Let’s face it—most people would like to have a home straight out of a magazine. However, not all of us have the budget to be able to support a picture-perfect living space. The great news is that it’s possible to upgrade your home even if you’re tight on cash. The secret is knowing the right things to update without having to deal with costly renovation prices. Take a look at some of the simplest DIY upgrades you can make on your home that don’t cost an arm and a leg.
Update Your Bathroom
The bathroom is one of the places in your home but often looks the most outdated. Depending on what year your home was built, your bathroom may potentially look like something out of a Brady bunch episode. Luckily, upgrading your bathroom is often as simple as changing some of the fixtures and changing out your toilet. If you’re feeling really motivated, you may even want to install a bidet. Be creative with different ideas, and have fun recreating your bathroom space.
Change up Your Lighting
Believe it or not, lighting has the power to totally transform your home. You might want to consider adding new light fixtures throughout your home in every room. Brighten things up or dim things down— there’s really no rule as long as you aim to make things feel cozy. If you’re not much of an electrician, then you might want to consider hiring a professional. Otherwise, if you have basic electric knowledge, switching out your fixtures for new ones may be a pretty straightforward DIY project.
Add Some Accent Walls
Painting your entire home a new color is an option, but accent walls are even more fun. Updating your home with a few splashes of color is a great way to add dimension and make things more interesting. Ideally, you should aim for colors that are on the lighter scale. Dark greens, reds, or browns can absorb all the light in a room and make it feel smaller. However, if you go for something closer to a neutral color or a pastel, it’s likely to give the room a little pop instead.
Upgrade Your Backyard
As the warmer months arrive, you’ll want to make sure that your outdoor space is ready for entertaining. Consider upgrading your backyard, so that’s the perfect backyard haven. From patio chairs to hammocks, don’t be afraid to get creative with different ways you can make your backyard feel more inviting. Depending on your budget, you may want to go as far as adding an outdoor fireplace or even an above-ground swimming pool. It really depends on how much money you’re willing to put in.