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under-cabinet-LED-light-strip-with-remote-and-recessed-can-lightingBelieve it or not, simple home renovation projects can significantly affect how your home looks, feels, or even functions. While many people focus on complete kitchen remodels or whole house makeovers, the simple updates and upgrades often get forgotten. Today, we’ll walk you through 7 simple home renovation ideas that can make a huge difference.


When we say ‘simple’, though, it doesn’t always mean that they should be done without professional help. While there are some projects that can be done on your own, others are still more involved than the average DIY’er may be able to handle. In these cases, it’s best to work with a local remodeling company near you that has the expertise and experience to do the job right.


If inflation has shrunk your remodeling budget or you’re thinking of putting your house on the market soon, these 7 projects could be exactly what you need. You’ll end up with a fresh living environment or a new look but without the big price tag!


Add Value or Comfort with These Simple Home Renovation Ideas

1. Give your main living areas a facelift with new paint or finishes.

You might be amazed at how much different a room can look or feel with a simple color change! If painting is all that’s needed (no wall repairs), this IS a project you might want to tackle on your own. Just be sure to pick colors that go well with your home’s overall design. And, don’t skimp on paint quality if you want your new paint job to look great and last a long time.


2. Plan a bathroom makeover.

Although it can be if you want it to, upgrading your powder room or master bath doesn’t have to be a huge job. You could simply give your bathroom a fresh look with one of the contemporary bathroom design trends from this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City – installing gold or metallic fixtures.


This Newport Coast bathroom remodel features fixtures that are a fun combination of luxe nickel and matte black. The shower also showcases another idea for giving your bathroom a fresh look – installing tile accents either in the shower or elsewhere in the room.

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3. Update your kitchen with simple home renovation ideas.

Most people wouldn’t consider a kitchen remodel a simple home renovation. However, that’s typically because they’re picturing a kitchen renovation complete with new cabinets, an updated floor plan, relocation of appliances, new fixtures, and more.


If your kitchen’s current floor plan works well, you could consider smaller remodeling projects that update the look or help you maximize your space. For example, take a look at this small kitchen remodel in San Clemente. The room has limited square footage but adding a central kitchen island provides much needed storage and countertop workspace and is a great home for a built-in microwave drawer.

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4. Upgrade the flooring throughout your home.

If you have a large family or frequently entertain guests, it doesn’t take long for flooring to look worn, especially in high traffic areas. And, if you moved into your home with young children, you may have opted for cheaper flooring to begin with, knowing that it would be exposed to a great deal of wear.


If you’re looking to sell, or even if you just want an updated look, replacing flooring is a simple home renovation project that can have a big impact. Worn carpets can be replaced by hardwood flooring or entryways can be decorated with tile. Just be sure to pick high quality flooring that’s durable and resistant to scratching. And, while the idea of flooring replacement is simple, the actual installation process may not be. Don’t be afraid to look for a professional remodeling company that can do the job correctly and efficiently.


5. Install new windows.

Believe it or not, replacing windows is actually a simple home renovation idea that can pay you back. This is especially true if the windows you have are old and worn. Newer windows are more energy efficient and can help you save money all year round with reduced energy costs. To get even more bang for your buck, choose windows that provide other benefits, too, like highlighting your outdoor view. This San Clemente master bathroom is a perfect example. Windows are placed strategically to maximize natural light and stunning views but also have custom shades that can be used for privacy when needed.

San Clemente Master Bath Remodel


6. Replace lights and other fixtures.

There are SO many different lights and fixtures on the market today that you might have trouble choosing your favorites! If your current lighting is outdated or underperforming, however, this is a simple home renovation that can make a big difference. That’s because adequate lighting is essential for specific tasks, such as food prep in the kitchen or applying makeup in the bathroom. It’s also a critical element that sets the mood of a room. So, don’t be afraid to update your living space with new light fixtures throughout!


7. Add an outdoor cooking or entertaining area.

Thanks in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor kitchens, entertainment areas, and living spaces have become more popular in recent years. Why not add one to your own home to increase living area or to simply be able to enjoy the fresh air outside?


This Laguna Woods remodel combines the best of both worlds. The outdoor living space is easily integrated with the indoor living room, separated by folding panel doors that can remain open or closed. The seamless transition between the two areas also fits well with the universal design principles for aging in place.



Professional Remodeling in Orange County Makes Complex and Simple Home Renovation Ideas Easy

Perhaps some of the simple home renovation ideas we mentioned have piqued your interest. Or, maybe you’re looking for some home renovation ideas that are a little more involved. Either way, Sea Pointe Design & Remodel has you covered!


With an award-winning design-build team and almost 40 years of experience, we’re the remodeling company to call when you need remodeling expertise in Orange County. Our designers will work closely with you to determine the scope of your project and how to incorporate modern design techniques with your personal preferences. Then, with a solid design and plan in place, our master builders get to work making your vision become a reality.


To learn more about our work, browse through our online portfolio of completed projects. You can also visit our kitchen and bath showroom to get inspiration and ideas for your next remodel. Or, register for one of our upcoming remodeling webinars to learn helpful remodeling tips from the pros.


Then, when you’re ready to start planning your own remodel, simply give us a call at (949) 861-3400 or fill out the form below to schedule your complimentary design consultation.

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7 Simple Home Renovation Ideas with Big Impact was last modified: August 29th, 2023 by admin