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6 Cheap DIY Upgrades You Can Do to Increase the Value of Your Home

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Are you a DIY fanatic but need some tips on DIY ideas for the home? DIY projects are exciting, fun, and rewarding. They’re a way to devote time into a cool hobby and actually get something amazing out of it!

Well, sometimes. Not all DIY projects are easy, and it sometimes takes patience to learn the craft. But when it comes to your home, DIY home upgrades save you lots of money and can really improve your home’s value when done correctly.

So grab a pair of gloves, an old t-shirt with jeans, and maybe a paintbrush or two. It’s time to make some affordable home improvement upgrades with these 8 tips!

1. Splash on New Paint

The first tip on our list has to be the easiest one. Pick up your paint bucket and grab your paintbrush. You need to splash some paint on those walls!

You’d be surprised what a new coat of fresh paint can do to a room. It brightens it up and definitely gives it a fresh and clean vibe. Switch out your old colors and try something new!

And don’t stop at the walls. Old cabinets and floors can be painted over for a fresh look as well. Try painting the floor with different types of designs or checkered patterns to give it a tile look. 

Painting your cabinets can take your kitchen from dungeon to heaven in just a couple of steps. Take your old dark cabinets and bring them to life by painting them in a light and airy shade. As long as your cabinets are in good condition, there’s no need to toss them out.

Just be sure to follow all correct ways of repainting walls, cabinets, and floors before diving in. 

2. Give Bathroom Cabinets a Facelift 

The easiest way to give your bathroom cabinets a facelift is to slap on a fresh coat of paint and install new hardware and faucet. This is a much cheaper and simpler fix than replacing the sink and cabinet altogether. Adding the new hardware and paint turns your old bathroom sink into your brand new favorite feature. 

And no one will tell the difference. If your sink and cabinet are in good shape, then there’s no reason to toss it out the door. Remember to correctly follow the proper steps to painting over old cabinets and you’ll be good to go. 

You can even consider installing a DIY concrete countertop!

3. Remove Old Caulk & Replace with New Caulking

Bad or dried out caulking ruins a bathroom. It completely takes away from the bathroom’s aesthetics. And no matter how nice your cabinets look after their facelift, if the caulking around the tub and sink is molded or peeling, it can throw the whole vibe off.

Luckily, it’s easy to remove and even easier to replace. But the best part about it is that it’s extremely cheap. If you’ve had trouble removing mildew off the caulking around your tub, sink, or bathroom tiles, then save yourself some time and frustration. 

Rip it out and start new! New caulking is bright and makes your bathroom feel clean. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to get rid of all that nasty mildew.

4. Switch out the Front & Back Door’s Locks & Handles

If your front and back door have aged, don’t give up on them yet. Although the front door can make a big impact on a house’s curb appeal, unhinging your old door isn’t always the best solution. If the door has been there since the structure was built and it remains durable other than cracked paint and dusty door knobs, then you may get more out of your buck by keeping it.

Switch out the old locks, handles, and knobs and replace them with new ones. This is an even better idea when considering repainting an old door. Nothing says “new” like fresh paint and shiny handles on a door. 

Although, painting the door might not always be the best path to take either. If you have a strong, heavy wooden door, compliment it with rustic locks and knobs that will give it an authentic feel. When in the market for inexpensive homes with older doors or when contemplating throw your old door away, remember that all it needs is a little TLC.

5. Accent Pallet Wall

Wood pallets have been sweeping the DIY world lately. With pallet benches, swings, and more! But there’s one pallet idea that you might not have thought of.

Ready to really impress the neighbors? Put together a DIY accent pallet wall in your living room! It’s naturally gorgeous and is great for bringing warmth into your home. 

Wooden pallets are inexpensive and can turn any room in your home from a simple and boring space to a creative and farmhouse feel! Imagine taking a plain white wall and turning it into a wooden cabin’s dream. It adds the cabin feel into your home without overdoing it. 

The right amount of wood can really make a room or home. 

6. Add Window Trim & Wall Molding 

Have you ever watched a home improvement show and saw everyone drool over the beautiful crown moldings on the walls? Did you know that you can install wall moldings yourself? You can, and it’s a nice added touch to an otherwise simple and boring wall.

They’re applied with joint compound and give your walls the finishing touch that they need. What’s even better? Adding window trim as well. 

While you’re at it, slap on some trim to your windows’ interior. It doesn’t require a contractor or any serious skills, and it gives your windows personality. 

DIY Ideas for the Home That’ll Make You Want to do More

Great DIY ideas for the home can get addicting. Once you complete one project with success, you’ll want to keep doing more.

There are some great tips in this DIY interior design guide!

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