There comes a time when all kids want a redo in their rooms. As many shows have proven, this can be done for free or at least on a small budget. Best of all, a small room can usually be redone in one night. If you have more than one child, the family can band together for the entire weekend to redo everyone’s room. Even the master bedroom could get a makeover.
Sometimes all a room needs is a new layout. In these cases, you don’t have to spend a dime. All you need to do is sit down, draw out the room, and try different configurations. Taking time to plan the room before you start moving furniture will ensure you don’t have to move the furniture numerous times.
If the room needs more than just rearranging, the first step is to decide how big your budget is and what needs to be done. With a budget in mind, you can better determine how much money can be spent on each item. For example, you may want to spend $100 on the room. This means that you could put aside $25 for paint, $30 for a new comforter set, etc.
Before you go shopping though, take time to measure the room for new pieces and to determine how much paint you need. For example, let’s say a child has reached the point where they need a desk. Instead of rushing out and buying a desk, decide where you want to place the desk and then measure the area. This ensures that the furniture actually works in the space.
Last, but not least, don’t forget how much money you can save by reworking items. For example, dressers can be painted to match a new color scheme. Drawer pulls can also be changed to fit a new style. Believe it or not, little tips like this will save a lot of money.
Don’t put off those much needed room remodels. With just a little bit of money, or no money at all, children’s rooms can be made new again. Best of all, this makes a great gift for birthdays and holidays.