10 Budget Updates And Easy Cosmetic Fixes For Your Home

10 Budget Updates And Easy Cosmetic Fixes For Your Home

10 Budget Updates and Easy Cosmetic Fixes for Your Home

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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. 

RELATED: 28 Inviting Colors to Paint a Front Door

Install a New Backsplash

Photo by Jill Wolff 

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.

RELATED: 7 Budget Backsplash Projects 

Build a Headboard

Photo by Susan Teare; design by Joanne Palmissano 

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 attach family photos to an old headboard. Also, think about using salvaged materials such as fencing, old doors or window shutters.

RELATED: 21 Budget-Friendly, Upcycled Headboards 

Add Architectural Interest

Change the look of any room by adding chair rail, picture molding, crown molding or baseboard. To make it easy, ask the lumber yard or home improvement store to pre-cut all the pieces to size, just be sure to take accurate measurements. 

RELATED: How to Install Wainscoting

Illuminating Ideas

Photo by Stacey Brandford 

New kitchen lighting or a new fixture over the dining table is sure to brighten up any holiday meal. Try one of these projects: Make a fabric-covered drum shade to match your decor. Install a dimmer switch to make your current lighting more versatile. Use a few cans of spray paint to give an old chandelier new life. Replace or paint the blades on a ceiling fan.


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