May 18th, 2020 | Updated on September 27th, 2021
If you want to spruce up your home but you’re short on funds, it can be hard to know exactly where to start. But, with a little imagination and know-how, you can make your dollars go a lot farther.
Read our tips below for creating a dream space that won’t break the bank.
Home Improvement Ideas
1. Living Room Projects
Your living room is where everyone hangs out and watches movies, catches up, and relaxes. In order to make the most of your living room, it’s important to make sure that it’s actually comfortable.
Consider switching up your living room palette by investing in a new couch cover. Companies like CouchCase offer affordable covers that allow you to make a couch look brand new, without the brand-new couch price.
Is your living room wood floor looking a little dull and distressed? Well, regular exposure to foot traffic, dust, and dirt can easily destroy your wood floors extremely quickly.
Take a weekend to properly polish your floors to breathe life into it!
If you have a fireplace, giving it a facelift is another easy weekend project. Consider painting a boring brick fireplace with a clean coat of white.
Just don’t forget to prime it first along with a thorough cleaning before you get to the paint part.
For families who have lots of toys and other clutter laying around, integrate a storage system into your living room.
By doing so, you can create a calm, clean look and set yourself up for a faster clean-up if unexpected guests come over.
2. Bathroom Projects
If your bored with the way your bathroom looks, consider adding a wallpaper treatment to create a more interesting aesthetic.
A botanical or textured wallpaper is a great way to add a fun, unexpected addition to your bathroom.
Another easy DIY project is switching out your bathroom fixtures. If your silver stainless steel fixtures are boring you to death, switching them out for pewter or brass alternatives can brighten things up.
Plus, if you choose brass, it’s a naturally anti-microbially surface.
If you’re feeling extra crafty, create your own 2 part epoxy sink basin. It’s easier than you think! For weekend warriors who want an even easier project, consider just switching out your shower curtain, shower curtain rings, and bathmats.
These three parts of your bathroom are often the first things to show wear and tear – so why not freshen them up with brand new versions that make you feel like you’re in a spa?
3. Bedroom Projects
Add a “green wall” to your bedroom by installing small, transparent bulbs that you can fill with water and water-loving plants.
Hang crocheted pot-holders from your ceiling by installing hooks and then invest in indoor, low-maintenance greenery like spider plants and freckle-faced plants.
For a fancier window treatment, add fairy lights to your bedroom curtains for a dreamy, calming look that you can use when you want softer light at night.
Create your own gallery walls by placing your favorite art and pictures on a bedroom wall for added visual interest.
Consider sticking to a particular color palette or keeping all the pictures monochrome for a more polished look.
4. Kitchen Projects
Easily revamp your kitchen by installing a new tile backsplash. You can choose subways tiles that are one color or choose multiple colors and create your own customized design.
A new backsplash isn’t just simple to install, it can also completely change the look of a kitchen.
Want to change up the kitchen floors? Consider creating your own penny floor, all you need are pennies, epoxy resin, and time.
You’ll need a few weekends to get the entire project done, but it’s well worth the effort.
Takeaways: Change Your House, One Project At A Time
If your home doesn’t look or feel like good anymore, there are plenty of ways to get the personalized aesthetic you’ve been dreaming about. By trying out a few of these DIY ideas, you can turn your house into a reflection of yourself.
Remember that while these projects don’t necessarily take a lot of money to do, it’s still important to be prepared and take your time.
Rushing into some of these projects can lead to disastrous results but with patience and prep, you can create an amazing residence. Happy DIYing!