Maximize Space in Your Custom Built Home

Building a custom home is a great experience. But sticking within your budget can be difficult. When figuring out how much your new home is going to cost, you usually have to think in terms of square footage. But there are ways to increase your square footage and still save. For example, building up by adding a second story on the house is less expensive than building out, because that’s less area that will need a foundation and roof coverage. I started this blog to help you find ways to get the space that you need in your custom home, without having to spend more than you can afford. Building my custom home was the best money I ever spent, and I’m happy to help you learn how to get the custom home you want.

A Few Simple Home Remodeling Tips For When You Are On A Budget

Construction & Contractors Blog

If you are on a tight budget, you may think there is nothing you can do to remodel or upgrade your home. While it would be difficult to undertake any major renovations, there are a number of simple things you can do that won't break the bank. Of course, any room may be given a new look with a simple coat of paint, but there are other things you can do as well. Here are just a few suggestions you may find useful.


If your kitchen is the most used room in the house, and where you often entertain, you need to keep it looking good all the time. A very simple thing to do is remove the cabinet doors completely. Make sure the insides are neat and clean. This will give the room a more open feel. You may need to fill any holes left from the door hinges and do a bit of touch-up painting, but this won't be expensive.

If you do decide to keep the cabinet doors, you can always install new hardware. If the budget allows, you can paint just the doors. Use a color that contrasts the cabinet frames for a unique look.


Find a piece of decorative tile or metal and use it as a backsplash to the sink. In addition, hang new rods and poles for towels, toilet paper, and the shower curtain. If the budget allows, consider new linens and accessories. This may not be a remodel, but can make the room look new and special. If you have the funds, you can paint the cabinet or put in new floor tiles too.

Dining Room

Crown and base molding can be inexpensive and yet add a bit of newness to the room. If possible, you can add a chair rail on the walls too. Depending on the size of the room, you may be able to afford new flooring to really change the way the room looks.

Do not feel you need to do every room, or even all the project in a single room, at once. Buy a gallon of paint, pick out new hardware, or get a few boxes of tiles. Use the things you purchase and then, in a week or two, buy more. Eventually, your hole home will look new. As you make progress you will be inspired to find more, budget-friendly ways to remodel your house. For more information, contact companies like Santoro Home Improvements / Building and Design / Development LLC.


15 December 2017