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10 DIY Budget Home Improvement Projects

Get your DIY on with these simple and budget-happy home improvement projects. Transform your home with these mini “make-me-new” solutions for a newer and improved home look.

Entry-Way Facelift

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Your entry-way is one of the first things you and guests see in your home. Obviously, you want that area to give a good impression!

Just because your entry-way also functions as an area to take off shoes, coats, etc. doesn’t mean it has to look messy. Keep it clean like the rest of your home with easy storage, nice pictures, plants, and furniture.

Set your entry way up with plenty of storage for shoes, coats, backpacks, umbrellas, etc. Incorporate this storage with furniture–such as a bench that functions as a storage container or a shoe organizer.

Beautiful Lighting

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While you might not think of it often, your lighting and the way it looks greatly influences the beauty of your home.

This doesn’t have to be expensive or a huge project.

Windows and their placement can go a long way in lighting your home elegantly–allowing picturesque outdoor views and plenty of natural lighting.

Check this ultimate window guide out!

But even more simply, upgrading light fixtures and adding more lights and colors can really bring your home to the next level.

Create layers of light and interesting lamps or fixtures to enhance your design.

Stylish Storage

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This super easy budget DIY home improvement project is sure to clear clutter and create interesting conversation points.

Add a slouchy basket or woven containers to hold blankets. Install floating shelves and modular storage shelving to create space for books, knickknacks, keepsakes, souvenirs, and your favorite decoration pieces.

The right shelving on an empty wall can create warmth, style, and individualism to an otherwise boring area of the home.

Carpet Cleaning

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This makes a HUGE difference.

Taking care of your carpets is part of homeownership anyways. If you’re looking for that extra edge to improve your home, getting your carpets cleaned can keep your floors looking newer longer and will instantly improve your aesthetic.

Here are some DIY carpet cleaning solutions to spot clean your carpets.

You can also rent carpet cleaners/shampooers from home improvement stores like Lowes or Home Depot.

There are several stages to cleaning a carpet–all the way from spot cleaning to renting your own equipment to professional cleaning.

While you can technically DIY this (especially spot cleaning and stains), it may just be easier to hire a pro to do it. I’ve often found it worth the little extra cost!

Install Your Own Backsplash

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A pretty backsplash can not only enhance the look of your kitchen or bathroom, but it also makes it so much easier to clean up spills and messes.

Installing backsplash can easily be DIY, and it is a great budget-friendly home improvement project.

Roman Shade

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Creating roman shades for your windows can be a really fun and individual way to spruce up an area.

Check out these great roman shade DIY tutorials

You can match the fabric to a pillow, upholstery, and other furniture. And you have the freedom to get creative!

A very affordable home improvement project.

Crown Molding

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Crown molding can instantly classify a room.

Some homeowners find getting the corners just right to be a challenge. Try using Trimroc molding–it cuts smoother and goes up with a joint compound. Then mud in any jagged or rough areas.

Updating your home aesthetic doesn’t have to drain your bank or take years off your life.

Kitchen Storage

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Everyone needs more space in their kitchen. More shelving units, compartments, and decorative storage can do a lot to organize clutter and clear counter space.

And you can choose things that match your personality and individual style, all while being super budget-friendly.

Fresh Coat Of Paint

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One of the easiest and most affordable way to upgrade a space…paint!

Whether its walls or cabinets, putting a fresh coat of paint is a great way to upgrade and care for a space.

Don’t forget your front door. Giving your entry a fresh coat of paint can give your home a needed face lift.


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You don’t have to upgrade all at once. Simply invest in a new appliance here and there until your home is fully upgraded in energy-efficiency.

Making the change to ENERGY STAR appliances can save you a lot of money over the years, and it conserves thousands of gallons of water as well.

Check out ENERGY STAR approved appliances here!

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