Before you know it, the brand new school year will be starting back up once again, meaning that if you’ve been partaking in any kind of renovation projects during the summer, you’ll want to do everything in your power to complete them as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Thankfully, there are all sorts of cheap and easy renovation projects that can be taken on that don’t involve having to spend a great deal of money in order to complete them. As a result, you’ll be able to have more time to prepare your kids for all of the back-to-school festivities, as well as have more money to make sure that they have all of the necessary supplies that they need!

Here are five of the best and cheapest summer renovation projects to complete before the new school year begins.

Replace Your Appliances

When it comes to your kitchen, consider replacing any of your older appliances with some that are more energy efficient. ENERGY STAR-certified appliances such as a refrigerator, dishwasher, and stove will not only help to increase the overall value of your home, but they will also help to save money on your energy bills every month as well.

Use Tile More

For your bathroom, consider adding some tile to more than just your floor. In fact, tile can also be added to the walls in this area as well in the form of accents. Tile accents can help to add an extra amount of flair, and even better is the fact that you won’t have to worry about spending a great deal of money in order to achieve the look that you want. As far as which particular accents you would want, there are endless possibilities available for you to choose from. All it comes down to are your personal preferences.

Window Valances

Moving on to your bedroom, one thing that you could consider installing in this space are window valances. These are generally inexpensive and can help to add a real sense of style to your windows. The one important thing you will want to pay close attention to is to make sure that the valances complement the patterns on your draperies rather than repeating the patterns themselves.


Perhaps one of the most inexpensive renovation projects that you can take on in your home involves painting, regardless of which space you’re considering doing this in. You’ll only have to spend a few dollars on the paint itself, as well as sacrificing a small amount of your time in order to ensure that the job is done as efficiently as possible. Whether you’re thinking of working with one space or multiple spaces in your home, painting is certainly one way to help update things.

Heated Towel Bar

Moving back to the bathroom, we always have the feeling every time we finish taking a relaxing shower or bath of wrapping ourselves in a nice, warm towel whenever we begin to dry off as opposed to wrapping ourselves in one that’s cold and drab. The best way that this can be achieved is to install a heated towel bar, that way once you’re finished relaxing in the tub, the feeling of warmth can continue thanks to a nice, warm towel that you can wrap yourself in.

These are just a select few of the many different types of quick and easy summer renovations that can be completed in your home prior to the start of the new school year. Not only can they help to save you money, as previously mentioned, but should you decide to sell your home in the future, they could also help to add more value to the home as well!