Are you looking to affordably update your house sometime this year? I’ve got you! Whether you’re keeping your home or selling it, here are some easy and inexpensive ways home upgrades to transform your space – on a budget.
Home Upgrades To Transform Your Space
REFRESH YOUR ROOMS WITH PAINT
Changing up paint color makes a huge difference to any room! Supplies are decently inexpensive, you can DIY, and it should only take you a few hours over a weekend or an evening! Keep in mind, neutral colors are typically best to keep a space feeling refreshed and open. If you are planning on selling your home in the future, this is a great way to add appeal without extra work in the long run!
SWAP OUT THE HARDWARE
Changing your kitchen cabinet handles and knobs on your drawers is a quick and simple way to give
your kitchen a fresh look! You can keep it simple with an updated look or swap them for a matte black
handle for a more modern look.
ADD SOME CROWN MOLDING
There are so many Youtube tutorials online to do-your-own crown molding on a budget! Take some measurements then hit up your local hardware store to get everything. Most stores will even cut it exactly how you need! Have you ever seen a wall go from empty to a chair rail? Definitely a home upgrade to transform your space and give a more elegant look.
BUMP UP YOUR CURB APPEAL OR OUTDOOR LIVING
Cleaning your windows, greening up your lawn, adding some fun lights, and touching up paint can add great value. Since its in current fashion, even adding some new plants helps to spruce up the exterior of your home can do wonders.
GET RID OF POPCORN CEILINGS
Popcorn ceilings = old and dated. Many people see them and are immediately seeing red flags due to the amount of work that goes into removing popcorn ceilings. However, getting rid of popcorn ceilings makes a significant difference in the appearance of your home and is an expensive home upgrade to transform your space.
CHANGE UP YOUR LIGHTING
You can find affordable light fixtures online, and they’re typically pretty easy to change out. Amazon offers lots of options but you can even check out your local thrift stores for donated items you can spruce up.
If you’re steering away from buying a brand new couch and chairs, simply recover the old ones and they’ll look brand new! If you don’t care for covers, look into getting a Little Bissell Green Machine and cleaning the couch yourself.
ADD ADDITIONAL SHELVING
Adding some shelves in the kitchen or bathrooms is the perfect way to bring in some new decor and create extra storage space. For guest bathrooms or small spaces, consider adding corner shelves with new decor to transform the space.
PLANK A WALL WITH SHIPLAP
Though the typical white shiplap is on its way out, matte black shiplap is on its way in. Shiplap being placed vertical, horizontal, or on an angle is an easy swap to change up the look and transform the space. Again, simply go to Youtube! There are so many videos online to show you how to do shiplap on a budget.
UPDATE YOUR WINDOW COVERINGS
Old blinds and shutters can give your home an outdated feel. Though blinds and shutters can be a costly replacement, you can always opt for new curtains instead. Adding new curtains or drapes is a more affordable alternative switch to updating your space.
If you’re thinking about doing some home updates but aren’t sure what to do first, this is a great place to start! Happy refreshing!