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10 Cheap and Easy Home Updates Anyone Can Do

Put on a Fresh Coat of Paint

Put on a Fresh Coat of Paint

Don’t like it? Paint It! Paint can transform almost any surface, from walls to cabinets, and even furniture pieces. Start small and always get samples before committing to a color. That way you can make sure you love the new look.

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Replace the Lighting Fixtures

Replace the Lighting Fixtures

Lighting has a high impact part of any space. By switching out island pendants or updating an entryway flush mounted fixtures, you can quickly and easily get your space back on trend.

Frame Mirrors

Frame Mirrors

Nothing is more boring than a single sheet mirror sitting above a sink. Replace that with a mirror with a frame, and you won’t believe the difference. If removing the mirror is a little too much work, you can find kits to get the framed look online.

Update the Front Door

Update the Front Door

Your front door is one of the first things people see when they visit your home. Try changing up its color or adding a decorative wreath to make a new first impression.

Update Door Handles

Update Door Handles

Your interior door handles are something you probably touch every day but rarely think about. As metal color trends come and go, remember your door handles. This is an excellent opportunity to change the look cheaply with a quick trip to your local hardware store.

Modernize Cabinet Hardware

Modernize Cabinet Hardware

Cabinet hardware in your kitchen and baths are like jewelry for your home. The right pieces can really set off an entire look. All you need is a screwdriver, and you can update things in a matter of seconds. Try mixing sizes for a custom feel.

Replace Light Switches and Outlets

Replace Light Switches and Outlets

Light switches and outlets are often left up to the electricians who wire the home or apartment and are almost always the cheapest they can get away with. They can yellow and start to look dirty over time. Replace these with sleek new ones for a subtle but noticeable difference.

Install Crown Molding

Install Crown Molding

Crown molding instantly elevates any space. This update requires a little more effort than others on this list, but the change is undeniable. Look for cheaper stock profiles to get the look, without all the cost.

Buy New Shades and Blinds

Buy New Shades and Blinds

Shades and blinds can easily become one of those “buy it and forget it” décor items but underestimate their visual power. Cloth shades can soften a room, and metal blinds can enhance a modern feel. There are so many options, so it’s easy to find one that will compliment your space.

Redo the Landscaping

Redo the Landscaping

Landscaping is one of those finishing touches that can make the difference between an average house and a stunning home. If you aren’t a green thumb, try hardy plants like crepe myrtles and peonies.