October 30, 2022

Update Your Home’s Look Without Breaking the Bank

Your home is probably your biggest asset and for that reason, updating it with new features, products, or accessories is always a smart idea. Even better, you don’t have to break the bank to update your home – you just have to know which products give you the most bang for your buck. Here are a few recession-proof ideas for your home’s makeover:

New Backsplash

A new backsplash is the easiest, fastest, and most impactful way to change a room. Even a small area like a coffee bar, wine bar, or accent wall can make a big difference. You can find backsplash tiles for as little as $5/square foot, so this is a brilliant way to get a high-end look without spending a lot of money. We have tens of thousands of products to select from that will give you something unique, but still affordable.

Updated Countertops

Updated countertops offer you the biggest bang for your buck. You can keep the same cabinets – or paint them for a fresh, neutral look – and then replace your countertops to a quartz or natural stone like granite. Many homeowners enjoy both the unique look of granite and its durable nature to support most any lifestyle. For relative ease and affordability in modernizing your kitchen, updated countertops are a great option.

Once you have decided on updating your kitchen countertops, why not refresh your bathroom, small coffee or wine bar surfaces as well? To keep you on budget, we recommend selections from our remnant yard. You would be surprise what beautiful pieces you can find at reasonable prices.


Paint is one of the most affordable ways to change the look of your home. You can either hire a professional painter or do it yourself – just be sure to prep properly and use high quality paint for best results. Paint can also add some personality to a room. For example, try using an accent wall or painting stripes on a wall for some added visual interest or splash of color.


Wallpaper is making a comeback and it is a fun way to add some pattern and personality to a room. Wallpaper can be used on an accent wall or in small spaces like a powder room for maximum effect. You can find wallpaper for as little as $30 per roll, so it is definitely a budget-friendly option for modernizing your home.


Some people believe lighting is everything. By changing out your home’s lighting, you can transform the look of your home without going to great expense. You can find new lamps, light fixtures, and even LED bulbs at very reasonable prices. Moreover, lighting is an excellent way to enhance functionality to a room: try adding some task lighting to a kitchen or home office.

Stock Items for Flooring

When it comes to renovating your floors, skip the extra shipping and handling expenses and buy our already in-stock items. We have hundreds of porcelain and ceramic flooring options to select from including wood-look, neutrals, and bold designs. Go classic or go wild – but stay within budget.

These are just a few recession-proof ideas to get you started. There are endless possibilities when it comes to updating your home without breaking the bank. Our experts at Florida Design Works are ready to help you get creative and enjoy the process. Your home is an extension of your personality, so make it reflect who you are. Contact us today.

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