Five Home Updates That Won’t Break the Bank

You want your home to feel inviting, which means it needs to look great. A home that does not look good can make you feelĀ unhappy, which could make you feel defeated. Now, updating your home does not have to cost an arm and a leg, especially if you consider some of the following suggestions.

1. Think of a Backsplash

Adding a backsplash to your kitchen might be a good idea. It spruces up your kitchen a bit, and you do not have to redo your entire kitchen. One of the best locations to add your backsplash is behind the stove. It is best to stick with dark because oil can splash on the walls, and dirt shows up quicker on light-based tiles, though it is up to you.

2. Accent Wall

Again, you do not have to modify your entire home, just one wall. You want to choose a wall in your living room that is relatively small so that you do not have to paint too much. The idea is to choose a bold color that matches your home. This should help transform your home and give it new life. It might be a good idea to have a few pieces around the room like a lamp or decorations that match the color to add some cohesiveness.

3. Whimsical Windows

Everyone buys curtains for their windows, which is okay, but it lacks that ‘wow’ factor, and you want to have that. No one is saying that you should completely redo your windows because that could get expensive, but what you can do is install interior window shutters. The idea is unique and might give your home a whimsical and somewhat vintage feeling. You can have a peek here to get some ideas.

4. Try Landscaping

Those who have a natural green-thumb should consider redesigning their landscape or garden. All you need to do is a little trimming here or there. You can also just plant some new life around your home in a strategic way. The idea here is to make nature work for you, which works because nature is beautiful. It is recommended that you stick with plant-life that grows in your area so that you do not have to work as hard to keep your garden alive.

5. Hard Cleaning

There are times when the exterior walls look dated because it has been a long time since they were clean. Just like any other material, the walls of your home, your doors, and other surfaces can pick up dirt. You might want to consider renting some pressure washers if you know how to use them, or hire a professional. Of course, you can also repaint your home when you are done, but that is optional unless you see spots that need a retouch.

Hopefully, these tips help update your home while staying within your budget. You can also check out DIY blogs or shows to see if there are other things you might want to consider doing.