When it comes to owning a home, it can get really expensive when you want to decorate, renovate, or remodel. There are always things in our homes that we want to change or upgrade because they either look outdated, ugly, or you just simply don’t like what is preexisting in the house. The good news is that doing little upgrades on your home doesn’t have to be incredibly expensive. There are little things you can do to completely transform the look of your home without spending a ton of money. It may look like you spent a million bucks upgrading your home, when in reality you didn’t, which is kind of what we all want anyways, right? So, here are 7 DIY projects you can do this weekend to make your home look more beautiful and updated.
1. Add Trim To Windows
Don’t you love the look of custom homes where there’s trim and modeling everywhere? Well, did you know you can actually add your own trim to the windows in your home for not too much cost or time? This window looks so much more beautiful and it makes the room look much bigger, as well. That little upgrade can make such a huge impact on any room. So, head to your hardware store, grab some supplies and try your hand at this DIY project to make your rooms look more custom and beautiful.
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2. Re-stain Or Paint Outdated Oak
If you live in an older home, chances are there is oak stain everywhere! While technically there’s nothing wrong with oak stain, it just doesn’t look the best or the most modern. Instead of replacing all that wood, just repaint it or re-stain it! It completely transforms the look of the wood and makes it look much more updated. You’ll no longer feel like you’re living in a home from the 90s.
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3. Cover Up Ugly Laminate Countertops
Unfortunately, ugly laminate countertops plague many homeowners. It’s really cheap and as a result gets installed in many homes to keep costs low. Sometimes, the color or finish isn’t too bad, but sometimes, it’s just plain hideous. If being in your kitchen or bathroom with those ugly laminate countertops makes you want to pull your hair out, try covering them up! There are lots of ways you can conceal laminate countertops. You can cover it up by making faux concrete countertops, or you can even paint them to look like granite. You can find tutorials for these all over the internet. Doing this will drastically change the look of your room and definitely make it look more updated.
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4. Paint Your Ceiling Fans
Okay, this update is just plain genius. I don’t know why I’ve never thought of doing this before. Often times we are stuck with ugly ceiling fans in our homes, but we don’t want to replace them because they can get expensive and, let’s be honest, they can be a pain in the butt to replace. Now you can update them by just simply painting them! This is so smart! You can paint the wood and the metal and it will completely look like a whole new ceiling fan. I have to say, I can’t wait to do this one day.
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5. Upgrade Plain Closet Doors
Closet doors are another thing in our home that can get a little boring. However, you can actually make them look like custom doors by adding a little something to them. You can find lots of different tutorials for updating and upgrading closet doors, but I love this one using ceiling medallions. It looks so beautiful and incredibly custom. You definitely won’t see this look in many homes.
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6. Paint AC Vents
Heating and AC vents can be really ugly if they’re the wrong color and just don’t go with the design in your home. Did you know you can actually spray paint them to make them look more updated? Yes, spray paint! Who doesn’t love a little spray paint project? This is seriously such an easy project to do. It would only take you a few hours (if that!) to paint all the vents in your house, but it would certainly make your home look more modern and cohesive.
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7. Turn Mini Blinds Into Roman Shades
Mini blinds, unfortunately, still plague many home owners. These things are so ugly and are such a nuisance, but they’re cheap, so they’re often put in homes. This DIY project, however, is one of the best I’ve ever seen. You can take those existing mini blinds and turn them into beautiful roman shades! Isn’t that incredible? Roman shades look leaps and bounds better than mini blinds. Doing this will certainly make your room look more beautiful and much more updated.
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