Budget Home Makeover Tips

Most people have to work within a budget, (and usually a tight one) when they want to change the look of their house, so seeing how others have done it can really be helpful.

Deborah and Tom from Salvage Sister and Mister are my guests here today to share how they are remodeling their home without breaking the bank.  Welcome, Deborah & Tom!

Thank you Angie for the opportunity to guest post today!

We believe in making the most with what you have. Our mission is to assist others in salvaging time, money, resources, and moments for your best life.

Just over two years ago, we purchased a home that was in need of some major updating. It was built in the 70’s and not much had changed since then.

At the same time, the budget was, and still is, VERY tight! Anyone else relate?

That called for a BUDGET HOME MAKEOVER!

We have done what we do, make the most of it.

Our dining room, looked like this:


Now it looks like this:

Budget dining room makeover. When you can't do a full remodel there are some low cost DIY projects that will update any space.

Most of what we got was from Goodwill, Thrift Stores, Craigslist, and free. For additional details, please see this POST.

Our kitchen looked like this:


Painting the cabinets, building a pantry, and flooring made a huge difference.

kitchen overview after


Another area of our home that was dated was the family room area…..

family room before


Again, flooring and paint made a HUGE difference. We also lightened the fireplace and made some other changes to that area as well.

brick fireplace makeover - salvage sister and mister

budget family room makeover

We still have many more changes to make on this home, but it’s inch by inch right?

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Here is a recap of our budget home makeover so you can pin this for later….

Our budget home makeover. With some Craigslist, Goodwill, and Thrist Store find and some DIY, we did a budget home makeover rather than a remodel. Inexpensive options to updating a dated home

Here are some of our posts:

Salvaged Mirror

Pottery barn inspired mirror made from a goodwill mirror. Frame made from salvaged wood. DIY project under $50 instead of a $500 mirror. Full tutorial.


If you ever feel like like would like to do more with what you have, but don’t know how to do it, we would love to get to know you.


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  1. Great difference and I can certainly related with the tight budget.
    Love the work with the fireplace and the personality in all spaces.

  2. Thanks again Angie for allowing us to share our home with your readers. It was an honor!!

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