10 Great Ways To Update Your Home on a Budget

If you take a good look around your home, you can find several areas that need some tender loving care. With a limited budget, you may believe you are restricted to only a few options for renovating your home, but that isn’t true. Here are 10 great ways to update your home on a budget.

1. Paint

Make your rooms dazzle with a fresh coat of paint. Colors can give the area a clean look, and it is one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve any room. Try neutral tones for a living area, two-tones for bathrooms, and fun colors for your children’s bedrooms. Most rooms can be painted for under $50.

2. Backyard

During the spring and summer months, you can be sure that planting a tree or adding flowers to your backyard will make your garden more appealing. Choose different shades of green seedlings from a nearby garden center to ensure hearty, thriving plants will come back next year.

3. Windows

If you are looking for a way to modernize your window treatments, consider updating your windows with Next Day Blinds. Colorful curtains or bright, billowy draperies can also enhance the colors of any room and add life. No matter if you choose wooden coverings from a Next Day Blinds company or calico curtains for your kitchen, the change to the area will surprise you.

4. Ceilings

Popcorn ceilings are old and antiquated, so remove them from your house. Rather than have the dated look throughout your home, call in a handyman to scrape the splattered popcorn off the ceiling. It may sound like a small change, but it will lighten and brighten your home.

5. Lawn

A finely manicured lawn can instantly update any home’s curb appeal. Remove overgrown shrubs or sickly bushes and replace them with healthy, thriving plants or flowers. Trim the grass and repair yellowed patches of grass to give an inviting impression.

6. Closets

Older homes lack closet space. To compensate for the small area, use organizers to utilize every inch available. From shoe storage to multiple hanging units, the closet can store more clothing when it is broken into identifiable sections.

7. Carpets

Carpets can fade in sunlight, wear down with traffic, and begin to look old over time. To update a carpeted room, remove the flooring, and replace it with a new carpet or wooden panels. Keep in mind that if you are going to sell your home, buyers love hardwood floors.

8. Bathrooms

Many older homes have compact, tiny bathrooms because the room was seen as a utilitarian area, not a luxurious space to relax in. Times have changed, and people love to escape to a comfortable bathroom for a long bath, a relaxing shower, or some personal grooming time. Updating your bathroom with new wall colors, faucets, or window treatments can make the room more inviting.

9. Lighting

Whether the light comes from outdoors or newly placed daylight fixtures, few things can brighten a room like light can. You can use track lighting, spotlights, furniture lamps, or sconces for a way to brighten any area of a room.

10. Plants

If you want to make your home more appealing, place selected plants around your rooms. Not only will the plants add vibrancy and life to the areas, but they can also help freshen the air quality. You can add flowering plants, evergreen bushes, or tiny cacti to almost any area.

From flooring to paint to window treatments, it can be easy to give your home a much-needed update and still stay on a budget. Why not begin updating your home today?

Meet the Author

Karie Herring

Karie Herring rambles of a former life in Phoenix, AZ while raising a teen and tween twins in their new home in Orlando, FL. She has been featured in AOL Money & Finance, Betty Confidential and Career School Now. She's a full-time technical writer, functional fitness athlete, overachieving wife and mom. She loves talking about maneuvering motherhood, womanhood, and her passion for essential oils and natural living.

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