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Simple Home Improvement Ideas
That Won't Cost The Earth

Try these budget-friendly home upgrades

When most people think about upgrading their homes, the vast majority imagine having to spend thousands of dollars - but it doesn’t have to be like this! There are plenty of little things you can do to improve the appearance of your living space, which won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Let’s take a look at some of your budget-friendly home upgrade options right now…

First impressions count
With smartly chosen home improvement ideas, your budget home upgrades
will make a good first impression. (Image by Pexels)

First impressions

Let’s start with the outside of your home and make sure that every visitor you receive gets a great first impression. Replacing a shabby looking front door won’t cost you a fortune but can lift the appearance of your house in an instant. Can’t stretch to the expense of a brand new door? Buy some sandpaper, use some elbow grease, and slap on a fresh coat of paint - the result should be a door that looks as good as new. You can also try replacing your house number with a shiny new alternative, repaint your exterior trim, or even invest a little in some simple outdoor lighting.

Kitchens

Kitchen looking a little worse for wear, but can’t afford to spend thousands on an upgrade? Worry not - a little hard work and a lot of creativity can go a long way. Freshen up your backsplash tiles with some grout cleaner to give them an instant lift. Look at replacing your cupboard door and drawer handles with attractive alternatives, too - you will be surprised at how much this can lift the appearance of your kitchen.

Window space

Don't forget about your windows - improving your blinds or curtains can make a dramatic impact on the overall look of your rooms. Whether you are looking for some deluxe Son Ray Blinds or just want to install some simple-but-stunning patterned rollers, both can help - and could even become a main feature or talking point. As far as home improvements go, focusing your window space can have an instant impact, and it's one of the most cost-effective upgrades, too.

Add window blinds
One of the most cost-effective home upgrades can be done by simply updating your window blinds. (Image by Pixabay.com)

Bedrooms

Head down to your local salvage yard, and you will find a whole bunch of materials that are perfect for creating a unique and personalized headboard to sit behind your bed. Old skis, railings, plank boards - even old window shutters - are available for next to nothing and can be reused to create a stunning backdrop for your bed. You can also try wallpapering your dressers and cupboards, which is such a simple - and cheap - way of adding colour and patterns to a plain decor bedroom.

Flooring

If your carpet is looking a little worse for wear, it may not be necessary to replace it. If you have boards underneath, why not take up the carpet completely and go for a wooden floor? You’ll need to rent an industrial sander to make sure that the surface of the floorboards is free of splinters and rough edges, but then it’s a simple case of adding some wood oil or a wax finish. It could cost you less than $100, and the result will be more stunning than you can achieve with any carpet.

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