Spring is in the air, sending many homeowners looking for ways to update their homes during this time of change. Do not let your budget stand in the way of creating a home space that you are proud of. Here are five ways that you can upgrade your home on a budget.
Update Kitchen Cabinets
There is no doubt that replacing your kitchen cabinets can be a costly venture. However, you can replicate this same type of upgrade by simply updating your existing cabinets.
While it may involve a bit of work on your end, it is easier than you think to repaint your kitchen cabinets. Tired of the dated oak cabinets in your kitchen? Consider painting them a trendy white or soothing gray shade.
You can take this one step further by updating the hardware on your cabinets. Do not underestimate how a fresh coat of paint and new hardware can completely change the look of your kitchen. Bathroom cabinets make another good candidate for upgrading the style and function of your home if you are watching your budget.
Hang New Wall Art
If you are looking to make a big impact in a room without much work on your part, consider updating your wall art. The right piece of art will grab the attention of everyone who enters the room. To make a big splash, go big with a piece of large wall art that will become the focal point of any room.
You can find several affordable pieces for any room and then either use a picture hanging service or DIY to install them, helping you to make the impact that you are looking for through your choices of art.
One of the best things about wall art is that it is easily switched out to match the season or when you feel like something different. Create any type of mood that you desire in every room in your home with the right choices of wall art.
Boost the Curb Appeal of Your Home’s Front Door
This is the perfect time of the year to put some time and effort into boosting the curb appeal of your home. A fresh coat of paint on the front door can go a long way in giving a facelift to the exterior of your house. While you are at it, consider updating the address number on your home.
The next step is to visit your local garden store and pick up some hanging baskets or planters for the front porch. Finish it all off with a new doormat or a front door wreath and you will have transformed the aesthetic of the entrance to your home at little cost to you.
Chances are, you have many fixtures throughout your home that could use a little updating. Start with upgrading the faucets on all of your sinks. For example, replacing a harsh brash fixture with a modern chrome look will change the entire vibe of the sink without breaking the bank.
Other good fixtures to consider replacing are the electrical outlet and light switch covers. Get rid of the boring plastic white covers and replace them with nicer metal coverings to create a more luxurious feel in your home. This is a project that you can complete in just a few hours for less than the cost of a nice dinner out with the family.
Add New Life with Paint
There is a reason why so many people flock to the paint section of the home improvement store each weekend. There is no more dramatic and inexpensive way to change the look of an entire room than with a new coat of paint. Regardless of the color that you choose, a new coat of paint is a quick and value-driven way to breathe new life into any room.
If you do not have the time or inclination to paint an entire room, consider choosing just one wall. An accent wall painted a different color than the rest of the room can transform the entire personality of the space.
These five upgrades are easy and affordable ways to give your home a new look. Once you dive into these practical home improvement projects, you will find it hard to stop with all of the fun.