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Top 5 Ways to Update Your Home on a Budget.

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Sprucing up your home after a few years can be a good way to improve its general beauty and value. However, this can be quite a challenge for anyone that is working on a budget. Here are top 5 things you can do to update your home without necessarily spending a lot of cash.

1. Painting the entire house

One of the things that may make your home look unpleasant is old paint. In certain cases you will notice staining in particular areas while other parts of the wall may have paint peeling off. To correct this situation you need to come up with an ideal paint for your home. A visit to a local paint store should be able to reveal some of the products that can give exceptional results without costing too much. Consult an interior designer for some ideas on the best colors to use for your home if you do not already have something in mind. While at the paint store be sure to get the best paint sprayer in the market because it can help boost the final results. New paint will make the house look clean and appealing.

2. Install new knobs and hardware

Like most houses your own home probably features old cabinets that may have broken knobs, worn out shelves, squeaking doors and faded window panes that make for an unpleasant sight. Instead of overhauling everything consider the hardware that is conspicuous or in direct view and buy new replacements. Installation can be done after reading a few instructions or by hiring an expert. With new window panes, knobs and properly polished hardware for every part of the house you will be surprised at how beautiful your home is starting to look. If you’re feeling more adventurous, you could even try to design your own home cinema.

3. Crown molding can add to the positive effects

For most people crown molding is a challenging task because of the fact that walls are flat making the process of nailing quite difficult. However, if you can endure the challenge you will be able to create an exceptional appearance for your home. The key to getting it right is to install trim on the walls and ceiling first before you add the crown. Before you go shopping for crown molds be sure to take measurements of the walls because this will help guide your product choices. Cover exposed parts of the wall when installing crown molds to avoid staining.

4. Backplash with added beauty

For most people a backplash is purely installed to protect the various surfaces of the kitchen from coming into contact with liquids that may cause staining or greasy effects. While that is fine you should ensure that your own backplash has more value by choosing state of the art materials. A quick search through online stores should reveal some of the materials that are available for backplash. Choose a material that is beautiful and durable. Making your purchase online is highly advised because it is often cheaper as compared to buying from a local store.

5. Better flooring

The floor is one of the most visible parts of the house which is why you should consider doing some upgrades to it. The use of new ceramic tiles is particularly a cheap alternative and can take a day or two depending on the size of the house. While you can do it on your own if you are good at following instructions the truth is that hiring an expert to install tiles can be a better option. Stained concrete, linoleum, cork, laminate and vinyl flooring are other cheap options that you can use to give your house an elegant look.


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6 thoughts on “Top 5 Ways to Update Your Home on a Budget.

  • I want to decorate my home and these tips are very helpful for me.

  • These are all great tips on updating the look of my home. I have been wanting crown molding for a long time now. I think it just completes the look of a room.

  • Great ideas! We did a remodel last year and were amazed at what a simple coat of paint can do. Backsplash is next on our list and I know it will add just the right amount of flair to our kitchen.

  • These are easy enough tips to update your home on a budget. We are renters, so I know we can’t do a lot of updates, but certainly will pass these along to our homeowner friends!

  • I’ve been tossing around painting our house, we have some dark colors which I still like but grey seems to be the in thing these days. Thinking of giving it a try.

  • We’re in the process of two of these! Painting and flooring. It is sooooo overwhelming!


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