Jason Cummings | July 22, 2022
Home updates don’t have to feel overwhelming or break the bank. That’s why we have cultivated a list of easy and budget-friendly “DIY” home improvement ideas! When it comes to home remodeling, even the smallest changes can make a world of difference. A simple home improvement project can increase your quality of life in your home, but it can also potentially increase the future sale price of your home!
1. Update the Kitchen Cabinet Hardware
Something as simple as changing the hardware on your kitchen or bathroom cabinets can make your space look brand new. Additionally, a fresh coat of paint could elevate your kitchen even further - physically and financially. On average, a very minor kitchen remodel such as painting cabinets, upgrading appliances, replacing faucets, and/or switching out cabinet hardware could result in a ROI of 98.5% (ROI of Home Improvements)
2. Give your walls a fresh coat of paint
Bored of the color on your walls? Give them a fresh coat of paint to entirely transform the space! You could also create an accent wall by choosing a different color to paint just one of the walls to give the room a new and unique feel.
3. Upgrade front porch lighting
Swap out builder-grade exterior lights to upgrade your curb appeal and transform the look of your front porch. By upgrading your curb appeal, homeowners have seen ROI’s as high as 80% (ROI of Curb Appeal Improvement)
4. Add string lights to your backyard or patio
Maximize the appeal of your outdoor space by adding some ambient lighting to keep the party going! Make your space inviting by adding soft lighting like string lights. By creating an inviting backyard or patio with livable square footage and functionality, you will likely see a higher ROI when selling your home in the future. (ROI of Adding Square Footage)
5. Use greenery and plants to brighten up your space
Have a dull and lifeless space in your home? Add a few plants to spruce up the place! Whether it’s fake or real, a bit of greenery can make a house truly feel like a home. Pro tip: place your plants near windows, like in a living room or bathroom, where they can thrive off the natural light.
6. Peel and stick tile or wallpaper
Can’t commit to a huge and expensive remodel? Totally understandable. Try renter and budget-friendly peel and stick wallpaper or tile to give any space an entirely new feel. Easily freshen up your kitchen backsplash, home office, living room, or bedroom in just a day.
7. Upgrade showerheads
Make your shower feel like a luxurious spa experience by swapping your old builder-grade shower head for a new one such as a rain head with an attached extension. By making simple midrange cosmetic changes to your bathroom such as upgrading showerheads, tile, or faucets, you could expect to see a return on investment between 64 - 68% (ROI of Bathroom Remodel).
8. Replace old sink faucets
A basic tool kit is all you need to replace your sink faucets by yourself! Replacing builder-grade faucets is a small and budget-friendly project that can transform the look and feel of your kitchen or bathroom. Within just a few hours, you can make your kitchen sink look like a gourmet and modern kitchen.
9. Organize pantry with baskets and organizers
Say goodbye to spending way too much time searching for items in your pantry. By organizing your pantry with bins, containers, and step shelf organizers, you’ll always be able to find what you need (not to mention how eye-pleasing it is). Using organizers could also help cut down on food waste or overbuying products you already have!
10. Clean or replace area rugs
When we see the same things in our house every day, we don’t notice how much they wear down over time. I guarantee that your area rug could use a good cleaning or possibly even a replacement…with a beautiful, clean area rug, you can add dimension as well as style to any space.
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