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    Upgrade Your Home for Little Money

    For many, the thought of home improvements can bring about worry. Between costly and lengthy projects, updates can often seem like they’re not worth the hassle. But not to fear! These relatively easy home upgrades are cost effective and can also increase the overall value of your home—a definite win-win!

    Colorful cans of paint

    Paint the kitchen cabinets
    New cabinets are costly. But a few coats of paint can transform both your cabinets and the kitchen itself for less than half of the cost. Simply remove the doors and hardware, sand, and paint a color of your choice.

    Kitchen cabinet handles

    Replace hardware
    Weathered cabinet handles can drastically age your home. Swap out the hardware in the kitchen and bathroom for modern knobs and handles. Your local hardware store will have a variety to select from.

    Plain white light switch plate

    Update light switch plates
    Did you know that you can replace a light switch plate for less than one dollar? You can even take it one step further by painting them the same color as your walls.

    Wall molding

    Add moldings to walls
    As long as you have the proper tools, DIY molding is relatively simple. Two popular types, crown molding and panel molding, will each give your house an elegant ambience.

    Shutters

    Give the outside of your home a face-lift and increase curb appeal
    A pop of color can take the outside of your house from drab to fab. Easy do-it-yourself projects like repainting your front door, adding new shutters, and planting bright flowers in window boxes can add a welcoming effect. Updates like adding trim to flower beds, modernizing outdoor light fixtures, and repainting your mailbox will not only be easy on the eyes, but will also increase the overall curb appeal.

    Interesting light fixtures in kitchen

    Revamp indoor light fixtures
    Instead of spending your money on a brand new fixture, consider giving your current one a makeover. Transform the fixture cover either by adding a fresh layer of high-heat paint or replacing the glass.

    Living room with gray wall

    Repaint walls with neutral colors
    A neutral palette—think cream, gray, or tan—can act as a blank canvas for brightly colored accents like throw pillows.

    Woman looking at reflection in white framed mirror

    Frame your bathroom mirror
    Does your bathroom have a plain plate-glass mirror? Adding decorative baseboard trim around it can make a world of difference.

    Curtains

    Hang curtains high and wide
    Help a small window out! Hanging drapes high and wide will give the illusion of a larger window, along with making the room feel more spacious.

    Yellow wall in kitchen with shelving

    Add visible storage
    Is there anything better than extra storage without having to open either a door or cabinet? Floating shelves are both a simple and aesthetically pleasing solution.

    Man replacing filter in air vent

    Give your air grilles a fresh look
    Since a return air vent is a necessity, why not make it look its best? Consider painting older grilles to keep them looking like new.

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