Affordable Home Improvement Projects

DIY projects that won’t break the bank

Home improvementHome improvement gets a lot of bad press for being expensive, time consuming and complicated. The horror stories of DIY home improvement projects gone wrong are endless it seems. Fortunately, you have stumbled upon is article and can avoid becoming one of those stories.

There are many home improvement projects that you can do inexpensively. These projects also don’t require you to have carpentry education or a lot of fancy tools at your disposal. Whether you are looking to sell your home and increase its value, or you just want a new look for your home, you can use this list as a guide to update your home without spending a lot of time and money.

Paint anything, and everything

Painting remains one of the easiest, least expensive and quick fixes to improve any space. Keep it simple by painting a wall or two to give your home a quick face lift.

Step it up by choosing a bright, fun spring color. Don’t stop at the walls, look to your ceilings and floors as well. Many people have saved thousands by simply painting a worn wood floor instead of replacing it.

Painting old furniture can also be enough to wake up a tired space. Again, choose a subtle color for a sleek look or a bright color for an outstanding room element.

Create a more open entryway

Having more open space to greet guests at the door is a great way to make your home feel bigger, more inviting and look more expensive. How much are spiral staircases? The truth is, they can be purchased inexpensively and are simple to install on your own. Replace a traditional staircase with a spiral staircase to open up your entryway and create a more elegant look.

You can also create more open space by clearing your entryway of clutter. Hang hooks and shelves for your things and keep clutter off the floor as much as possible. Utilize closet space for extra items and keep as few things in the entryway as possible. This will streamline the look of your entire home.

Add some trim

Adding crown molding or installing new baseboards may seem like a trivial and pointless improvement, but it really does make a big difference in the overall appeal of a room.

Painting molding and baseboards may suffice, but if yours have a lot of chips and cracks, opt for new material. You can even create your own with inexpensive pieces glued together. This way you will have a unique pattern that cost you next to nothing.

Bring up the light

This is probably the easiest home improvement. Bringing in more light into your room instantly makes everything look fresher. Create this with natural light by switching to sheer curtains or even installing a sun roof. Consider updating your windows to larger, more open styles. A professional such as DePalma Construction can assist in any window or sky light additions to bring in more light to your home.

Even more, you can just switch out your light bulbs. Look for energy-efficient LED bulbs that are brighter without costing you more money on your energy bill.