10 DIY Home Upgrades For Under $50

    Haven’t we all seen Chip and Joanna give homes an awesome upgrade for HGTV’s Fixer Upper and thought, “could I do that?” The answer is yes, and it doesn’t have to break the bank! With these ten Do-It-Yourself tips, your home will gleam a new shine! The real kicker— each tip will cost you less than $50.

    1. Hang a mirror across from a window

    This will reflect more light into the room and give the appearance of more space.

    2.Give light switch covers new life

    You can do this by replacing the covers or by adding a small frame around the switch. This adds a very classy look. You can also find a frame as cheap as $1!

    3. Paint outdoor planters with glow-in-the-dark paint

    Neighbors and children will surely love this look! The whole place will be glowing.

    4. Hang mirrors along your fence or enclosed patio

    Just like with mirrors indoors, mirrors outside can also make the space appear larger. For this, you may like to glue the mirror behind a window or picture frame for a cute look.

    5. Create a self-draining boot/shoe tray

    Filling a tray with decorative stones creates a great space for dirt, mud, rain, and snow coming off of shoes. The tray can sit right outside the front door. Kick your shoes off to drain and the moisture will evaporate.

    6. Install a succulent-lined windowsill

    Cutting a piece of an aluminum gutter and filling with succulents adds a cute, rustic look. Make sure the window you choose gets enough sunlight!

     7. Frost a window with cornstarch and lace

    With this “hack,” you’ll give the room a bit more privacy. It also looks very classy.

    8. Add metal shelf brackets to windows

    This is perfect for windows that don’t need curtains. Again, this just adds a classy look. Glue the decorative bracket to the window and voila!

    9. Paint your ceiling a dramatic color

    Lighter colors give the illusion of a higher ceiling. Unusual colors can add a fun and funky ambience— especially if matched with the right furniture.

    10. Add window boxes to the front of your house

    This is a great way to enhance curb appeal and you don’t even have to go outside to take care of your plants!

     

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