Does your home feel a little old-fashioned? Sometimes a lack of time and money can make renovation tasks seem intimidating. Or maybe your financial obligations don’t allow you to hire someone to do this job for you. Let Guest House World give you a few tips…

Give a coat of paint to the walls

It’s easy to overlook the colors on the walls of your house. Applying a fresh coat of paint is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to make a room go from boring to fabulous.

If you haven’t been blessed with an eye for color coordination, take pictures of the rooms you want to paint, take them to the home improvement store and ask for help. There’s nothing wrong with admitting that you don’t want your dining room to be as colorful as a box of crayons, and you need some help to avoid that.

Install decorative lighting fixtures

Half-light is good for romantic dinners… but it’s not so good for cooking, washing clothes, bathing and all the other things you have to do at home most of the time. Apart from the practical considerations, the lack of light also makes everything look a little boring.

According to Better Homes and Gardens, lighting your home will make everything look different and with a budget of $5,000, you only need half a day and a quick trip to a decorating store to paint most of your home.

Remember to treat the lights as if they were furniture. They should be functional and modern. The lights you had in your college dorm may not be appropriate for your home.

Putty and add new tiles to your bathroom

Bathroom renovations* can seem intimidating, especially if you only have one. The possibility of entering a demolition zone every time you want to brush your teeth or bathe isn’t something everyone likes to think about, but with a little planning, you can make minor improvements to your bathroom without sacrificing your comfort.

Then choose new floor tiles and you’re done. Unless you have a lot of experience in this, hire a professional to do the job. It may be relatively inexpensive, but it’s not easy. Sure, buying new sinks and toilets could work very well and would probably be within the $5,000 budget (assuming you don’t choose marble floors), but putty and tile are probably all you need to make a difference.

Donate or recycle unwanted items

Simple and free. Yes, all you need to clean your home is… clean it. Plan a weekend and put together all the things you don’t use that are cluttering* your home (you probably don’t need any electronic devices made before 2000). Throw away or donate the trash, sell anything that could give you more than $5 at a garage sale and enjoy the order you’ve created.

Change cabinet handles and kitchen counters

Kitchen renovations can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be that way. New cabinet handles, drawer handles and counters* can be installed on a reasonable budget to rejuvenate even the most boring of kitchens with minimal stress.

Renovating your home doesn’t necessarily have to be time consuming or expensive. We hope these five improvement ideas can help you give your home a little love and care.