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Renovations on a Budget

The past year was a challenging time for many Canadians, forcing us to tighten our purse strings and spend an unusual amount of time at home. Being on lockdown after lockdown had many homeowners and renters looking to updating elements of their homes, whether it was refreshing furniture or completely renovating a room (or two). 

If you’re tired of looking at the same old paint on the walls, furniture in your living room, or cabinets in your kitchen, but are afraid of the affordability of it all there’s no need to panic! There are hundreds of ways to give your home a fresh, new look without breaking the bank! 

Paint mistakes happen 

Have you ever wondered what happens to the cans of paint that weren’t quite the right shade and were returned by the customer? 

They go on sale, of course! Most paint stores have a discount paint section where off-shade and returned paint cans can be purchased for a discounted price! If you’re looking to liven up a room with a simple coat of paint, ask if there is an off-shade section! You may be surprised to find popular shades of paint with only one or two brushstrokes worth of paint missing from them. You’ll be able to give a room a whole new look for a fraction of the cost. 

Reface, recover, refresh 

Are your kitchen cabinets looking like they’ve seen better days, or is your couch featuring a pattern that’s straight out of another decade? Have you looked into the cost of replacing those times but just can’t get past the sticker shock? We don’t blame you! 

Kitchen renovations can cost upwards of $15K and new furniture can get pricy as well. Thankfully, there are many different ways to refresh the appearance of your home without going broke.  

If you’re tired of looking at the dated pattern on your living room furniture, why not make a slip-cover? There are hundreds of tutorials online for anyone regardless of their skills with a sewing machine! From how to take proper measurements to purchasing fabric, these do-it-yourself professionals can help you achieve a whole new look for your living rooms for way less. 

Depending on what type of material your kitchen cabinets are, sometimes all it takes is a coat of paint to give your home a whole new vibe! Repainting your cabinet faces is easier than you think and a much cheaper option than replacing them entirely! (Plus, if you’re able to score a can of paint that’s been returned as mentioned above, that’s a bonus!) 

Turn trash into treasure 

You know the old saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure?” With the real estate market hot all across Canada, many homes are undergoing major renovations, with home buyers completely redoing their homes to fit their personal tastes. If you’re lucky, you might just find pristine items like light fixtures, appliances, and cabinets for sale for a great price! Keep your eyes peeled to the many buy and sell pages in your area for great deals on quality wares; most of the time all they need is a fresh coat of paint and they’re good as new! 

Of course, if you’ve scoured every corner of the internet for the perfect hand-me-down fixture or cannot find the right shade of paint on sale, Speedy Cash is here to help! We’re here to help you can the cash you need to help tackle whatever project you have on the go. Just visit one of our 20 store locations across Canada and talk with one of our helpful Customer Service Representatives to borrow from us, or apply for a loan online anytime from anywhere you may be! 

Speedy Cash looks forward to helping you achieve the perfect Before and After in your home!