1. Add bright lighting
If new fixtures aren’t in the budget, try refurbishing a fixture you already own. A can of spray paint can do wonders for an out-of-date light fixture. Interested in a fun do-it-yourself project? Learn how to makeover a chandelier from the folks at Lehman Lane.
2. Create open space
Another way to create the feeling of open space is to use a light paint color and to use the same color in nearby rooms. Avoid heavy window treatments and large, bulky furniture. If you have a large piece of furniture that you really love, consider painting it the same color as the walls. This will make it “disappear” into the room and create the feeling of more space.
Tired of dark wooden cabinets in the kitchen or bathrooms? Bring out the white or pale colored paint and create a lighter, more airy feeling by using a light color. If you have dark wood molding and trim, consider painting it white or off-white.
Paint is probably your best tool for updating without major expense and inconvenience. Check out the before and after photos of the kitchen, right.
4. Invest in new hardware for cabinets
And the best part about replacing hardware for your cabinetry, according to Better Homes & Gardens? It’s simple enough to do it yourself. Basically, you need a drill and screws. And you might need wood putty and a putty knife to fill in the holes from previous hardware if there’s a difference in sizes of the old and new hardware.
5. Add wallpaper
According to mymove.com, removable wallpapers are easy to peel off without damaging the wall. Numerous patterns are available at online stores. Learn more about making major updates without major reno projects at mymove.com.
6. Replace faucets
According to geiler.com, bathrooms gain appeal and value when the fixtures are updated. Focusing on the bathroom fixtures as a complete set is a great way to tie the space together with a fresh and modern appeal.
Whether you’re updating your home in order to sell it or modernizing it for your own enjoyment, consider these six tips for updating your home on a budget. With the right choices, you can add both value and appeal without overspending.
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