Quick and Easy Budget Upgrades

Quick and Easy Budget Upgrades

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If you are someone who is keen about DIY around the home, then it can be a fun way to change your home, and be a good way to save money. But when you have the right planning it can be a great way to change the look of everything, but keeping costs low. If that sounds like you, then there can be some things that will help you to boost your home, give it a new look, and get it looking how you want. So here are some easy home upgrades that you could do yourself, and keep to your budget too.

Refresh with Paint

You can give some plain or drab looking walls with a brilliant dash of color. And all that you need to do is to pick up a paintbrush and getting on with it. That is really what is great about the power of paint, it can help you to rearrange how things look so easily. Which is why painting is one of the simplest and most straightforward DIY home upgrades. Of course, you don’t need to be a professional to do it all yourself, as you could hire some interior and exterior painting services experts, but if you do choose to do it yourself, then there is definitely more to good paint than just slathering paint on the wall. So if you’re new to it all, then there are some tricks to learn to make sure that you get it right.

Update Flooring with Paint

Paint can also be something that can be used on floors. So if you have hardwood floors, or even tiled floors, then they can be updated with paint too. It is going to cost much less than it would to replace the flooring. If you are looking to update the flooring in a space in your home, then how about painting things in a checked floor, for example? You could use beige and white, for instance, to warm up some cool tones in the home.

Crown Molding

Crown molding is something else that is pretty straightforward to do yourself as well, and it can be surprising just how much that can change the look of the home. It can add charm, as well as value, and give a look of luxury to the home. It can be tricky to get it all lined up right, but there are simpler ways to do it all. You can get some lightweight polystyrene foam that is coated in plaster for the molding too, and it is simple because it cuts easily with a handsaw. Then you just use adhesive to stick it to the roof walls and ceiling, and away you go.

Interior Shutters

If there is sunlight streaming through windows, then even with curtains, it can be something that is a pretty annoying distraction. You could choose to install shades, of course, but there is something extra special about shutters in the home that could be just as effective and beautiful. Interior shutters are still a great way to add something beautiful to the home. They can also help to keep the home warm in winter and even cool in summer. They can be pretty simple to install yourself.

 

Author

Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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