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Home renovation is generally considered to be a tedious and expensive process. Consider the fact that, Spectrum internet bill payment might be easy on your pocket but upgrading your home interior certainly isn’t. It involves a lot of time, effort, and money.
But before you drop the idea due to the expenses it can incur, take a look at our low-budget home improvement ideas. With these, achieving that high-end look for your home might not just be inexpensive but also a lot of fun. So let’s get started.
1. Crown Molding
The trick to upgrading your home lies in the details. Crown molding is not a major addition, yet it can make a room look neater and finished. It brings the walls and ceiling together to give a more elegant appearance. Without it, rooms tend to look unfished. The best part is that crown molding is quite inexpensive, especially the paintable and plastic versions. Therefore it is an affordable addition for people on a budget.
Crown molding is available in many widths. So choose the one that best fits your room and budget. If you wish to make a stronger impact, go for the widest trim you can find.
2. Fresh Coat of Paint
Paint is quite inexpensive, but it can make a whole lot of difference. Whether you want to tone down a certain color or add a bold one to liven up space, color works wonder about changing and enhancing the overall feel of a room. And you don’t even have to hire a team for the purpose.
Simply take up a paintbrush and start doing it yourself. It is a simple and cost-efficient way to upgrade your home. Doing it yourself would allow you to get creative. And you’ll end up enjoying it instead of taking it as a chore. A paint gallon might cost around $30 but would add a value of up to $3000 or more to your home (if you intend to sell it).
3. Hang Art on the Walls
When it comes to your bedroom and living room, a very affordable home decor idea is to hang unique artwork on the walls. From DIY art to family pictures, personalized framed works make your house a home. But before you mount any work, figure out where you want to place a certain piece and what is the best way to hang it (else, you’ll make your wall a mess while experimenting).
The art you select should be the right scale and size for the wall on which you’re placing it. And don’t go overboard by putting artwork on each and every wall. It would make your room feel congested. If you don’t want to purchase artwork from the market, you can simply make your own. That’s even better because then your home would be a true reflection of yourself.
4. Add Wallpaper
Wallpapers are an inexpensive and easy-to-install decor item. They can completely change the look of a room. Available in a variety of patterns and graphics, they are a quick solution when you have a change of mood. But always choose good quality wallpapers because they would be easy to peel off and won’t damage the wall underneath. If taken off carefully, they can be reused in a different room later.
5. Display Plants & Flowers
You can give your room an instant facelift by adding some plants and flowers. Find a nice inexpensive vase and put a colorful bouquet in it. You could also display a plant in a corner or on your bookshelf or coffee table.
6. Update Old Fixtures
Another quick and easy way to enhance your home interior is to update old fixtures. Drawer pulls, knobs, and switch plates are minor details paying attention to which can significantly boost the overall look of your home. And you don’t need to spend a lot of money to get these products of everyday use.
7. Place Built-in Structures
To key to making any item look custom-made is to make sure it fits in well into your home. The best way to achieve this is to choose/create structures that extend all the way from the ceiling to the floor. For example, a bookshelf that spans the length of a wall would give a more expensive look than the one standing alone.