The older we get the more domesticated we find ourselves becoming. From watching endless blocks of House Hunters on HGTV to shopping sprees at World Market, things have changed radically since we spent our paychecks on concert tickets and clothes exclusively.
The one thing that hasn’t changed much is our budget. It definitely pays to be crafty when it comes to making your home more awesome. Here are just a few of our favorite tips for getting it done without spending a ton of cash.
Find Easy Do It Yourself Projects
When you need everything professionally installed in your home, that’s when you have to start shelling out the big bucks. Avoid some of that hassle by becoming more of a DIY aficionado. There’s a ton of simple improvements you can make to your home without very much experience at all.
Professional designers suggest upgrading your windows is a great place to start. As it turns out, shutters are one of the easiest things to install without the aid of professional services. You can also save a ton of money by purchasing them online.
Plantation shutters add a much more modern look to your home. Always keep your eyes peeled for big sales to expand your budget even further.
Upgrade Your Kitchen
Whether or not you love to cook, upgrading your kitchen is a necessity. One of the easiest and cheapest ways to do this is by installing some wall-mounted hooks, keeping measuring cups and other kitchen essentials in immediate reach. The chrome look will also add a sleek modern style among most spaces.
You can also add a lot to your kitchen by removing what’s already there — remove the doors of your cabinets for visible storage. You can optionally replace the covers of certain cabinets with cheap glass covers so you still retain the visual appeal. To really make the color pop, consider painting the backs of each shelf.
Spruce Up the Entryway
It probably goes without saying but the front access to your home gives a great indication of what’s inside, so make it look amazing. There’s several ways to achieve this without spending a fortune, including adding a fresh coat of colorful paint to the front door. Make sure you pick out a color that doesn’t clash or overwhelm the overall color of your home. Look for neutral complimentary colors here.
Minor tools and parts can help you make big improvements. Relton drill bits are important to keep on hand, the quick switch will keep your power tools busy. If you don’t have experience using many of these tools, it definitely pays for more than safety to receive some guided supervision.
Installing a new doorbell can also add a lot of charm to your home. Consider adding a plate to your doorbell to welcome visitors, it’s a quick way to add some personality to the front of your home. These plates often sell for well under $100, keeping your budget intact.