How to Renovate a Bedroom with New Flooring on a Budget

Renovating a Bedroom can be costly.  However living on one income we don’t have that luxury to spend a lot. We have to do the work ourselves and spend our money wisely.  We recently renovated one of our bedrooms.  We also added new flooring and did this all on a small budget.

DIY, Home, Renovation, Flooring, Fixer Upper, Budget Renovation Ideas

To give you a bit of a back story.  We live in a 3 bedroom home with a Den.  Our Den has gone through several transformations.  It started out as guest bedroom/office and then we converted it to a main office/study.  Over the past few years, we’ve used the office mainly as a storage center for statements, books, supplies etc.. But rarely did we really sit and enjoy the office space.

So after much debate with my husband, he convinced me that we needed to put that room back into a guest bedroom. I argued that the guest bedroom will barely get used, but over the past year, we’ve had a few guests drop in unexpectedly. Having that room ready for those occasions will definitely come in handy.  Once I found another area of our home to set up my office, I surrendered and went full force on tackling this project.

The first thing we did was rip the carpet out.  It wasn’t an option to keep it.  We really needed to replace it. We contemplated getting carpet again but decided laminate flooring would better suit us. Then, I painted the walls a color called Silvermist by Sherwin-Williams.  We were covering up a deep dark red and I didn’t want to waste time or money.  So I splurged and bought the Sherwin-Williams Infinity paint from Lowes. One coat coverage and it covered beautifully.

Then my husband installed the Hampton Bay Hand Scraped Walnut Plateau 8 mm laminate flooring from Home Depot. We’ve used this laminate flooring throughout our first floor and let me tell you… I love it! Before we bought it, I soaked the sample in water, scratched it up, just to see how durable this flooring was and to my amazement, it held up great.  We had the flooring for over a year installed and couldn’t be happier.

The flooring is inexpensive too.  For $1.10 a square foot you really can’t beat that.   Next we installed the base moulding.  I know, we could have saved some money by reusing our existing moulding but since we already replaced it throughout our first floor, we felt it was necessary to do the same with this room.

To do all of that, our expenses totaled $282.74

As for the furniture in the room.  I was blessed to decorate the room with what we had on hand and items donated by friends who were moving.

I did want to style it up so I added bonuses to the room.  I call these added bonuses because these items were all wants.



To recap and get this look… I’ve listed all of the items I used below.  Some of the links below are affiliate links. When you purchase your products through our links, it’s your way of helping support Momslifeboat at no cost to you. Thank you in advance for your support!

Room Renovation Products:

$141.68 Hampton-Bay-Hand-Scraped-Walnut-Plateau-8-mm – 7 boxes Covered 120 sq ft with plenty to spare.

$54.98 Roberts-AirGuard Underlayment

$39.10 LWM623 Base Moulding ($0.85 LF)

$46.98 Sherwin Williams Infinity Paint & Primer  – Silvermist

Total Room Makeover $282.74

Added Bonuses

$29.99 Henny Rand Curtains from IKEA

$5.99 curtain rod

$4.47 Wall bracket (3 @1.49 each)

$1.99 Finials

$49.82 Mainstays Bed-in-a-Bag Fretwork Complete Bedding Set

Total $92.26

Total Invested $375.00

A total room makeover for $375.00!  I hope you enjoyed this article and stay tuned… I can’t wait to show you my new office renovation.




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Gina is an overwhelmed mother of 4 children which includes twins. She often looks for ways to make life a little easier. When she's not chauffeuring her kids to school, cleaning the house or taking her kids to their activities, she finds her sanity though this blog and through social media. Her journey would not succeed without remembering to put Faith first, Family second and Work third.
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  1. So cute! I love the way it turned out; very inviting space!

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