Simple House Upgrades You Should Try Out Today

Many homeowners often put aside simple home improvement projects due to high costs. Did you know you can finish these projects and transform the most overlooked spaces in your home with pocket-friendly but simple updates? These simple changes can make a significant impact on the function and style of a room. Here are a few cheap mini makeovers to improve the interior style and curb appeal of your home.

1. Paint Your Door Trim

Door trim panels are simple to paint and reasonably inexpensive, making them an easy DIY project you can do on your own on the weekend. Painting your door trim will instantly make it look new, create the illusion of a wider doorway, and give the room a fresh new look. It is much cheaper than replacing the door with an expensive option.

 You can choose any color, but we recommend simple white or gray or any other color that complements your flooring and walls.

2. Install A Shower Curtain Rod Organizer

Shower rod organizers can be installed easily on any shower with just simple tools and materials. Curtain rod organizers can improve your bathing experience and complement the look of your bathroom. They are simple to install and will last for years. A curtain rod must be strong enough to support the weight often-wet curtains and add to your bathroom’s elegance.

3. A Fancy Toilet Seat

Just simple things like changing the toilet seat can change the look of your bathroom and make it look fancy. Installing a new toilet seat is simple, cost-effective, and gives you a chance to try out different colors and materials than what came with your toilet. We recommend simple wood or ceramic toilet seats for simple styles that will not clash with your bathroom. Make sure you get the right fit to avoid cracks and leaks in your toilet seat.

4. Redo Your Kitchen Appliances

You can re-do simple things like kitchen appliances such as cabinets, drawers, or wooden countertops of your kitchen by just painting or replacing the worn-out ones with new ones. Painting a cupboard or drawer will not only hide the layers of dark grime deposited there for years, but it will also increase the style and elegance. Replacing wooden countertops with marble or granite will bring an exotic look to your kitchen and improve the hygiene of these food preparation surfaces.

5. Add a Siding or a Veneer

The exterior of your house is as important as the interior. Some homeowners forget to take care of the outside only to wake up to crumbling house parts. You can make simple upgrades like incorporating a siding or veneer to keep your home safe from external factors such as water, moisture, weather, insects. You can then paint these finishings to increase their longevity and keep them from soaking water.

 6. Disguise Your Cords

A modern house is filled with digital appliances of all nature, from electric kettles to dry irons. While most of them have been evolving towards the wireless experience, some like the television and aerial still require a few cables to run. Low running wires are not only unpleasant to the eye but also a trip hazard. You can hide those cables and cords in simple ways like painting them, installing a cord cover to hide the cords beneath the wall panels, or even simple clips.

7. Replace Outdated Fixtures

You can give your house a stylish contemporary look by swapping old room fixtures for new ones. For example, glass globe fixtures will look better in place of frosted glass lamps. Retro-inspired light fixtures will add a simple touch to an old room. You can get simple classic designs made from simple hardwood, ceramics, or simple iron.

8. Replace Your Windows

If you feel a cold breeze and windy weather in the living room, it is time for an upgrade. Defective windows let in cold weather worsens respiratory illness and raises your electricity bills exorbitantly. You can upgrade to double or triple-paned glass windows that will not only keep your house warm in the winter and cool during summer but also save you money on electricity bills.

9. Landscaping

Your house front is the first thing guests, and potential buyers see when they visit. You can do several things to improve the curb appeal, like planting petunias and a hedge, installing a fountain or tree, and coating your driveway with stone, gravel or even grass. You might want to source different grass types from an artificial grass company. You can also install fences and gates to add privacy to your house.

10. Re-do Your Deck

Just simple changes like replacing old wooden decking with new wood can add style and elegance to your backyard. Other things include adding steps instead of ladders for easier access or a ramp for the physically challenged. You can also paint the decking to increase its durability. It is better than replacing the whole decking, and you will enjoy sunning your back while chewing on some burgers from a colorful deck.

11. Re-do Your Driveway

Just replacing old concrete, brick, or asphalt driveways with new ones is not only cost-effective but will add value and beauty to your property. If you are thinking of more than just a re-paving, think of adding a natural stone or gravel driveway surface. These will not only add beauty to your home exterior but also improve drainage for only a fraction of the cost of other expensive materials like cobblestone.

12. Re-do Your Doors

You have probably heard the saying that the first impression is all about the door. If, of course, the visitors overlooked the driveway! Well, this is true because once you step inside your house, your potential buyers will already be judging it with their eyes, and whether you are in a fairytale cottage or a modern mansion, you want to ensure that your home’s doors are worth it. Doors will not only impress your guests but can also make or break that lucrative home sale deal.

Conclusion?

You definitely need home upgrades, but that should not be a financial burden. As long as you know how to choose the right, simple, cheap yet effective upgrades, you are good to go.

 

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Mia Guerra

Mia Guerra

Executive Editor at Chispa Magazine
Executive Editor at Chispa Magazine, Mia Guerra is a writer at heart. Regardless the topic, she loves to investigate, encourage, and ruminate on topics that can make us better people. Aiming to live a Proverbs 31 life, Mia is ecstatic to be following her calling with Chispa. At home she is her husband's sidekick and together they are raising a God-fearing family in Atlanta.
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Executive Editor at Chispa Magazine, Mia Guerra is a writer at heart. Regardless the topic, she loves to investigate, encourage, and ruminate on topics that can make us better people. Aiming to live a Proverbs 31 life, Mia is ecstatic to be following her calling with Chispa. At home she is her husband's sidekick and together they are raising a God-fearing family in Atlanta.