Homeowner Hacks: Design on a Dime

The interior of your home starting to look a little tired, but you’re tight on home improvement cash. Sound familiar? If so, keep reading to learn simple design hacks you can use to give your space a face lift for less than fifty bucks a pop! home depot.jpg

  • Pick up Some Paint:

    Paint is the cheapest way to bring a space to life. Not only will a fresh coat of paint hide smudges and smears on tired walls, it also can add a spark of color to liven up your living areas. Consider painting an accent wall in a coordinating color, or repaint your interior doors and bring a bright pop of color to your space.

  • Focus on Organization:

    Messy pantry? Cluttered closet? Busy bookshelf? Get organized! Use canvas or plastic storage containers – sold at almost all big box stores for a few dollars a piece – to de-clutter your space. You can choose solid colors, fun patterns or a mix and can even leave some of your shelves open to display knick-knacks and photos.

  • Update Cabinet Hardware:

    Are your cupboards and drawers still sporting bright brass pulls and handles from the 1990s? If so, you may want to update them with a newer look. Brushed nickel, wrought iron, and antique brass are much more stylish and will instantly give your bathrooms and kitchen a fresh new look for less than $50.  All you need is a screwdriver and an hour or two to complete the transformation!

  • Install New Lighting:

    If you’re in need of an inexpensive update to your house, look up and switch out your lighting fixtures. Pendant lights are all the rage right now, and they are inexpensive and easy to install. Some models even install without any tools. They can simply be screwed into a standard light fixture. The base covers the old lighting fixture, and you’ll have a new light in minutes. If you prefer a different style, check Goodwill or head to the clearance section at your local home improvement store.

  • Purchase Small Accents that Make a Big Visual Impact:

    There are lots of discount home good stores out there – from Home Goods to Big Lots. Go bargain hunting and buy a new rug, shower curtain or piece of art that takes on a significant amount of space in your room.These inexpensive items all make a big impact in the feel of the space for a small amount of money. Pick out a piece with complimentary colors to tie your room styles together.

It doesn’t take much money to have an attractive, interesting, welcoming home. Follow these tips to start your transformation!