When it comes to getting a home updated, we tend to think of projects that are long, tiring, and very expensive. While completely renovating and expanding the home can be important, there are a number of quick and inexpensive things that you can do over the course of a long weekend to get your home modernized, without spending an arm and a leg. Let’s Do it Ourselves, Deco & Bloom style, with Inexpensive Ways to Update Your Home.
Paint Between the Lines: If you are looking to update your walls, or add a pop of color to a space, repainting can be an excellent way to replace outdated wall paper or faded paints, and if you do the painting yourself the cost is fairly minimal.
Count on it: If your counters are old fashioned, but you don’t want to put in all new counter tops, there are several companies that make products that you can use to refinish your counter-tops so that they look like brand-new stone counters. With a weekend worth of work, you can have shiny new counters at fraction of the cost of replacing them.
All the trimmings: A simple way to update the look of any room is to upgrade the trim. If the design is old, replace the trim itself, but if it is only the color that is off, a little time with a paintbrush can have it painted up in short order.
Expand Outside: One of the nicest things about updating an outdoor space is that for the most part, the only costs required will be the costs of materials. If you need dirt or stones for a little landscaping, check the local classifieds for someone looking to get rid of some. Flat stones and paver stones are also a great way enhance your back yard experience.
Scheming for change: Replacing things like blankets, pillows, and knick-knacks to match a set color scheme can liven up a room tremendously. This change is most easily accomplished if your large pieces of furniture are in neutral colors to compliment the colors of any accessories you may choose.
All about the art: A quick way to liven up any room, and to hide imperfections in your walls, is hang some art. Art doesn’t necessarily need to be super expensive paintings either. Look in stores like Ross, Marshall’s, Homegoods, Burlington, and even your local thrift store, to get great art pieces at a an affordable price.
Walk this way: While the task of updating your floors may seem like an expensive, and daunting one, the whole process can be made quick, simple, and most importantly cheap if you know where to shop, and what to get. One of the best flooring stores around is lumber liquidators, and their tongue and grove laminate flooring can be laid over your existing floor, turning refinishing a floor into a single day or weekend job.
Thow a fit: Another great way to cover up old or worn floors is to cover them up using area rugs and throw rugs. These are cheaper than brand new floor, and when color coordinated with the room they add a finishing touch that can really tie a room together.
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