When it comes to home improvement, projects can get expensive, but there are plenty of things you can do yourself for a fraction of the price. Check out 10 ways to spruce up your home on a budget. With projects for every room, you’re sure to find a couple of projects to try out this weekend.
1. Paint your Cabinets
Repainting any of the cabinets in your home is easy if you know how to prep the surface. It’s a great way to get a new look while saving money and time. You’ll want to remove all the hardware on your cabinets first. Then sand and clean the surfaces being painted. Finally, depending on your choice of paint, you should use a primer to create a nice base for your color to adhere to.
2. Frame a Bathroom Mirror
Those builder grade, jumbo sized mirrors that aren’t quite your style can be tailored to your taste fairly easily. This project should only cost about $25 in materials and take around four hours to complete. You’ll need MDF (primed) baseboard molding cut down to fit the perimeter of your mirror. You’ll also need a miter saw (not included in the cost of materials), paint, a paintbrush, caulk, liquid nails and caulk gun, a pencil and a measuring tape.
3. Update Your Ceiling Fan
Make the most of the fan you’ve got with a can of spray paint and new globes and bulbs. Flipping and painting the blades will take your look up a notch or 10.
4. Add Color to Your Ceilings
While we’re at the ceiling, let’s talk color. As a general rule, ceilings that are lighter in color than the walls feel higher, while ceilings that are darker feel lower. That being said, who says you can’t add a pop of color up there? Pale blue, light yellow, whatever floats your boat.
5. New House Numbers
Want to add a little bit of personality to the outside of your home without breaking the bank? This is as easy as changing your house numbers. From elegant to quirky, there are thousands of options out there for this whether you buy them or create them yourself.
6. Spruce Up Your Front Door
A can of paint and a festive wreath can do the trick just fine. You could be that neighbor with the green door everyone loves.
7. Turn a Closet into a Home Office
If you do any kind of work at home, you may consider the closet office to keep you organized and on track. Having a workspace is important even when you’re limited on space.
8. Install a New Doorbell
Add a touch of elegance to your home by installing a single button doorbell. You don’t need to be Tim the Toolman Taylor to do this.
9. Add Floating Shelves to Any Room
This home décor must-have takes up no floor space and fits practically anywhere. No matter how big or small your home, you can always benefit from a little added storage.
10. Change Hardware
It’s very simple to replace hardware on just about anything in your home. From those kitchen cabinets you just painted (wink, wink) to your bedroom dresser, updating knobs and pulls can give your furniture a whole new life.
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