As the weather warms up, many homeowners are eager to begin making some improvements to their property. Here are 6 DIY upgrades for under $100 that don’t take too much time or expertise.
Paint the Front Door
One of the easiest, quickest, and most impactful projects is repainting your front door. The front door is opened and closed every day and gets scuffed, scratched, and knocked on. A fresh coat of paint makes it look bright and new.
The color of the front door sets the tone for the rest of the house. If your home is a more neutral color, accentuate the front door with a bold shade to draw focus. Traditionally, a red door signifies good luck and hospitality. Other popular door colors are yellow, green, and blue.
DIY Upgrades for Cabinet Hardware
Replacing cabinet hardware in the kitchen or bathroom will change the whole aesthetic. Replace outdated knobs with sleek bars for a more modern look. This is a simple project that will cost well under $100 and won’t take longer than an afternoon.
Add Shelves to a Walk-In Closet
Having a walk-in closet is a great luxury, but it can easily become cluttered when there aren’t proper storage solutions in place. Add some shelves to the walls to hold shoes, hats, and bins of accessories. You’ll keep your belongings off the floor the closet will be easier to clean.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
If you still have the same thermostat that came with your home, it might not be programmable. A programmable thermostat lets you set a schedule for the temperature so that your HVAC can rest when no one is home. These devices are affordable and will save you money on energy costs.
Add a Peel-and-Stick Backsplash
Kitchens with backsplashes are seen as more upscale, so this project adds value to your home. Some backsplash tiles exceed the $100 mark, especially if your kitchen is large, but there are so many options that you’re certain to find one within your budget.
Peel-and-stick tiles have adhesive backing that makes installation extra easy for the DIYer. You’ll also save a lot of money by not hiring a professional to install the backsplash for you.
DIY Upgrades for the Kitchen Faucet
Replacing a kitchen faucet requires minimal plumbing skills. Tall kitchen faucets are popular, especially those with extendable nozzles. The kitchen sink and faucet are some of the most noticeable features, so this project will have a big impact on your kitchen.