Renovating Your House on a Budget

Modest property improvements can provide a relaxing atmosphere for your family. However, upfront investments are often very costly. When renovating your house on a budget, it is important to know whether the upgrades offer enhanced comfort, aesthetic improvements or the potential to raise the value of your home.

Estimate your Home Renovation Costs

Having an idea about the amount of money that you will allocate toward home improvements is an important step. You certainly would not want to have an incomplete project that gets stalled for funding shortfalls.

Also, knowing whether you can perform some of the renovation tasks yourself or whether you will need to hire a contractor should be factored into your budget.

Your estimate should include costs for materials, specialized tools and labor if you intend to outsource certain jobs.

Budget-Friendly Renovations to Improve Your Comfort at Home

High-traffic areas of your home will experience wear and tear. Flooring upgrades are often economical improvements that could enhance your comfort at home. For instance, swapping out a dated carpet for laminate flooring might make your home look much better. Additionally, your floor may be easier to clean and require far less effort to maintain.

Another way to add comfort at home is to renovate a spare bedroom or a den into a home-theater. You can get a mid-sized high-definition television and wall-mounted speakers to create your favorite room in the house.

For a fairly low price, you could install new ceiling fans or upgrade the existing units to improve your comfort at home.

Eye-Catching Ways to Renovate Your House on a Budget

A variety of aesthetic upgrades can go a long way toward improving the visual appeal of your home. For instance, repainting the rooms that are most used to relax and to entertain your guests can make a major impact without requiring a significant investment.

Also, exchanging older lighting elements with fixtures that present more modern features can provide subtle improvements that are very noticeable.


Low-Cost Renovations to Improve the Value of Your Home

Kitchen and bathroom upgrades are typically the most desired and the most expensive home renovations. Although, you can focus on a variety of low-cost renovations that will improve the property value of your home.

For instance, upgrading your home with new doors and new windows can improve its appearance. You might also realize greater energy-efficiency costs toward heating and cooling your home, when the upgrades are used to replace doors and windows with worn weather stripping.

Without performing a complete makeover, certain kitchen and bathroom upgrades can improve the value of your home, such as installing new kitchen cabinets or replacing a bathroom sink or tub.


While a variety of challenges and unforeseen hurdles may occur during a home improvement project, it is very exciting to see a renovation project that comes to fruition.

Should you decide to make upgrades that exceed your available funding sources, a home equity loan or a cash-out refinance might be useful toward reaching your goals.

We employ home lending professionals who are courteous and eager to assist you with your financing needs.

Contact Prospect Financial Group today to inquire about attractive mortgage rates or about home improvement funding.

For faster assistance, contact Prospect Financial Group today.


Jason Vondrak

Company President

Prospect Financial Group

948 Garnet Avenue

San Diego, CA 92109

NMLS: 349089 | BRE: 01837707


Jason Vondrak has been in the mortgage industry since 2004 and co-founded the mortgage brokerage Prospect Financial Group in 2006 in San Diego, California. Today he serves as President and CEO of Prospect Financial Group and the president and founder of Prospect Property Group, a real estate development company, established in 2012.

“I’ve had the privilege to serve in an industry that exists to ensure homeownership remains among the top priorities of government and citizens alike. Over the years, it has been a pleasure working alongside homeowners, real estate professionals, and business associates combining efforts and teaming up to help homeowners realize the dream of home ownership.”