Are you in the mood to give your home a makeover but your budget is setting you back? Trust me, we’ve been there.
Even though we’ve wanted to change the way our home looks, every idea seemed expensive and out of our budget. But that’s not how it always has to be. There are quite a few home improvement ideas you can execute, without having to empty your pockets or put in a lot of effort.
In this article, we’re listing 6 of our go-to home improvement projects which give excellent results with little money and effort.
1. Improve the window settings
Windows are a crucial element of every home’s interior. They’re the primary sources of natural light, and they often take up a lot of wall space, thus becoming a centerpiece to which everyone’s eyes gravitate to. Improving your window settings will have a great impact on the overall look of the house. Here’s how you can do it. Giving the window frames a fresh coat of paint is an obvious idea. White is the best option, as it will amplify the natural light. Another idea is to put up new curtains, preferably of fabrics and shades that you haven’t experimented with before. The perfect combination of fabric and color can have an excellent effect.
2. Add an accent wall to your bathroom
Most people don’t think about the bathroom when it comes to remodeling or renovation, but the bathroom is an important part of the house. It is a room that is irrevocably used by guests and has the most footfall. So it is important to keep your bathroom looking clean and beautiful as well. A great way to do so is by adding an accent wall to your bathroom, either through paint or wallpaper. With the help of textured rollers, you can give your walls great accents. Otherwise, you can paste a wallpaper of your choice. If wallpapers aren’t really your thing, or you just don’t like the permanency of it, you can opt for “peel-and-stick” temporary wallpapers.
3. Integrate cubbies into your living room
Another misconception that most people have is that living rooms are supposed to be purely for decor and design, but that’s quite the contrary. Living rooms are areas where you can perfectly combine utility and design, with the right ideas. A great way to do this is by installing cubbies or shelves in empty areas. For instance – if you have an empty wall, instead of placing art prints, install a wall-to-wall shelf with cubbies at the bottom. This is a great way to store extra items or showcase your collections whether they’re books, trinkets, or more. If you have kids in your home, easily accessible cubbies are a boon as they’re a great storage solution.
4. Give your home a fresh coat of paint
One of the most tried-and-trusted ways of giving your home a new look is to put on a fresh coat of paint. It’s also an excellent way to clean up your walls and make the entire house look brighter and better. However, before you start your painting project, there are some important things to keep in mind. Firstly, make sure to go for bright and light colors. Unless you purposely want a dimmer look, bright walls amplify natural light and make your home look larger and brighter. Before you make your color choice and commit, make sure that you do a sample check. Also, if you’re going to be painting your home by yourself, make sure that you do the prep work correctly i.e. cleaning and plastering the walls
5. Change up your front door space
When guests first come over to your residence, their first impression is already formed they even step foot into your home. Your front door and porch, in general, can speak volumes about your home which is why it’s crucial to keep them well-kempt and decorated. One of the best ways to make your front area look great is to install door frames. Beautiful frames can make even a plain door look excellent and new. Another easy way to make your porch look great is to place a couple of plants. If you’re not sure about keeping real plants, fake ones are good enough. They add depth and beauty to an otherwise empty porch. Placing seasonal decor, like wreaths, is also a cute and easy way to spice up your front porch.
6. Install new hardware
Last but not least, we suggest that you install new hardware into the interiors of your home. Regardless of how many design improvements or aesthetic changes you make, if your hardware is old and broken, your interiors will still look shabby. So one of the best ways to improve your home on a budget and still have a great effect is to change the hardware. So get rid of ruined or broken handles, hinges, and cabinets and install new ones that are ergonomic and suit the rest of your home. However, if you still want some flair, giving them a brassy finish is an excellent way to add in some pizzazz and a new aesthetic.