Does your home feel like an old, run-down shack? Are you tired of looking at the same four walls day in and day out? Never fear if your home is aching for a face-lift, but you don’t have the budget for a complete renovation!
There are many ways to redd up your space without breaking the bank (or your back). Small changes can significantly impact whether picking a wallpaper to inject some personality or simply rearranging your furniture to create a new look.
And if you have a sleight of hand for DIY, there are plenty of budget-friendly home renovation ideas that will save you money and give you a sense of satisfaction.
Bring Home Some Interesting Furniture:
One of the rapid-fire and idiot-proof ways to change up the look of your home is to switch out your furniture.
If you have been living with the same couch for the past ten years, it might be time for an upgrade. Or, if your coffee table is looking a bit worse for wear, try shopping at a thrift store or flea market for a privy piece that will add character to your living room.
You can also give old furniture a new lease on life by sanding it down and repainting it. It is a great way to add a pop of color to any room without spending much money.
For some people, their love for an exquisite dining experience is above and beyond their budget. If you belong to the whole kit and caboodle, don’t sweat, we have a solution for that too *puts on Sherlock hat*.
By investing in forex banquet chairs, you can create a luxurious-looking dining setup without breaking the bank. These chairs are comfortable, look great, and most importantly, they are very affordable.
Paint Your Walls:
One of the most du jour (and cut-price!) ways to renovate your home is to give your walls a fresh coat of paint.
Whether you want to go for a bold and dramatic look or something more subdued, there is a color and paint finish to suit your every need.
If you’re unsure which color to pick, try looking at a mood board or inspiration pictures to get an idea of what you want. And if you’re planning to brush up your Picasso skills and paint a mural, don’t think twice about it.
Another way to add some mega-star appearance to your walls without painting is to hang up some exciting artwork. You can buy prints online or at a local art gallery or even frame some of your photos.
Here’s a tip from the experts: try hanging up your artwork at different heights to add visual interest.
Change Your Hardware:
Is your doorknob giving you shivers every time you touch it? Does your kitchen faucet look like it’s from the Stone Age?
Consider replacing them with something from the world of today. You’d be surprised how much of a difference new hardware can make to your home’s overall look and feel. Just make sure that the new hardware you choose fits in with the style of your home.
What’s your style? Gold or brass? Traditional or contemporary? You can give your kitchen an entirely new look by changing your cabinet pulls without spending much money.
And if you’re dubious about which style to choose, try mixing and matching for a unique look. Please don’t stay under the impression that hardware will cost you an arm and a leg. You can find some great deals if you know where to look.
Paint Your Front Door:
First impressions count, so give your guests something to “ooh” and “aah” over before stepping into your home.
A span-new coat of paint on your front door is an easy and inexpensive way to give your home a makeover. And with so many colors to pick from, you can make a statement.
If you want to add a little extra pizzazz, consider painting the door trim a contrasting color or adding some hardware for an added touch of style.
Think wreaths and garlands are just for Christmas? Think again! A seasonal wreath or garland on your front door is a great way to show your personality and add a pop of color.
And the riveting part is, you can change it up with the seasons. For summer, try a floral wreath made with fake or real flowers. Go for a more rustic look with a grapevine wreath adorned with leaves and berries in the fall. And for winter, an evergreen wreath with a red ribbon is always classic.
Upgrade to a Beadboard Ceiling:
It’s a shame when a lackluster ceiling lets down a stunning decor. If your ceilings are looking a little tired, consider upgrading to beadboard.
Beadboard is a type of wood paneling that gives your roof a beautiful, textured look. It’s also effortless to install so that you can do it yourself in no time.
And if you’re worried about the cost, don’t be! Beadboard is very affordable and will add value to your home.
It’s a DIY project that is not only easy but also inexpensive. Just stick to measuring and remeasuring before you make any cuts, and you’ll be fine. Best of all, you can find beadboard at most home improvement stores.
Hide Your Hideous Overhead Light With a Drum Shade:
We’ve all been there. You’re standing right in the heart of your living room, looking up at that hideous fluorescent light that came with the house. But before you holler an electrician to rip it out, consider hiding it with a drum shade.
Drum shades are all the rage these days, and they’re a great way to give your overhead light a makeover. They’re very easy to install so you can do it in a snap.
You need a drum shade, some wire, and a few minutes of your precious time. If you could quickly look up at that light, you’ll see it’s not as difficult as it seems. And once you’re finished, you can sit back and enjoy the new and gorgeous look of your new fixture!
Boring Cupboards? Add Some Mirror:
Do your cupboards look like they’re straight out of the 1970s? If so, it might be time to open up new doors — literally. Adding a few mirrors to your cupboard doors is an easy and inexpensive way to give them a new look. Plus, it’s a crackerjack way to make your room look bigger and brighter.
It’s as simple as taking some measurements, cutting the mirror to size (be careful, for the love of all that is good), and then attaching it to the door with some adhesive.
Just ensure you use a strong adhesive because you don’t want the mirror falling and shattering into a million pieces.
We all know how Cinderella felt when her fairy godmother gave her a makeover. But unlike Cinderella, you don’t need a fairy to give your home a makeover.
It’s time to get down to brass tacks homeowners! With a little bit of time, elbow grease, and ingenuity, you can quickly transform your home on a budget. Your home will thank you for it.