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Cheap Buys for an Inexpensive Home Upgrade

7 ideas to upgrade your home without spending too much

When you hear home upgrade, you think of remodeling. Remodeling is hella expensive. You have to tear down walls, add a window or door, change the flooring, or apply a fresh coat of paint. You must do one or two of these things to update the look of your home. The strategy isn't sustainable, especially if on a budget. Before you know it, giving life to your suburban house through these methods will empty your wallet.

There are other ways to raise the value of your house. Focusing on home organization and interior design is one way to do it. When you rely on these techniques, you focus on home accessories instead of changes that offer long-term commitment. There are more options to choose from compared to remodeling.

A few simple touches make your home look better

Upgrade your home with a few simple ideas that won't cost you much,
but will improve your home visual appeal, without much fuss.

If you wish to upgrade your home without sacrificing a wad of cash, check the items below. You can get them for half their original price if you know where to find them.

1. Customized pens

It's essential to have pens stocked nearby especially in your home workspace. It's time to add some class to who you are. You must have a pen that didn't come from a giveaway or didn't come from a hotel. It makes your space stand out from visitor and colleagues. Invest in some luxury pens for your home office, business clutch, and, working station. Don't forget to place the cap and remove the pen from your shirt's front pocket to avoid hard-to-remove stains.

2. Hardbound, treasured books

Elementary coloring books, college textbooks, and romantic novelettes all have insightful and entertaining content. Unfortunately, the outside appearance of these books isn't as fun as the inside. They don't look good on bookshelves because of their irregular shapes and dimensions. On top of that, the dog-eared pages and battered covers make them an eyesore. Instead of relying on the technical books, why not go for the hardbound books you discovered on your own? Display the books with stories close to your heart and watch them become the center of interest in any space.

Improve your home office visual appeal
Depending on your business, your home office area doesn't need much space
and can provide an added value to your home, with a few simple touches.

3. Elaborate curtains

The length, color, and texture are the key to make curtains work. The right window treatment transforms an area into a spacious one especially those with low ceilings. Moreover, using drapery panels enlivens bland spaces. Go for light fabrics with pastel shades if you want natural light to enter the room. Meanwhile, a dark shade of drapes adds drama to a large room. You can use the flowing curtains in the living room and bedrooms. Make sure the hems are one-half to one inch above the floor.

4. Area rugs

Time and time again, home decorators and interior designers insist on an area rug. The piece is a quick way to add style underneath. It comes in different colors, patterns, and textures. A carpet made of wool is durable and soft to touch. It's also warm and inviting. If you want to make a statement in your living room, you can try adding a graphic rug. Choose the one huge enough to cover most of the floor to ground your furniture arrangement. The bigger the size of the carpet the better unless you run the risk of drowning your floor.

Fresh flowers make any area come alive
Fresh flowers and hardbound books add life and give that cozy feel to a home

5. Pendant lighting

A home's attention to detail sets it apart from typical houses. If you want guests to remember your home, you must have a statement. Installing similar lighting fixtures help people remember the details of your home. A pendant light like a vintage brass chandelier with warm lighting sets the mood and ambiance of the area. Add a dimming function to save energy and maximize the effect of the illumination.

6. Fresh flowers

A lot of homeowners forget the significance of displaying flowers. Bouquets refresh the space. It adds life to an area due to its vibrant color. Most of all, it is fragrant. Provinces like Laguna have crisp air compared to the cities in Manila. Thus, sunflowers, roses, and lilies have a higher chance of thriving than in central business districts (CDBs). Still, you can find freshly-cut buds and blooms in local weekend markets and supermarkets. While on the flower talk, splurge on a beautiful, simple vase to place the bouquet. This can all add to the value and sale appeal of your house and lot for sale in Laguna.

Matching photo frames feature
It doesn't take much to turn your wall or a table area into an interesting feature,
with matching photo frames and a pot plant.

7. Matching photo frames

Are you fond of photos and wall hangings? If your wall is starved of art and you still have a lot of printed photos lying around, you must scour for uniform frames. Picture frames are inexpensive home accessories that add elegance and variety to a room. Frames are also made of different materials so you can choose one with texture or one that doesn't. Different frame shapes and sizes work as long as it has similar palettes.

These seven items are examples of cheap home buys for an elegant and sophisticated home. They are proof that beauty and refinement start with the little things. It can begin by finding a place for your printed pictures and handpicked flowers. It can also come from the tiniest detail - the living room light, rug size and the pens to write your letters.

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