5 Budget-Friendly Upgrades for Your Home

Is your home overdue for a new look? Upgrading may seem like a pipe dream to many homeowners these days, however, there are a myriad of ways that you can start fashioning your dream home on a budget today! These improvements are simple, inexpensive, and will dazzle your neighbors and guests for years to come (all while adding value to your home for when it comes time to sell).

Enhance Your Entrance

As we mentioned before, there are so many different and affordable ways for you to remodel your home. Perhaps the most vital piece is will be your doorway! It is the first thing your guests will notice about your home, and can really make a lovely accent piece. Paint the trim around your front door white, then paint the door itself a vibrant color that really pops such as jay blue, show stopper red, or shamrock green. If you want to add a touch of elegance to your door’s color scheme, you can paint the trim a few shades lighter than your house’s exterior color.

Shed Some Light On It

Gorgeous, well-crafted light fixtures can really make an area of your house stand out. They can provide anything from a stimulating energy to a comforting glow for any room in the house. Chandeliers, pendants, flush mounts, semi-flush mounts, lanterns or island lighting (for kitchens or pool tables) can really make a room radiate elegance, and come at a more affordable price than you might think.

Make a Backsplash

A backsplash in your kitchen will not only protect the walls from water and stains from spills, but it will also add a great deal of character while tying the room together. For instance, if your kitchen has white cupboards and black tops, a white backsplash could really bring the whole theme to life and make it function as a whole. You can either use tile or wood depending on what suits your kitchen best.

A Little Repurpose In Your Life

Do you have an unused hutch, armoire or bookcase lying around collecting dust? Repurpose it into something you will use! Turn that old hutch into your new wine cabinet. Store your bottles and glasses on the open shelves above for easy access when you want to entertain guests. Outfit the underside of one of the shelves with hanging storage for your wine glasses. This will add a very sophisticated look yet convenient feel to this masterpiece. The drawers below can be used for things like serving trays, utensils and linens etc.

This Too Shall Path

If you really want to make your yard stand out or create an intimate relationship with your garden, lay down a path! This is one of the easiest and most stunning additions you can bring to your home. Relish in the warm months with a humble trail made from asymmetrically shaped pieces of flagstone to create an atmosphere that is the embodiment of inviting. Surround the pathway with as much lush, green vegetation as you like for your particular style. Accent the look by distributing colorful flowers throughout.

What are you waiting for? You can get started on your dream home without breaking the bank right now!