Top 10 Inexpensive Home Upgrades
So you want change a few things in your home but you don’t want to spend a fortune? Believe it or not, it can be done! There are many DIY projects you can complete around your house that won’t require much money even though they will make a big difference. Our list of inexpensive home upgrades includes projects for DIYers at every level, so keep reading and get planning!
1. Upgrade kitchen cabinet hardware
Replacing your kitchen cabinets would be great, but that project comes with a high price tag. Rather than breaking the bank on new ones, why not head to your local hardware store and pick up new hardware. With new handles and hinges you’ll make a big impact, but will spend a fraction of the price of new cabinets.
2. Give your appliances a makeover
After a while we all start to show our age...even our appliances. Give yours a makeover by tightening up handles, cleaning them thoroughly, and even giving them a fresh coat of appliance paint.
3. Add a fresh coat of paint to your walls
Unless you’re one of those rare people who like painting, this home upgrade may not seem fun. Fun or not, painting IS an inexpensive way to change up a room. Make a Sunday afternoon out of browsing samples and have your family help you pick the perfect color!
4. Upgrade switchplate and outlet covers
Switchplates and outlet covers take a beating and they start to show it over time. You can transform a room just by replacing the old ones with new ones. These covers are very inexpensive, most start at under a dollar.
5. Rearrange the furniture
Maybe this isn’t technically an upgrade, but it is major change for your home. This project is applicable to any room in the house, so pick one and get started. Try a few different arrangements and pick which one you prefer.
6. Add a new front door
The front door is the gateway to your home so it makes sense to keep it looking classy. If your front door is in good shape you can get away with just changing the color.
7. Change out bathroom rugs and shower curtains
Tired of how your bathroom looks but don’t have the funds for a remodel? That’s okay, just spend a little money on new rugs and a shower curtain. If your budget allows, go ahead and purchase some matching towels too.
8. Add or change trim and baseboards
Is your dining room missing something? The artwork is there and you love your table, but something just isn’t right. Try adding crown molding or updating the trim and prepare to be amazed. This simple project will completely change any room, not just your dining room.
9. Paint or refinish the mantle
Brown woodgrain and dated brick are beyond boring. Try giving the brick on your mantle a paintjob and restaining or painting the wood too. After you’ve finished the paint job, rearrange books and knickknacks in a new way for an even more drastic change.
10. Upgrade light fixtures
Is your home feeling dark and dreary? Fix that problem by upgrading your light fixtures. Try adding accent lights to highlight artwork or lamps to perfect your favorite reading spot. This is a great project to show of your creative sound, so get going!
What did we leave out? Share your best inexpensive home upgrade by commenting below!
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