We’re not all fortunate enough to buy a home that suits all our needs right off the bat. You may, for example, get stuck buying a starter home that’s smaller than you’d like. Or perhaps the layout doesn’t work well for your family. If that’s the case, you have a couple of options: You could sell your home and buy a new one, or renovate the space you already have.
The latter may be a better option today. Mortgage rates are sitting at record lows and housing inventory is so tight that you might struggle to find another home. The last thing you’ll want to do is settle once again. Here are a few things you can do to make your home more livable — even if you’re on a budget.
1. Add storage strategically
Piles of clutter can turn an otherwise charming home into a perpetual dumpster. If you’re running out of storage space, adding some could make your home life far more pleasant. You can build new closets, or add an organizing system to the ones you already have. Some companies sell prefabricated closet organizers that include drawers and shelving, while others build custom organizers at a higher