8 Little Known Ways to Save on Home Improvement

Posted on Aug 30 2013 - 10:42pm by Jessica Johnson


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.

1. Fix up your front door. Either get a new door or invest in a couple cans of paint for the door and the trim. A neat, new knocker also wouldn’t go amiss.

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2. Tidy up your kitchen with a new mosaic tile backsplash. You can pick any look you’d like, from shiny nickel tiles to turquoise ceramic tiles.

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3. Make your own budget headboard. This can be made of anything from an old signboard to a chalkboard to some old shutters.

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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.”

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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.

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6. Add fancy knobs to doors and cabinets. What about a zebra print drawer pull, a baseball-shaped dresser knob, or an antique wooden doorknob?

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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.

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8. Freshen up your bathroom with a bold paint color, a new faucet, some colorful wall art, and some pretty hand towels.


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What low-cost renovations have you undertaken lately? What is the single easiest and most helpful budget home improvement you’ve seen?


About Jessica Johnson

Marketing Director (formerly)
Extra Space Storage

After an internship with a marketing company changed her passion from computer science, Jessica obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing. Now Marketing Director for Extra Space Storage, Jessica oversees all of the company's social media profiles and is in charge of all brand marketing efforts.

Jessica, an avid goal setter, reads three books each month. Another of her goals, doing something new each year, has brought her to become SCUBA certified, playing in a kickball league, learn to fly fish, and volunteer at the Sundance Film Festival. She also enjoys traveling and trying different and exotic foods.

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