Who doesn’t like free stuff if it is a home improvement idea or a product? The simplest decor changes can make a big difference, especially when redesigning furniture layouts with colors or rearranging shelving.
The placement of furniture and accessories determines a room’s feel and changing their positions will give a new look to your room – without spending any money.
You can spruce up your home with a few simple ideas without spending tens of thousands of dollars:
- DIY makeovers
By removing the old carpet, you can paint the stairs. Match treads and rails to the house’s trim such as painting risers and spindles white. It is easily available in the local market, or you can also find stencils online.
It might be safer to paint and stencil the plywood boards at your work table and then attach them using a nail gun is a good idea, and will save you hundreds of dollars.
- Add color to your ceiling
Your garage or basement is probably full of paint cans. Approximately half-full to 3/4-full tins. Adding color to these places will give it a refreshing look to your basement or garage, and if you are tight on budget, you can use different colors on the wall just like a rainbow, or different color stripes on the wall.
- Transform outdoor light fixtures
Give outdated light fixtures a modern makeover as part of your remodeling project. Spray paint existing fixtures (to conceal any imperfections) with dark colors rather than buying completely new ones. Sconces should be replaced with wired hardware or not at all. It is becoming more popular to use exposed lightbulb pendants in renovations.
- Front door DIY
Add a slight flair to your front door with small accessories. You can create a lasting impression and give your exterior a distinct personality by adding things such as house numbers, outdoor lighting, and a letterbox.
If you match the finishes of these accessories, your home will have a tailored look, but if you combine them, such as with vintage or upcycled fixtures, your interior will be unique.
- Highlight your space with lighting
Most likely, you’re using your home in lockdown mode in a completely different way at the moment. It can help to change the ambiance of your main rooms and zone out different areas to enjoy – like an office or a reading book.
You can even convert a bedside lamp into a makeshift workspace for this purpose by moving it into a table lamp. Place the floor lamp somewhere else, perhaps above a chair or beanbag, to suggest a designated reading spot after dinner – an enjoyable break from watching TV.
- Painted Rainbow Fan Blades
It is not hard to do as it seems to paint or repaint ceiling fan blades. To begin this task without spending money, all that is needed is some basic experience and instructions:
- Stop the fan by turning it off and allowing it to cool
- Remove the fan blades and brackets from the fan
- Prepare the blades by sanding, cleaning, and drying thoroughly
- Paint the fan blades several times and allow each coat to dry between coats
- Assemble the fan
Fun Tip: If you like doodles, and other abstract designs then spray paint with different colors while your fan is turned on will give a unique look.
- Renew old flooring with paints
When refinishing is not feasible on a limited budget, the burgundy red floor in the master bedroom didn’t suit the couple’s fresh and energetic personality. To warm up the cool blue walls, paint the floor in a light checked pattern with beige and white.
- Get more flowers without spending a penny
Bring the outside in by using fresh flowers, river rocks, branches, pine cones, and whatever organic, natural ingredients you can find. Make it a family project. Using tall glass vases, arrange flowers and branches. Use trays, platters, and large glass bowls to arrange your rocks and pine cones. Spread them throughout your home strategically.
9. Add mirrors on the wall
Your space will look better with oversized mirrors. You can open up your space and brighten it up with mirrors. Mirrors that are large need only lean against a wall or rest on a mantel to look perfect. Place a few mirrors on a mantel.
Fun tip: It is better to use your mirror opposite to the window so you will get sunlight in the whole room.
- Increase storage space
Laundry rooms are often ignored, falling victim to clutter and piles of clothes without any structure. You have several options to consider if you are tired of spending time doing the task in disarray. By creating built-in shelving and organized storage, you can maintain a clutter-free room without sacrificing access to your appliances and supplies.
Is DIY a good idea?
- Save money
Who doesn’t like saving money at all? and DIY is one of the best tips to follow.
You can save so much money when you do things by yourself. Even if you do not know how to install a flat pack shelf, there are tons of amazing how-to videos on Youtube that would be the best solution to work on
- You can get what you want
Everybody has some kind of hidden talent and creativity if we talk about abstract designs and art. It would be a good idea to have your pictures framed and hung in a hallway, or you can give your plants a unique look by coloring their pots.
- Improve your skills
Typical plastering course activities include building shelves, laying gravel driveways, sanding floorboards, and building a slatted garden fence from scratch not only saving you hundreds of dollars but would increasing your skills.
- A sense of accomplishment
Things get done by your own hands is a nice feeling, and you feel good after seeing standing right behind those abstract designs. In this way, you can do a lot of things and decorate your house as you always wanted to.
Home Improvement for beginners?
- Freshen up the walls – The most popular home improvement projects include painting and hanging wallpaper. The jobs aren’t hard and cost relatively little, yet they can dramatically affect a room’s overall character if done well.
- Rejuvenate the flooring – Floors can become so damaged and dirty at a certain point that replacing them seems like the best solution. Self-adhesive (peel-and-stick) vinyl flooring offers a simple, cost-effective, and beautiful alternative to replacing your ugly old floor. The tiles are easy to install, and they come in so many varieties that you can create any look you desire.
- Update your kitchen lighting – It is important to consider the lighting in the kitchen since it is the most used area.
- Replacing existing fixtures with more modern ones or that better match your decor is the simplest way to improve your kitchen lighting.
- Install new plumbing fixtures – You can make your kitchen and bath look outdated and even unsanitary when your plumbing fixtures have scratches, dulled finishes, or other wear. Replacing your old fixtures with new ones instantly updates these rooms. Choosing water-efficient models will also result in lower water bills.
- Expand your storage space – It is also more convenient to live in a home with ample storage space, which helps reduce clutter. Adding shelves, bookcases, or cabinets to your home doesn’t require carpentry skills if you use DIY kits. You can find extra storage under beds, under stairs, and on knee walls.
What should I renovate first?
Having a beautiful and welcoming front door is one of the first things you see when you arrive home. While a door with large decorative windows will add casual charm to your home, a solid wood door will give your home a classic, stately appearance.
A new door will improve your home’s appearance and security while reducing drafts, particularly if it’s warped or otherwise damaged. You can revitalize it by adding a fresh coat of paint or stain to a wood door that is in good condition but looks dated and, by extension, your entire house.