It’s important that you invest in your home, as it will help increase the value when it comes time to sell the property. Although big changes usually result in a bigger jump in value, sometimes even the simplest of upgrades can make a big difference.
Start small when doing updates on a budget. You’d be amazed as to what you can do with little money that has drastic results. Whether you’re planning to sell your property or looking to spruce up the place, here are seven simple upgrades you can do on a budget.
Replace Kitchen Hardware
The handles on the cabinets or cupboards in the kitchen and bathroom can completely change the look and feel of the area. You could spend thousands of dollars updating the kitchen, only to lose the effect due to forgetting about the kitchen hardware. Replace the handles with something more modern for a quick and affordable change.
Add a Coat of Paint
Paint changes everything in a room. Depending on the theme you’re trying to achieve, changing the colour in the house can update the feel of the room. Opting for lighter colours will keep the space big and welcoming. Darker colours tend to close off the space more, but work well for something like theatre room.
Paint the Stairs
Did you know that you can paint your stairs? If you need an update and want a feature piece without the price tag, make the staircase the feature of the room. You could paint it a bold colour to contrast the rest of the room, or add a unique design to the frame of the stairs.
Add a Stair Runner
If you’re not a fan of painting the stairs but still want to do something with it, install a stair runner. These work well for wooden stairs. You take a piece of fabric, usually a carpet material, and install down the centre of the stairs. It’s a simple way to spice up the staircase while making it functional.
Paint the Front Door
Have you ever drove through a neighbourhood to have your attention stolen from a house with a bold door? That’s because it stands out compared to everything else in the neighbourhood. Give your front door a pop of colour. It’s best to still stay within a similar colour pallet, so it looks more natural.
Shelves are a quick fix for a cluttered and disorganized room. The great thing with shelving is that you can design almost anything. From a standard piece of wood nailed into the wall to going for a design that makes the shelf a piece of artwork itself, get creative with the shelving. Then, it allows you to store items to keep the room clean and showcase special pieces.
Update Light Fixtures
A simple update of the light fixtures in your home can take an ordinary room and make it feel very expensive, without the price tag. You can find preowned or even brand-new chandeliers that are quite affordable while still looking expensive.
Little changes can make a big difference in your home. Look at places that you wouldn’t necessarily think of, and brainstorm a list of possible updates you could do on a budget.