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5 Ways to Update Your Home on a Budget

 

If your home is starting to feel old or tired, there are plenty of ways to give it a little TLC. Your environment can affect your emotional and mental health, so it is necessary to update it every so often. 

Major renovation projects can be very costly, but that doesn't need to stop you. We'll cover the five easiest ways to rejuvenate your home while on a budget. 




1. Give It a Good Deep Cleaning

One of the first steps to revamping your space is to give it a good cleaning. With the hustle and bustle of daily life, odds are it's probably been a while since you've given your house a deep clean. Taking the time to scrub your floors and wash your walls and moldings will make a more significant difference than you may expect.

This first step is crucial before you can move on to other refurbishments and updates. After cleaning, you may even find that you don't need to do as much work as you expected. 

2. Refinish or Reface Old Furniture

Buying new furniture can get expensive very quickly. Luckily, paint and new fabric can be a much cheaper alternative. Adding a new coat of paint or reupholstering old pieces of furniture can give a modern look to the items you already own. Replacing drawer handles and doorknobs is another inexpensive way to add some new flair. 

Use a sander for furniture and kitchen cabinetry to prep the surface for a coat of paint or wood stain.  By only sanding portions of the wood and using a muted paint color, you can also give your furniture a weathered, beach-inspired look.  

3. Declutter and Reorganize 

Like deep cleaning, making sure your home is effectively organized can do wonders in making your space feel new. Start by identifying the clutter in your space. Then you can discard items you do not use and that do not bring you joy to see.

Once you have removed unnecessary clutter from your home, you can truly begin organizing. Boxes and drawer dividers can help you to keep your items organized. When each item has a proper home, you will feel your space open and feel more peaceful and relaxed. If you realize that you are simply out of living space, you might want to consider moving to a larger space. Check out these 6 Smart Home Purchase Tips.

4. Choose a New Paint Color

Another affordable way to update your space is to add a few new coats of paint. Whether you have the budget to repaint your entire house or just one room, a new color can bring in a fun, updated look.

When choosing paint colors, you may even be able to make your space feel larger than it is. Bright, pale colors help to reflect light and provide the illusion of extra space. 

5. Add Some New Greenery

Bringing some natural greenery inside will help to give your space a new freshness. Not only do potted plants help to brighten your room, but they can help to purify the air in the space as well. They can help to improve your health as well as your mood.

When choosing which plants to keep in your space, there are a few things to consider. These include how much natural lighting is in your home and whether you have any pets. If you do have furry family members, be sure to check whether a potential plant may be toxic to them before bringing it into your home. 

Conclusion

Contrary to what many people believe, you don't need to spend thousands of dollars to update your home. There are many affordable ways to revamp your space, from free methods like deep cleaning and organizing to low-cost options like painting. 

Ensuring your home is clean and comfortable can help to improve your mental and emotional well-being. We hope this guide helps you when updating your home on a budget!



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