So, rather than replacing an entire floor or countertop, you can paint it. You only need a few things—including paint, sand paper, paint brushes, and painter’s tape—and the process should only take a few days (this goes for all painting projects in this post!).

Products such as the White Diamond Kit provide everything you need to get the job done, and there are plenty of video tutorials online (see below) on how to use the kit. Check out this great review of the process.

 

You can even paint vinyl floors with a latex paint, such as Valspar® Latex Porch & Floor Paint. This particular paint is perfect for painting indoor floors, and you can reopen the areas to foot traffic just 24 hours after you finish the job.

Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen renovations in particular can be costly, but there are ways around this! Consider painting your cabinets, floor, countertops (as discussed above), and even your sink.

Painting your cabinets is a great way to liven up your kitchen or bathroom. Of course, this project depends on the type of cabinets you have, so be sure to check with your paint supplier to make sure you’re buying the right paint for the job. They can also help guide you towards the correct application tools for the job.


Tip : Make sure to keep all your screws and handles in a safe place when you remove them from cabinets, such as in a plastic bag. This way you don’t lose anything!


If you don’t want to repaint all your kitchen cabinets, you can add in a chalkboard. This is an easy way to add something new to the kitchen, super useful, and you can buy it in a paint can or spray bottle.

Sinks and Tubs

Painting your sink is likely not something you’ve thought of doing before, but it’s possible. There is a paint specifically made to get the job done, and you can use it on tiles and tubs/sinks. You can do it yourself with a product such as Rust-Oleum’s Tub And Tile Refinishing 2-Part Kit.

Looking for a more extreme renovation? You can completely redo your bathroom by repainting both the sink and cabinets for a complete makeover.


Reminder: There’s no need to rip out the sink and bathtub or shower! This saves time, money, and maybe even your sanity.


 

Hopefully, this inspired you to grab a paintbrush and get to work! It’s easier—and cheaper—than you might think.

For more on painting around the home, read our post on painting tips and tricks.


Sources:

https://www.gianigranite.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=1_59&product_id=27
http://www.designertrapped.com/how-to-paint-your-linoleum-floors-yes
http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/skills-and-know-how/carpentry-and-woodworking/painting-kitchen-cabinets

By Kayleigh, 03/03/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.

Kayleigh

Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.

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