Add value to your home with budget-friendly upgrades that can make a significant impact. Here are six of our favourite low-cost home upgrades to inspire your next home improvement project:
1. Refresh Interior Walls
Paint is one of the quickest and easiest ways to refresh a room. Revive interior walls with bold colour or use light shades to brighten your space. Use wallpaper or shiplap to create accent walls that add detail and interest. Alternatively, create a unique look with wall panelling and crown moulding.
2. Upgrade Your Lighting
Swap outdated light fixtures with stylish pendant lighting. Go big with eye-catching statement pieces over the kitchen island or dining table. Add indoor ambiance and save energy with dimmable smart lighting. In your outdoor space, hang string lights over your patio, porch or outdoor entertaining area.
3. Update Your Kitchen
For a quick and easy kitchen upgrade, paint your kitchen cabinets and replace the door hardware with new knobs or pulls. Use a classic shade of white to make your kitchen look bigger, then add black handles for a modern feel. Take your kitchen to the next level with a backsplash under the kitchen cabinets or around your sink.
4. Replace the Faucets
Update your kitchen and bathroom faucets for an instant facelift. Choose a replacement faucet in a stainless steel colour to match kitchen appliances, or stay on-trend with gold or black to make your vanity pop.
5. Refresh Your Fireplace
If you have a brick fireplace, use paint to make it stand out or blend into the background. Use white or grey for a clean, minimalistic look, or add drama with black or charcoal. Alternatively, add the warmth of stone with an easy-to-install stone veneer. Surround your fireplace with stone veneer from the floor to the ceiling and the exterior chimney to enhance your facade.
6. Enhance Your Entrance
Add curb appeal on a budget with a fresh front door colour and new house numbers. Ensure the house numbers contrast against the colour of your home so they are visible from the street. For small outdoor areas, consider a budget-friendly pergola and bright accents.