Budget Home Improvement Ideas
You don’t need to be rich to make your house look great. There are lots of cheap (or even free) things you can do to make an improvement on your home. Here are some ways you can improve the look of your house without spending lots of money.
Budget Home Improvement Ideas
Paint It Yourself
Many home improvement projects involve work that needs a professional touch, like installing new windows or siding, but one area that is easy for the amateur do-it-yourselfer is painting. With just a few hours and basic paint supplies, you can repaint any room in your house exactly how you want it. If the current color doesn’t go with the rest of your decor or if it simply annoys you every time you look at it, why not change it? You can paint the walls a different color, add some molding to create a border or simply change the hardware on your doors and windows for an instant improvement.
Get Creative With Wallpaper
Wallpaper has been used for years as a way of decorating the home. Today, there are hundreds of new styles and designs available, from abstract art to illustrations of favorite characters to lush landscapes that would make Monet proud. It usually doesn’t cost much to buy wallpaper either–you can find great deals in clearance sections at home stores during certain times of the year, like after Halloween or Christmas. And if you’re worried about getting it up correctly, don’t be afraid to ask someone who works at the home store for some tips. They’re usually more than happy to give you a few pointers.
Make Your Kitchen Pop With Paint
Kitchens are the centerpiece of most homes, but that doesn’t mean that their appearance has to be boring or plain. You may think painting the cabinets is out of the question because they are supposed to be wood, but these days you can get great looking paint for your cabinets at home improvement stores. Wood cabinets usually come in white, off-white or other natural colors, so why not try something different? For under $50 you could change the color of your kitchen completely by picking up a few sample pots and painting just one wall with each color until you find the right match. Once it’s dry, start on another wall until you have painted all four walls a different color. Be sure to paint the back of the cabinets too, since you usually can’t see them when they’re closed. Believe it or not, your kitchen will look completely different simply by changing the color on your walls.
Washi Tape Isn’t Just For Mornings Anymore
The best part about Washi tape is that unlike most wall hangings it is totally removable and reusable–plus you can use one roll on multiple surfaces without worrying about damage. This means you can attach it to most any flat surface in your home and come up with a design that matches your style and personality perfectly without having to hire an expensive professional designer. From using as ribbon for birthday presents and gift bags to decorating the wall of your closet or even your refrigerator, Washi tape is a great way to add some style and flare to any room. It’s fun and easy, and best of all it doesn’t leave holes in your walls when you remove it.
Bring Nature Indoors
With just a little work and creativity, you can bring the beauty of nature into even the smallest spaces in your house. You don’t need a large yard with different types of plants in order to have flowers around the house. Instead consider using pottery in bright colors that are filled with colorful Nasturtiums, which are easy to care for plants that will last until winter if brought indoors. Or opt for something more unusual like air plants, which need just a small amount of light and water to last for months.
Houseplants are great in any room, but they can be an especially nice touch in the bedroom where you get to see them every morning when you open your eyes. If money is scarce, consider getting creative with two empty soda bottles filled with rice or sand. Your houseplants will appreciate the support from the extra weight and it costs nothing to make!
In order to get started on your own home decorating project, visit a home improvement store for inspiration and advice from their employees. And don’t forget to pick up a few extra paintbrushes–you never know when you may need them again later on!