Home improvement and your personal budget doesn’t seem to coexist.
You want to try on a new interior design you’ve seen on the internet or TV but lack the funds to accomplish them.
Can you relate?
But based on my experience, it doesn’t have to be this way. Honestly, you don’t need to have a huge budget to beautify your home, so to speak.
In fact, some of the resources you’ll need are available around you, and making any expenses is not really a necessity.
If you’re willing to put in the work and effort, then I’m sure that you can even amaze yourself with the output you’re going to make.
With this being said—I will be relaying with you the 8 DIY home improvement tips for your next home project.
So without any further ado, here’s all the tips on home improvement that you need to know. Let’s begin…
- Stair runner
You can begin improving your home decorations by installing stair runners.
Aside from the aesthetics of the runners, it also serves a basic yet essential purpose, which is to prevent members’ of the household from slipping.
And the good thing about them is that most of these items are not expensive, even for brand new fabrics.
But if you’re looking to boost your savings further, and you’re not particular about the condition of the clothing, then you can opt for the ones you can find in your local goodwill or any nearby thrift store.
My estimation here is about $300.
- New Paints
Yup, this is an apparent consideration if you’re thinking of refreshing your homes’ interior design.
I don’t even have to emphasize how affordable paints are! You can buy one online through Amazon or at your local Walmart for about $10 to $40 each.
Well, as cheap as the paints may be, you may have to work on your walls for hours, even for days, depending on how large your house is.
You may hire a painter to do the job for you, but our aim here is to save cost, so you may have to do it yourself.
Also, before you can paint your wall with fresh new colors, you may have to scrape off the old colors. Afterward, you can choose colors the perfectly matches your personality.
- Furnish old furnitures
Is there any old furniture in your house that has been stuck in your attic, garage, or storage space for quite some time now? If so, then you may want to pull them out and start re-using them again!
If it has been stuck for long periods of time, then some parts of the furniture may now show signs of wear and tear that may be unpleasing to the eye.
You can address this by refurbishing the woods to make them look new again, and repair their upholstery, and place fabrics onto them to add accent.
By the way, if you’re looking for the best curtain shop that sells quality and affordable upholstery for your aging furniture, then you have to check out my go-to online retailer—the Yorkshire Fabric Shop.
- Crown Molding
To add elegance to your home, even if you lack a budget, then you can try installing crown molding on your ceiling.
Additionally, they add charm to your home, especially if you use matching colors like white and navy blue, white and aqua green, mint and pale gray, etc.
I must say that playing with colors is probably the most satisfying home improvement tip that I highly suggest all homeowners to do. Be creative!
Also, using wood crown molding is not necessarily for this project. You can opt for crown moldings that are made of lightweight polystyrene foam that is coated with hardened plaster.
Using this material is way more affordable compared to regular wood. You can probably have an approximate expense of about $120 maximum.
- Vintage Lantern
Again, let’s go back to the furniture and fixture that you might no longer using but is actually a very useful and affordable option for home improvement!
In case that you do have a vintage lighting system in your home or your great grandparents handed down to you, then it’s probably time to use them as decoration in your home.
The aging process of the lantern provides a classical and traditional vibe into your home and sure is going to please your visitors as well.
And the good thing here is that since you already own them, you don’t have to spend that much.
The only spending that you may incur here is the electrical system, which is about $140 based on my estimation.
Another affordable way to renovate your home is by refreshing your flooring with new designs and colors.
We’ve talked about painting your walls that perfectly fits your preference, and to enhance the colors; you have to match them with the floor designs.
Also, modifying your floor won’t take much of a budget since the total cost would only be $75!
- Stair brackets
To add accent to the stair runner I mentioned earlier, you can also combine it with stair brackets.
And by doing so, you make it elegant and more aesthetically pleasing.
Also, they are very easy to install. However, it would cost you a little higher compared to the other 8 DIY home improvement tips I have listed here.
The installation would cost you approximately from $150 to $250.
Getting a little bit of sunshine, especially in the morning, can provide a lot of benefits for your emotional well-being.
However, a lot of sunshine can sometimes be annoying, especially if you’re working on something or watching football.
So the solution here is simple—shades.
Not only that you will block out the sun, but you will also prevent your neighbors or passersby from prying inside your home.
The budget you will need in installing shades or window sills may cost you few dollars, which is about $150.
Home Improvement Final thoughts!
I hope today’s topic on the 8 DIY home improvement tips for your next home project has provided you sufficient information about how to make makeovers even if you have a limited budget.
So yeah, that’s just about it! I believe we’ve covered enough grounds here!
Thank you for the time! And I do hope to see you on the next topics!