Home Improvement Hacks

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You don’t need to spend a fortune to give your house a new look this spring. Read on for a list of DIY home improvement hacks and learn how to upgrade your home on a budget. 

Cabinet makeover 

You can give a tired kitchen a fresh look by just replacing the cabinet fronts. You’ll pay a fraction of the price and no one will know it’s your old cabinets hiding behind those beautiful new fronts. 

Want to lower the cost even more? Consider painting the front of your cabinet to upgrade the look without spending too much. You can also replace those dated cabinet pulls with something nicer and trendier for a more modern look. 

Cover your countertops with contact paper

Granite countertops may be gorgeous, but they’re also pricey. Try covering your countertops with patterned contact paper. You’ll find loads of granite lookalikes at home improvement stores and you can learn how to apply it neatly from DIY tutorials on YouTube. 

Use PVC pipes for curtain rods 

Pretty curtains and drapes add a splash of color to any room. Lower the price tag on your new window treatments with this home improvement hack—use PVC pipes instead of curtain rods. You can paint them to match the décor of the room and hang them with inexpensive hooks that fit well.

Create a mirrored backsplash 

All you need for this fantastic hack is a pack of self-adhesive mirror tiles, which retail at about $15 per 20-tile pack. Use the tiles to create a mirrored backsplash in your kitchen. The mirrors will give the illusion of greater space and you won’t have to deal with grout and caulking. It’s a low budget way to make your kitchen sparkle.

Slipcover your sofa 

You can find a leather-look slipcover to match the shape of your sofa for $100 or less. They’re not just for protection—the right slipcover will give you an (almost) brand new couch.

Let the light in 

Light fixtures can make or break a room. Walk through your home and take note of the fixtures that are relics from a past life, paying close attention to highly visible areas. Then take a trip to a home improvement store or check out sites like Wayfair and Hayneedle for trendy, striking light fixtures you can use to replace those in your home. For less than $100, you can give your home a new look.

DIY paint 

If the walls in your home are desperate for a fresh coat of paint, look no further than your local home improvement store. House painting is fairly simple and you’ll find loads of tutorials on YouTube. You’ll only have to spring for the actual paint and a few supplies. Best of all, when you’re in charge, you can get creative. Using painter’s tape and your imagination, paint funky designs on your wall or even go for a full-blown mural.

These DIY home improvement hacks will help upgrade your home for half the cost. If you need more major home improvements requiring serious cash, we can help. Get to work on your home improvement to-do list with a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) with no closing costs.