Creative Home Upgrades

Creative Home Upgrades Under $100

When it comes to home improvement, even smaller budgets can go a long way in helping you improve the look and feel of your home. That’s right – you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to make significant improvements to your house.

Check out the list below of some of the most creative home upgrades you can make for under $100:

  1. Add a ceiling fan.

Adding a ceiling fan is affordable and rather simple if you already have an overhead light fixture installed. Ceiling fans can help you improve home comfort by providing better indoor air circulation. You can use your ceiling fans in the summer to keep cool air circulating throughout the room, and then reverse the direction in winter to help pull warm air down and keep you comfortable.

  1. Choose carpet tiles that tie the room together.

Adding carpet tiles to any room of your home can help add some color to a dull space or work to complement furniture and other statement pieces. The best part about carpet tiles is that they are not permanent, so you can rearrange them or swap them out for tiles with different colors or textures later on. This can be a more affordable option than area rugs, which can really get pricey.

  1. Introduce a few houseplants.

Flowers and houseplants are an affordable way to add some color and texture to your home. Not to mention, many houseplants can also help you improve your indoor air quality. These plants help filter the air so that you and your family can breathe easy. This simple and affordable home upgrade can improve both the health and happiness of your home environment. Just remember, plants do require some care, so make sure that you know what each plant needs before you select the right ones for your home.

  1. Turn your closet into a home office.

If you don’t have a spare room to use for work, you can still create your own space by turning a closet into a home office. To get started, unhinge the door or sliders and swap out the hanging rods for shelves. You can use a deep shelf in place of a desk and a hang more shallow shelf above for added storage. Between shelving and brackets, you’ll be able to keep costs under $100.

  1. Place LED lights under your cabinets.

Cabinet lighting can be quite pricey, but LED lights are an affordable alternative that help you brighten up your kitchen area. By placing LED lights under your cabinets, you can make it much easier to see what you’re doing in the kitchen. These lights also don’t give off any heat, so they aren’t adding to the warmth of the oven or stove top.

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Save Money Household Expenses

Stop Wasting Money on These Household Expenses

Who doesn’t want to save money on household expenses? This can be a big challenge for many homeowners, but it doesn’t have to be overly complicated. Below we will list just a few ways that you can save money at home by eliminating unnecessary household expenses.

Money-Saving Tips for Reducing Household Costs

Everyone loves finding new ways to save money. The great thing about these ideas below is that you won’t have to modify very much of your typical lifestyle to reap money saving rewards. Even if these tips seem pretty minor, the small amount of money savings that they bring will certainly add up over time.

Read on to learn how you can easily save on common household costs by following just a few practical tips.

Save Money Household Expenses

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Weekend Renter Projects

5 Fun Weekend Projects for Renters

Often, renters can find it difficult to make their apartment, house, or condo feel like their home. However, just because you don’t own your space, doesn’t mean that you can’t find ways to make it your own. Below, we’ve put together some fun weekend projects that renters can do without sacrificing their security deposit.

Fun Home Design Projects for Renters

If you’re looking for fun ways to make your home your own, check out these quick and affordable home design projects that renters can complete in a weekend. It’s important to note that you should respect the rules of your living space and ask your landlord or property manager about anything you aren’t sure about.

  1. Add some plants to your home.

Many renters just don’t have the outdoor space or the beautiful views that they’d like to. If this is you, you can bring some of the beauty of the outdoors into your apartment by introducing some house plants and flowers. Brighten up a dark corner of your apartment with a potted tree or bring some color to your kitchen with a vase full of your favorite flowers. It only takes a few moments to find the right indoor plants that will help make your space feel more like home.

  1. Install decorative wall storage.

Is storage a problem in your rental unit? Try adding a few wall shelves in the kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom for instant storage. Use the shelves to showcase your books and art work or to store your kitchen and bathroom essentials. Look for shelves that do not require you to put too many holes in the wall. That way when you move out, you will be able to fill the holes without leaving any damage.

  1. Use peel-and-stick wall coverings to add some texture.

If boring white walls have you feeling down, try some peel-and-stick wall art. These materials, which you can find at your local craft store, are removeable and sometimes even reusable. Use a pattern or color that works with your design for the room. Adding the wall art to just one wall is a great way to create an accent wall that adds more texture to the room.

  1. Purchase some area rugs.

The flooring in rental units often takes a beating. Whether its outdated flooring or worn down carpet, it can be hard to feel at home in a space that has tired looking floors. If you want to hide the scuff marks and tracks from previous tenants, find some beautiful area rugs to lay down over the floor. If you want to get creative, you can make your own floor cloths from canvas or vinyl instead of purchasing area rugs.

  1. Hit the flea market for statement pieces.

The right unique statement piece can really help you tie the room together and make your space your own. Check out flea markets and thrift stores for fun and unique pieces you can add to your home. Don’t be afraid to make it your own by refurbishing the piece or adding a fresh coat of paint.

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