Simple Renovation Ideas Without Major Construction

October 9, 2020 8:00 am Published by

If you would like to make changes to your home without the expense or extensive effort of major construction, there are things you can do to give your home a simple makeover. Some simple home renovations, like adding new plantation shutters, may take some time but little effort.  Others can even be done in as little as one weekend. 

Making small changes here and there can have a big impact on the overall look and feel of your home. You can transform your windows, increase energy efficiency, brighten up a room, and organize your space. Here are four simple renovation ideas to get you started.

Replace Old Window Coverings With Polywood® Plantation Shutters

Close up view of plantation shutters.

Quality faux wood shutters, like Polywood® Plantation Shutters, add more than just a stunning decoration to your home. These custom-designed window treatments are engineered with recyclable faux wood that won’t fade, warp, chip, split, or yellow. 

Polywood has a way of blending into any design scheme, so the only renovation you need to make is with your window treatments.  They come in three different shades of white, so you can easily match them to painted walls in strong colors or patterned wallpaper.  And once you can direct light from sunrise to sunset, your rooms will be more enjoyable to be in all day — and night — long.   

Simple Changes In The Kitchen And Bathroom

Plantation shutters in a kitchen window.

If you’re looking for a very simple renovation idea, consider replacing the hardware in your kitchen and bathroom. By changing cabinet door knobs and drawer handles to fit your style, you can make old, outdated fixtures look new and exciting. Replacing faucets, light fixtures, and even shower curtains can make a dramatic change to the appearance of your kitchen and bathroom. 

You may even consider changing the color scheme by painting the cabinets and replacing the toilet with a different color. You will be surprised at how changing one thing can spruce up your space. For instance, simply changing the window treatments in your kitchen to Polywood Shutters will create a fresh new appearance.

Add Shelving To Garage And Basement

Shelving in a den next to plantation shutters.

Adding shelves is a great way to organize spaces that easily become cluttered such as the garage and basement. You can declutter your space in one weekend with this simple renovation idea. For more elaborate shelving, you can hire a carpenter.  But DIY shelving can be equally dramatic.

To maximize unused space on walls, consider hanging shelves using S-hooks and chains or rope. A prefab shelving unit can work well in a kid’s bedroom or your basement. And for a less expensive option, shop for wood planks at a lumber yard to hang as floating shelves.

Other Simple Renovation Ideas That Add Energy Efficiency

Plantation shutters on French Doors.

By increasing your home’s energy efficiency, you can reduce energy use and improve your home’s comfort. Here are some easy ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency:

  • Replace light bulbs with more energy-efficient lighting. Bulbs like light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and halogen incandescents reduce energy use and save money in the long run. 
  • Replace your lamps with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).
  • Add a mirror to a room to reflect light so that you turn on fewer lights during the day.
  • Install some energy efficient window treatments like cellular shades or plantation shutters.

Sunburst Shutters Can Help Design Your Next Home Renovation

If you’re looking to renovate a part of your home and would like to upgrade your window treatments, we can help. At Sunburst, our team is involved in every step of your window treatment design. We strive for excellence from the manufacturing process to the installation. Schedule your free in-home design consultation today by calling us at (877) 786-2877!

 

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