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8 Easy Home Upgrades On A Budget

September 14th, 2017 10:32 AM by Frank Ferrell

Shared Article. Originally published by Mady Dahlstrom, on November 3, 2016. Web Reference:

Updating your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune. From a fresh coat of paint to new light fixtures and decor, there are many easy interior and exterior home upgrades you can successfully achieve on a budget. Whether you hire a professional to do the work for you or take on the task of updating your home on your own, you can give your space a mini makeover without breaking the bank.

Scroll on to see a few easy budget-friendly upgrades for every room in your home.

1. Add new color

A bold accent wall in your bathroom or a clean, white coat of paint on your kitchen walls will instantly give your home a new look. Don’t be afraid to mix in a pop of color or go for a darker shade of blue or purple, especially in the winter season.


2. Install fresh fixtures

Updating your lighting is a thrifty way to breathe new life into a room. Switch out the ceiling fixture above your dining room table or install new hanging pendant lights in your kitchen. There are many affordable light fixtures you can purchase or you can upcycle an antique for a modern vibe.

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3. Replace old hardware

Updating knobs, pulls, rods and handles is a simple upgrade that will make any room feel less dated. Make sure your home’s hardware matches or coordinates throughout each room for a cohesive look. Some hardware you can buy for cheap and easily install on your own, while others may require the help of a professional.


4. Caulk your bathroom

Discolored caulk can make your bathroom appear dirty. Give your whole bathroom a facelift by applying new caulk to the tub, shower walls or sink. This little project won’t break the bank and can have a big impact on the appearance of your bathroom.


5. Revive your deck

You can refinish your deck in just a few simple steps. Wash off leaves and dirt with a hose or pressure washer, scrub the wood and boards with a cleaning solution, rinse, dry, and stain with a new finish. Depending on the size of your deck, you can complete this project for under $100 or hire a professional to do it for you.


6. Add a new backsplash

A new kitchen or bathroom backsplash can add style and character to your home. Brighten up a space with a multicolored backsplash or choose a subway tile pattern for a classic charm. You can install the backsplash on your own, switch out your current backsplash with a mirror, purchase peel and stick tile or get it installed by a professional.


7. Install a bathroom exhaust fan

Is moisture, humidity, and bad odors filling your bathroom? Update your bathroom vent fan to limit mold and noise, while ultimately improving the function and appearance of your space.


8. Accessorize

One of the easiest ways to upgrade your home is by accessorizing with decorative touches. Candles, vases of fresh flowers, wall mirrors, picture frames, a welcome mat and throw pillows are just a few ideas that will spruce up your space for very little cash.


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Original Source: By Mady Dahlstrom, published on November 3, 2016
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Posted by Frank Ferrell on September 14th, 2017 10:32 AM


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