Think you can’t accomplish a significant home improvement with a measly $99.99? Then think again! There are lots of ways you can upgrade your home on a small budget. Here are 6 ideas to get you on track to transforming your home one detail at a time.
Make Over Your Hardware
Get rid of the original hardware in your house, from old-fashioned cabinet knobs to vintage drawer handles. Upgrade to stylish pieces that reflect your personality and match your decor.
Install Track Lighting
You don’t always need bright overhead lights to accomplish tasks from one room to another. Install track lighting along the underside of cabinets in your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room to make for easier navigation in the dark.
Make An Outdoor Walkway
If the pathways in your yard are less defined and more “choose-your-own-adventure,” take a few hours out of your weekend to install stone pavers along frequented routes. Stone walkways add sophistication to the landscape at a surprisingly low cost.
Make An Entrance
Literally, turn the area inside your front door into a functional entryway where your family and guests can drop their shoes and coats. Features that work well are benches with built-in shoe storage, hooks, and overhead storage like shelves or cabinets. To get these features, skip the $1,000 pre-fab units and get creative with department and thrift store finds.
Get A Programmable Thermostat
This is a worthwhile home improvement because, for less than $99.99, you’re setting yourself up to save money in the long-run. Updating from a manual to a programmable thermostat will save energy and lower your electric bills. The unit will come with instructions for safe installation.
Stick On A Back-Splash
This may not seem like a sound investment, but peel-and-stick backsplashes gain popularity as more homeowners discover how easy they are to install. You can have a backsplash in almost any style—from subway tiles to natural stone in less than a few hours.