We’ve written a lot about plumbing, this month we’re going to focus on a few topics a little more diverse. Many people look at their home and wish there was a way to make it look completely different then they look at their bank account balance and put the dream aside, which is totally unfortunate. Today, there are many different ways that anyone on a budget can make their home look fantastic through a few simple home improvement projects. Check out these 4 ways to update your home without paying for a massive renovation.

1. Painting

Painting is one of the easiest, fastest, and often most affordable ways to give any room a facelift. Even without swapping out your furniture, you can completely transform the look of a room by painting the walls. Heck, you can cut your painting supplies and time down a quarter and have an accent wall, a single wall that’s a different colour from the rest. Accent walls can give many rooms a dynamic new look, one that many people will notice when they first walk into your home.

2. Furniture

Furniture is expensive, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be. If you want to change the look of your home, furniture can actually be a surprisingly easy and fun way to get a facelift without tearing out your walls (and hair). Unlike many other ways to get that home facelift, furniture shopping can actually be a total blast. You can hit up vintage and consignment shops that have old, new, and completely unique furniture at surprisingly low costs. You can visit local furniture makers, which may be expensive, but you can get a piece or two that will radically change how your home looks, and it will last you a lifetime. If you’re really counting pennies, there’s always affordable big box furniture stores where you can score some potential deals but the quality may not be great. Furniture can fit into almost any room and completely revitalize it as well.

3. A Good Old Rearrange

This is the cheapest way to update your home’s look. It requires no money, no shopping excursions, you don’t even have to leave your house! All you need is some elbow grease and some help. That’s it. Rearranging the furniture in your home can actually radically change its look, and can optimize certain rooms to work their best. Changing your family room around, for example, could give your TV a better spot for sound, and cut down the glare from outside or really anywhere else. Rearranging your bedroom could give you some more space, either for extra pieces or to make it feel more open.

4. Exterior Work

The outside of your home is like a resume, its what people see before they really get to see what’s going on inside. Luckily, boosting your home’s exterior can be cheap and effective for getting a whole new look. For example, you could re-stain an aging deck to give it a new lease on life. Add a decorative path made from stones. Painting the exterior of your home can make it look new, and maybe update it from the colour chosen probably decades ago. Whatever your choice, the exterior of your home can make a big difference in giving your house that new look without paying too much.

Your home may just need a little boost to revitalize it, not an entire renovation. So if you want a home facelift, but don’t want to empty your wallet, then think about these surprisingly easy, simple, and cost effective ways to completely change your home’s look, often for less than a thousand dollars. Remember, if your renovation calls for plumbing you should always hire a pro!

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