Home improvement doesn’t have to be expensive. When you find the right ideas, you’ll notice that a huge number of projects can be completed without blowing the budget. These smaller and affordable projects are perfect for this quiet time of the year with mostly pleasant weather.
Obviously, I’m not suggesting you seek out all of these projects at once – it’s unlikely you’d even need that much done! Instead, take a look at these home improvement ideas and I’m sure you’ll find one that fits the budget.
You know what I always say around here: when it comes to home improvement, even a small change can make a huge difference. So hopefully, these budget-friendly home improvement ideas will inspire you!
Get a faux kitchen island
The benefits of a kitchen island cannot be understated, but it’s obvious why many homeowners don’t go toward this idea from the start: installing a kitchen island is an investment.
This is where faux kitchen islands come in. The concept is simple: you can use basically any small table as an island for all your kitchen needs. If you really need it to match the decor, you can always give it a quick paint job and there you go – a kitchen island you can use!
Refinish your flooring
Flooring is one of the most important aspects of your home. While brand new flooring can be quite an investment, simply refinishing the one you have does wonders for your home without breaking the bank.
Hardwood flooring in particular can scratch and lose its luster over time, but a hardwood refinishing service completely renews the look.
Accent a wall
You might be noticing a trend here. While painting an entire room isn’t the most expensive project, it certainly can be quite the process – especially if you have to move a lot of stuff around to make it happen.
An easy way to refresh the look of a room is to instead only accent a wall. It can provide a dramatic change in visual style, with the added benefits of being much cheaper and faster than painting the entire room.
Upgrade your kitchen hardware
There’s definitely a lot you can do when it comes to the kitchen, but we’re trying to keep it simple to fit your budget.
A common problem in the kitchen is that often used pieces of hardware can get worn out, like knobs and handles, as well as faucets and outlets. It’s a good opportunity to replace them with new versions since in most cases, you can do that without the need of moving or dismantling anything.
Install a new faucet
I want to give a special shoutout to the faucet because it can be more of an upgrade than you think. There are faucets you can detach and use as a mini-hose for cleaning particularly awkward appliances and tools, and there are faucets with heating for washing dishes on those winter days.
In short, there are many types of faucets you can consider to make your kitchen better!
Add a backsplash
Backsplashes are really practical, but also work as a way to add more color and vibrance to an otherwise bland environment. It doesn’t take a lot to install a tile backsplash, and the variety in colors alone is worth checking out – if you want to get creative there’s so much you can do!
Install a new shower head
Shower heads can start to show their age depending on the quality of the product, so if you’ve been using an old model for a while, let’s consider an update!
A new shower head will significantly improve your relaxing time in the shower, but it’s also important to replace it from time to time since these things can waste much more water than needed. New models are able to maintain the same pressure while using less water, which ends up shrinking your water and electric bills.
Keeping your model up-to-date will ensure you have the most energy-efficient one on the market!
Clean your carpets
Carpet offers a lot of comfort, but they can be difficult to clean by yourself, especially if you or anyone in your family is allergic. Besides, it's impossible to perform a deep clean with just a vacuum cleaner.
This is where a carpet cleaning service comes in. Pros will have the tools to clean your carpets to the point where they will look brand new.
Get a new mirror
A lot of people like to have a large mirror in the bedroom for trying out clothes – which, if you don’t, that’s another idea to go for! But I’m referring to the bathroom mirror, because over time, it gets stained, scratched, and becomes hard to clean.
In fact, you could escalate this idea from there and turn it into a bathroom vanity rework! But ok, let’s not get too carried away. Trust me, simply upgrading to a new mirror almost gives the entire bathroom a new look – especially if you have a small bathroom and bring in a larger mirror.
Power wash your deck or porch
Power washing is an incredible tool for cleaning and protecting your home’s exterior, and that includes the walls, roof, siding, driveway, and deck. This is why I’m recommending it for cleaning your porch or deck – it’s a really quick and easy service that shows great results pretty much instantly.
If you like it, you can always hire a power washing pro to clean the rest of your home, but to keep it simple, start with your deck or porch to get an idea of what it’s like!