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Cheap Ways To Upgrade Your Home
These ideas are great! I think #3 is a great way to add character to a room. Let us know if you have any other ideas on how to upgrade your home in the comments below!
D.G. Sciortino
06.13.17

Are you SO over your home decor? Are you bored from looking at the same room for years? Want to make a few updates to modernize your space?

Well, those upgrades can be made all on your own and done inexpensively.

You can completely transform your home and make it look expensive without actually being expensive. From re-doing your walls, installing beautiful new lighting, or creating the illusion of stainless steel appliances, you don’t have to call in a contractor to get the job done.

Here are 15 ways inexpensive ways to update your home without breaking the banks:

1) Accent Walls

You can create depth or bring some color into your home by easily creating an accent wall with some peel-and-stick paper.

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2) Molding and Trim

Adding some crown or another type of molding or trim can make your kitchen, ceiling and other spaces look more high-end.

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3) Sticky Mirrored Wall Tiles

Your room can look like it’s doubled in size by putting up some self-sticking mirror tiles. They come in all shapes in sizes.

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4) Paint Your Countertop

You can create the look of having an expensive granite counter top just by painting it. Get a DIY tutorial here on how to create the countertop you see below.

Your countertop can go from this:

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To this:

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5) Paint Your Railing

Painting your indoor railings can add some dimension to the inside of your home. Sanding and repainting your outdoor railing will ensure that your house doesn’t look run down.

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6) Textured Walls

Create beautifully textured walls with stick-and-peel wall panels. These things also come in various designs and colors.

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7) Paint Your Front Door

Let your house stand out in the neighborhood by painting your front door a funky color.

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8) Update Your Lighting

You can add some beautiful lighting to your home without having to get technical and messing with your electrical outlets. Try these magnetic chandeliers.

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9) Area Rugs

This is so simple but adding an area rug can make a huge difference.

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10) Paint Job

A few coats of paint can change the entire look of your home.

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11) Change Out Your Knobs

This is another small change that makes a big difference in your home. Switch out the knobs in your kitchen and bathroom for new ones. They have all types of knobs, even Swarovski crystal ones.

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12) Faux Stainless Steel

You can make your appliance look like they are the expensive stainless steel type with these stick-on stainless steel panels. You can also use this on your countertop or backsplash.

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13) Add New Fixtures

Switching out your fixtures for new ones is simple to do on your own and really makes your space look rich. You can usually get new fixtures for pretty cheap.

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14) Install Shelving

Bring order to your home by adding some shelving to keep things organized and tidy.

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15) Tile Backsplash

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Tile backsplashes are super easy to install. Just peel and stick. They have all types of stick-on backsplashes including mirror backsplashes or shiny beautiful tile ones.

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By D.G. Sciortino
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D.G. is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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