8 Budget-Friendly Renovations That Add Value to Your Home

Upgrade your kitchen by installing new countertops. If your cabinets are still in good shape, you can focus on enhancing the countertops, one of the hardest-working surfaces in your home.

New Countertops

Refresh your kitchen by swapping out an old backsplash for one that adds pattern and visual interest. Tile, stone, glass, ceramic, and beaded board are all options that can fit various budgets.

Change the Backsplash

Create additional workspace in your kitchen with a stand-alone table or cabinet as a faux island. Adding rolling casters makes it easy to move. Start with a simple table to keep costs low, or repurpose unused furniture.

Add a Faux Island

Peel-and-stick flooring options can be applied over existing floors for a quick upgrade. If necessary, removing the old floor can lead to a long-lasting new floor project.

Update Flooring

New fabric, shades, or a combination can give your living room a facelift. DIY curtain projects can help hide older windows. Reuse existing curtain rods and rings to save money.

Change Window Treatments

Adding a dimmer switch can help balance lighting, especially in homes with limited overhead lights. Use dimmers to create a cozy atmosphere for different activities.

Install Dimmers

Replace a plain mirror with a medicine cabinet for extra storage and style. Add a corkboard or chalkboard inside the cabinet door for reminders.

Add a Medicine Cabinet

Wallpaper an accent wall for a quick and affordable update. Temporary, peel-and-stick wallpaper is a good option for beginners. Use wallpaper to add color and pattern.

Wallpaper an Accent Wall

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