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Spruce Up Your Home Affordably

Spruce Up Your Home Affordably

Check out these home improvements you can do on your own without breaking the budget.

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  • Replace damaged porch railings.
  • Give wood elements a fresh coat of paint.
  • Replace an old mailbox.
  • Make your entry more inviting with chairs and a small table.
  • Add fence post caps to help protect a wooden fence.
  • Light steps or drop-offs with solar options.


  • Add a bench with storage to your entryway.
  • Warm up an area with new lighting.
  • Transform a room with paint and architectural details, like wainscoting.
  • Makeover a fireplace by painting the brick.
  • Enhance a plain door with paint and molding.
  • Consider modular shelving to add storage.
  • Remove popcorn ceilings with a drywall knife and a wet/dry vac.
  • Replace or enhance a ceiling fan.


  • Add shelving to a wall or unused corner.
  • Install affordable lighting under cabinets.
  • Protect the walls above counters with a backsplash.
  • Consider adding an appliance garage to hide small appliances.


  • Re-caulk the tub and sink for a fresh look.
  • Change to a water-saving showerhead to help save money.
  • Add a decorative frame to the bathroom mirror.
  • Replace old bathroom vents.
  • Enclose a tub with beadboard and trim for an updated look.


  • Use tile, porcelain, or stone to update your bathroom or kitchen.
  • Pull up old carpet and finish what’s underneath.
  • Save time and money by laying new floor on the old if possible.
  • Clean and polish a wood floor with a product made for it.


If your cabinets are in good shape:

  • Clean, sand if needed, and paint them.
  • Change the hardware.
  • Add trim, like crown molding, to cabinet tops.
  • Replace interior panels with glass.