Make the most of your extra time indoors this season by giving your house some much needed updates, even on a small budget. These inexpensive projects are a simple way to stay busy during the cold winter months while making your home beautiful in the process!
Paint tired walls
Freshen up your space with a coat of paint! Brighten up the dark days of winter by choosing a light, modern color. Also consider painting your trim, which can make your rooms look more polished. While you have your supplies handy, add curb appeal to the outside of your house by painting your front door. A bold color will add personality and a handmade wreath will add a welcoming touch.
Purchase new hardware
Tired of looking at outdated kitchen cabinets? Painting cabinets can be ambitious and time consuming, so try updating the hardware instead. New drawer pulls and knobs are easily installed with a screwdriver, and you can find many options online or at local home improvement stores. Don’t forget to upgrade other hardware throughout your house, such as interior and exterior doorknobs.
Upgrade light fixtures
While updating hardware throughout your home, purchase new light fixtures to see your house in a different light. New lamps and light fixtures can give your home a bright, new appearance. Try LED light bulbs to save money on your next energy bill. Wall and light switch plates are also easy and inexpensive to replace.
Re-grout and re-caulk bathrooms
Do your new light fixtures make your bathroom tile appear old and worn? Try re-grouting your tile with a new color for a fresh look. Although it can be time consuming, grout is much less expensive than purchasing new flooring. Take your bathroom upgrade a step further with re-caulking your tub and vanity for clean lines throughout the space.
Rearrange old furniture
Another affordable and easy way to give your home a new look is to rearrange the furniture. Try shuffling pieces from other rooms in the house for new combinations. You’ll be surprised at how moving a few pieces of furniture and adding a new area rug can change the entire feel of a room. Add simple baskets and wall shelves to any room for more storage options.
Beat the wintertime blues with an easy home makeover!