In a perfect world we’d all have millions to use in renovating our homes. Shabby bathrooms would magically become luxurious spas. Grungy kitchens would transform into bright, state-of-the-art cuisines.
But in the world we live in, most of us have to make do with much lower-budget fixes. Thank goodness you can still do a lot to improve your abode with a limited budget. Here are eight great ideas for sprucing things up without going broke or exhausting yourself.
4. Add crown molding, a project that This Old House calls only moderately difficult. You can choose the shape of the curve from selections like “scotia,” “cyma,” and “ovolo.”
5.Revamp your lighting scheme. This can be done on the cheap using techniques like placing under-cabinet Christmas lights and buying fixtures from reclamation stores.
7. Brighten up your cabinets by refinishing or adding a new coat of paint and some fun new knobs. Line them with colorful contact paper for that little something extra.
What low-cost renovations have you undertaken lately? What is the single easiest and most helpful budget home improvement you’ve seen?