Are you looking to update your home on a budget? Tackling DIY projects around your home can not only add value, but can also make the space more livable for you and your family. The good news is there are plenty of easy upgrades you can do yourself without spending a bunch of money.
- Do Some Painting
One of the easiest and least expensive ways to update the look of your home on a budget is to give it a fresh coat of paint. You can tackle the interior or even give your home a new look on the outside. Another easy idea that can change the look outside your home is to use gel stain to paint the front door to your house. You could also paint your garage doors to match, which will add plenty of curb appeal.
- Update Your Light Fixtures
You can change the look of any room in your house by investing in new light fixtures. A drop-down chandelier could take your dining room or master bedroom from standard to exceptional. Or you could add dimmer lights to change the look and create ambiance in your living room. Here’s an article from Home Depot about how to use chandeliers in your home: http://www.homedepot.com/c/chandeliers_HT_BG_LF.
- Revamp your Master Suite
Your master suite is probably one of the places you spend the most time in at home, even if you spend most of your time sleeping in it. Why not make it a place you can’t wait to escape to? You can completely revamp your master bedroom by investing in a few unique elements. You could purchase some beautiful new bedding complete with fluffy throw pillows. Or you could create your own little reading nook with a cozy chair and lamp. Another idea would be to create an accent wall with faux leather wall panels to add some beauty and elegance to the room. Talissa Decor has a great line of Faux Leather Wall Panels available.
- Get Organized
Is your home really too small or are you simply not being efficient with the space you have? You would be amazed what getting organized can do for your home and your stress level. Common spaces that are in desperate need for some organization are cupboards, closets, and garages. You can maximize the space in your home by taking the time to go through your possessions periodically in order to de-clutter. You can also install new shelves and storage containers to help get things into order. Here’s a 30-Day guide to getting organized from Clean and Scentsible.
- Re-Think Your Space
We all have space in our home that could be used differently or more efficiently. For example, do you have an empty space near your kitchen? You could make a coffee bar and free up some space on your kitchen counter. Or if you have unused space underneath your stairs, you could add more storage, create an office area or even a fun kid’s play area. Pinterest has plenty of do it yourself inspiration to help you maximize your space!
The key to transforming the look of your home is to focus on the projects that will make the biggest difference for you and your family. The project doesn’t have to be big or expensive to add value to your home and make you living there much more enjoyable. Some simple tweaks to your decor, organization and maximizing the space you have can make your home the envy of the neighborhood.