Owning your own home is one of the greatest joys in life, but it doesn’t come without a cost. Being a homeowner can be incredibly expensive, especially when there are home-improvement tasks that need to be completed.
You don’t have to break the bank in order to improve your home, which is why we’ve done the research to find the five best home improvement ideas that will cost you less than $150.
1. Change The Hue
One of the cheapest ways to improve your home is by adding a bit of color. This can be done in multiple ways; the most common being to paint. You can paint an accent wall in each room or even paint the doors.
If you don’t want to change the colors of your walls, consider the color of your appliances or decor. Improve your home by adding in brightly colored bar stools or a uniquely designed throw pillow (or two) on your sofa.
Colors can often be correlated to moods and feelings; make sure you do a bit of research to know which colors you may want to use! Whichever method of adding a bit of color you choose, it doesn’t have to break the bank.
2. Add More Storage
Adding more storage is a great way to improve your home. Not only do you get more space to store your things, but you also free up floor space and room in your home.
The great thing about storage is that it can be added to any room or closet. Often times people have messy and cluttered entryway closets, and adding in a few (extra) storage shelves is a great way to help keep things organized.
If you want your storage to be hidden, you can make your stairs into storage spots as well! It won’t take a ton of work and is fairly cheap!
You can also add storage in your living room for things like movies, books, or photo albums. This way things are still on display but they all have their own specific place to be stored and kept.
3. Focus On The Entryway
One of the most forgotten places in the home is the entryway. Ironically, it’s the first place you and guests in your home will see. This can be a great reason to focus on improving that area.
You can do this by painting your front door a bright color, adding in a fun welcome mat, decorating the area outside of your front door, or by providing a bench for people to use to take their shoes on and off. You could also add key hooks to keep you from losing your keys!
Lastly, adding in a mirror in your entryway is actually a cheap and great idea to improve the area. You’ll be able to use it to see what you look like right before you head out the door and make sure you look great for the day ahead of you!
4. Switch Up Your Backsplash
Another way to make a quick improvement to your home is by adding a fun backsplash to your kitchen. You might hear backsplash and think that it’s going to be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be.
There are plenty of backsplash options that can cost you under $150. When you’re on a budget, you might have to sacrifice a specific style or color you want, but you can usually find something that’s pretty close and much cheaper.
5. Add Some Greenery
Lastly, don’t be afraid to add a few (or a lot) of greenery! Not only does the pop of color look good, but some plants bring amazing health benefits. It is important to make sure you don’t have certain plants if you have pets. Our furry friends love to munch on greenery, so it’s best to be safe and get pet-friendly plants.
Don’t forget to add greenery to places like your bathroom, your kitchen, and your bedroom. You don’t have to stick to just flowers in a vase; you can improve your bathroom experience by adding something like eucalyptus or ivy to your shower! You can also add in greenery in your kitchen by growing your own herbs such as basil or rosemary.
Overall, there are many different things you can do to improve your home while on a budget. All it takes is some creativity and a little bit of elbow grease!
Darren Robertson is a top-producing licensed REALTOR® in Northern Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. Valuing service over sales, Darren is known by his clients for both his extensive local market knowledge, as well as his patience and reliability as he helps them on their home buying and home selling journey.
Darren is a tech-forward agent who places a heavy emphasis on internet marketing and blogging in his business.
When he’s not helping his clients buy and sell homes, he enjoys going on adventures with his beautiful wife and two little ones, strategy games, movies, red wine, and traveling.