You don’t have to blow your budget to improve the look of your home, and a quick refresh can even increase its value! A coat of paint, some new fixtures, and your home can look like new – without breaking the bank.
Read on to learn how to transform your home on a budget!
1. Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
One of the most common home improvement projects is painting- and for good reason. Painting is an inexpensive, DIY project that can completely transform a space. Lighter colors can make a room seem larger and more open, while darker shades make a room feel cozy and intimate.
And you don’t even have to commit to painting a full room-consider a brightly colored accent wall to add visual interest to your space without investing four wall’s worth of time and money into your project. You’ll be shocked at what a difference one wall can make.
2. Try a Hardware Transformation
Hardware – from drawer handles to cabinet knobs – can date your home and is an often-overlooked opportunity to add some of your own personality to your interior décor. There is a wide array of decorative hardware available at craft and hardware stores and it’s easy to find pieces to accent every style. This inexpensive project is easy to do on your own in just a few hours.
3. Stick on a New Backsplash
Looking to update your kitchen on a tight budget? Peel-and-stick backsplashes are an interior design trend that work for tight budgets. You can easily achieve a wide range of effects for a fraction of the cost of traditional tile. This is a great project for beginners as it can be done in an afternoon with virtually no mess and cleanup.
Another benefit of peel-and-stick tile is that it is much easier to switch out than traditional tile and is a great choice if you’re not ready to commit to a permanent backsplash design.
4. Renew Your Kitchen Cabinets
Another opportunity to refresh your kitchen lies in those wooden cabinets. You may notice your kitchen feeling dark and cramped, and your cabinets may be the culprit. A bright coat of paint will have your kitchen feeling brand new in no time. It’s easy to paint your cabinets yourself – just don’t forget to clean them thoroughly before you begin!
5. Pick out New Lighting Fixtures
Have you considered opting for new lighting fixtures? This may seem like an expensive endeavor, but you may be surprised at the range of affordable options in the lighting aisle of your local home improvement store. The fixtures themselves can become a fashionable asset to your interior, as well as brightening up a space, making it feel more open and energizing.
You don’t have to choose between saving money and creating the home of your dreams. It’s easy to find inexpensive ways to make your home feel like your own. How have you improved your home on a budget? Tell me in the comments below!