9 Frugal Ways You Can Upgrade Your Home on a Budget
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You probably would like to make many upgrades in your home, but it is hard to find the time and money. We can’t help you make time, but our nine tips should help you find the budget for your next home upgrade.
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How to Upgrade Your Home on a Budget
1) Repaint and Reclaim Old Furniture
You can give your old, tired furniture a new lease on life with a lick of paint and the right technique. If you need to add some furniture to your home, you can reclaim and reuse some old and unwanted furniture and do the same.
2) Bring Life to Dull Spaces by Adding Plants
Plants can be a cost-effective way to add some color and texture to spaces and are portable, giving you many options. Flowering plants add a spectrum of seasonal colors, and leafed plants can give you some green all year round.
3) Invest in Rest with a New Bed or Mattress
You can get yourself a better night of sleep and make a huge upgrade to your life and your home with a new mattress. Bed-in-a-box style mattresses are an easy option and are often superior to many mattresses you could find in a store that cost more.
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4) Buy Some Cheap Art, or Make Your Own!
Putting some pictures on the walls or adding a sculpture to a space can make a home look completely different and cost you nothing. You can frame a printed poster for less than twenty bucks and spend even less in a craft store and make something for yourself.
For more ideas, see Home Decorating Tips for Keeping Yourself on Budget.
5) See Things Differently with a New Lighting Scheme
The light in a room influences how it looks more than any other factor, yet many people overlook lighting or only think about natural light. LED strips are extremely inexpensive, easy to use, and often offer a range of colors and color schemes that can be changed remotely.
6) Make a Quick Change with Just a Little Paint
You don’t need to spend much on paint to give a room some new color. Painting one wall or using stencils to make a pattern using the existing colors in combination with some new paint can be a cost-effective way to redecorate.
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You can make a feature out of a small nook or dull corner by painting a bold color on the walls from a small can of paint. Fixing baseboards is another quick and easy win.
7) Get Organized and Give Your Home a Minimal Look
With some clever home organization and savvy storage ideas, you can completely change the look of your home. If you know your way around a workbench and are happy using power tools.
You can even make some custom storage solutions tailored to your spaces. We made this for school lunches. Please give yourself a place for everything, then put it in its place.
8) Bargain Hunt and Hit Seasonal Sales to Save Money
With the right planning and preparation, you can make huge savings by purchasing during seasonal sales or taking advantage of special offers. Big-ticket items like furniture or kitchen appliances can stretch any budget.
Events like Black Friday, Amazon Prime Day, and Labor Day sales allow you to make massive savings, sometimes fifty percent or more!
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9) Declutter Your Home and Maybe Make Some Money
You don’t have to spend money to upgrade a home, and you can make some. Have a good clear out of old clothes and unwanted items or furniture, and sell them in a yard sale or online through sites like eBay and Facebook.
It costs nothing to throw something away, and if you sell it, you can make some money to spend on another upgrade.
We have a rule in our house that we try to follow. “If you haven’t touched something for a year, throw it away, donate it, or sell it” It isn’t easy, but we try.
With these nine tips, you should be able to make some easy changes that do not cost much. But don’t stop there. Discover more ideas to live a happy and healthy life on a budget on ChaChingQueen.
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Erin is the mother of identical twin girls and their slightly older brother. She is a domestic engineer, and previously had a career leading customer service teams for a major HVAC company. Cleaning without harsh chemicals, and cooking easy and usually healthy meals are part of Erin's daily life. She volunteers with youth leaders, and genuinely wants to help others win. Erin has a degree in Communications, with a focus on Broadcast Journalism.