Budget Styles: Five Affordable Ways to Update Your Home
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With the current state of the economy, it is often so hard for the average person to improve their current lifestyle. Your home should be one of your top joys as it not only reflects your piece of the American dream, but also your calling card. Don’t let the thought of low budgets and high price renovations discourage you from making your home fabulous. Looking to the DIY Network for guidance, here are five budget friendly tips to help transform your home without breaking your wallet. To view more diy projects, visit www.diynetwork.com
- Build a Headoard - Headboards can be made out of anything – find something you’re passionate about and turn it into a headboard. Use old skis or skateboards; or make a collage by decoupaging magazines or attatch family photos to an old headboard. Also, think about using salvaged materials such as fencing, old doors or window shutters.
- Install a New Backsplash - You don’t have to go for the expensive tile backsplash, try something simple and inexpensive like tin ceiling tiles, or wooden beadboard, wallpaper, stainless steel, chalkboard or magnetic paint.
- Cabinet Facelift - If your cabinets need more than new hardware, paint them. It can be a time-consuming project, but if done right, your kitchen will look brand new and add value to your home.
- Change Out Old Faucets - A new fixture in the kitchen or bathroom can add that extra shine you’re looking for. New kitchen faucets have a lot more functionality, so the upgrade can be more than just aesthetic. This is a good first-time DIY plumbing project to try. Just make sure you shut off the water valves and follow the directions carefully.
- Enhance the Entry - First impressions matter. Invest in a new front door or paint your old one, it can dramatically change the look of your home and enhance curb appeal. Try other easy DIY fixes like repainting the exterior trim, replacing the house numbers or installing new outdoor lighting.
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