Saturday, May 18, 2024

Budget-Friendly Home Improvement Projects to Update Your Interior

With Spring around the corner, you may want to start looking around for what exciting projects you can undertake around the house this year. However, not everyone can afford to splash the cash and completely re-do a room. Luckily, there are some cost-effective ways to update your interior that will make a difference without breaking the bank.


Add a lick of paint

When it comes to making a big impact, you’d be surprised at just how far paint can go. It can completely transform a room while requiring a minimum of effort and as an added bonus, doesn’t require a huge amount of financial investment.

You can either choose to paint all walls or create an accent wall that will naturally focus the attention. This could be a great option if you have a fireplace or any feature that you want to highlight and make the star of a room.

Painting can not only apply to walls but also cabinets or any other furniture that needs a new lease of life – people won’t believe that it isn’t the same furniture!

Install new radiator valves

Radiators aren’t always the first thing that comes to mind when the word décor is mentioned, but to ignore them would mean denying the fact that we all have radiators and they can have a huge impact on the look and feel of a room.

While replacing radiators can be a bit more costly (although nowadays you can find models for all budgets), valves are affordable and can truly bring that little finishing touch that will make the difference.

If you’re looking for eye-catching options that are also great for controlling the heat output of your radiators, choose thermostatic valves:

pallet furniture

Build pallet furniture

It’s hard to avoid those amazing pictures of DIY pallet furniture on Pinterest: from tables to chairs, shelves and everything in between, it seems that you could – almost – furnish an entire house made of pallets.

While that may not be an option for you, building a piece of furniture made with pallets is not only very affordable (some places even give pallets out for free) but it’s a sustainable way to recycle a pallet while creating a striking piece for your interior.

With a few tools and a good follow-along tutorial, anyone can try their hand at it!

Baseboards and crown mouldings

Many people argue that a wall doesn’t look quite “finished” until some baseboards are fitted. Whether you want to add a little something to bare walls or your current ones are in dire need of a replacement, baseboards can be a great DIY project that won’t cost you a fortune.

If you’re on a budget, consider more affordable options such as pine or poplar, and avoid more expensive options such as cherry or walnut.

On the flip side, that is looking up instead of down, many people enjoy working on crown mouldings as it can add a lot of charm to a house. Installing crown mouldings is easier than you may think it is, and there are plenty of tutorials to help you get started if you’ve never done it. Again, the choice of materials will impact the total cost of your project, but they are generally quite affordable.

We hope that these have inspired you for your next project! You can find more inspiration for home improvements here.

Lindsey Ertz
Lindsey Ertz
Lindsey, a curious soul from NY, is a technical, business writer, and journalist. Her passion lies in crafting well-researched, data-driven content that delivers authentic information to global audiences, fostering curiosity and inspiration.

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