Home Improvement On A Budget

Many people are under the false impression that updating and improving your home has to be an expensive undertaking. They wait for years for the right time to come when there finances finally line up with their aspirations, but find that they never quite feel wealthy enough to get started. Believe it or not, it’s not too difficult to spruce up your home without parting with too much of your hard earned cash. Here are a few ideas for quick DIY home improvement projects that won’t break the bank.


Add A Lick Of Paint

It may not be a major renovation, but a quick re-paint can give a room a new lease on life. It also makes for a fun weekend project for the whole family (or a nice excuse for you to get away and have some quiet time). Repainting the exterior walls of your home can go a long way to improving the actual value of your property, but your project doesn’t need to be so big if you’re not in the mood for a load of work. Just refreshing the walls of one room in your house will immediately brighten it up and make things feel fresher.

This project idea can work well for cabinets in the kitchen as well, if your kitchen space is looking dull and dreary. Just give the doors a new coat of paint and you can change the whole look of the space.


Re-Vamp The Kitchen

If you don’t think that new paint is going to be enough to fix up your kitchen but can’t afford to purchase a whole new kitchen set, look into buying just new doors from the cabinet manufacturer. You’d be amazed at how much cheaper it can be to buy smaller additions for your kitchen rather than a whole unit.


Make A New Headboard

If the marital bed is feeling old and tired, adding an interesting new headboard to look up at can be a great DIY project that won’t set you back too much. Whatever material you most enjoy working with can be manipulated to create a headboard, so collect up whatever you have lying around and put your imagination to work. If you’re handy with wood, old doors or window shutter can be ideal for taking apart and re-using as a headboard.


Change The Faucets

You may not have the cash or inclination to re-do your whole bathroom, but just switching your old faucets to some shiny new ones can add a little pizazz to the room. They’re not too expensive to get hold of, especially if you shop around for good deals, and if you can install them yourself then you’ll save the trouble of paying someone else to do it. Just remember to turn the plumbing off while you work!

There are other minor, inexpensive ways to get your bathroom looking shiny and new again without spending a fortune. Replace chipped tiles, switch an old toilet seat to something a little more new and add new coats of paint to the walls in bright, breezy colors.


Fix Up The Door

Your front door is any visitor’s first impression of you and your family, so try to make it look bright and welcome. This is easily done without spending too much cash. A fresh coat of paint (it’s amazing how many elements of your house can be improved quickly and easily with fresh paint), new numbers to replace old, chipped ones and some nice lights on your front porch will all let visitors know that you’re a man who prides himself on his home.

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Published on: June 14, 2014

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