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Home Improvement & Decor

21 Budget-Friendly Ideas for Sprucing Up Your Home - Part 2

HERE ARE IDEAS 13 THROUGH 21.  THE FIRST 12 WERE IN YESTERDAY'S BLOG POST.  Here's a link to our previous post.

You too can create a comfortable, stylish, and upscale environment in your home on a limited budget.  Let's start here with #13 of 21:

13.  Replace your old light fixtures with interesting designs that complement the style of your home.  You can find amazing values on quality fixtures at places like Lamps Plus Open Box , Lumens Open Box, and even shopping at moving sales and flea markets.  Lighting is one of the most important elements of home design, and upscale lighting at the right scale definitely adds value.

21 Budget-Friendly Ideas for Sprucing Up Your Home - Part 1

 HERE ARE THE FIRST 12 IDEAS.  THE OTHER 9 WILL BE INCLUDED IN TOMORROW'S BLOG POST.

You don't need to spend a bunch of money to have a beautiful and stylish home.  You can create a comfortable as well as upscale environment in your home on a limited budget. 

Here are the first 12 of the 21 ideas we think are just great to decorate, spruce up, or stage your home on a budget.

1.  If your fireplace is outdated, how about re-covering it with slate or marble-look 3x12 tiles in a herringbone pattern?  This is a great way to get a really high-end look for a very low cost.  Here is inspiration overload on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/explore/herringbone-fireplace/.

Kitchens Sell Houses - Inexpensive Improvements That Will Make Your Kitchen Shine

Kitchens sell houses . . . and bad kitchens cause houses to take longer to sell and for less money.  

Here are some good ideas for making your kitchen more appealing without spending a ton of money.  You can do all these yourself for just the cost of supplies, and the resulting improvements can easily add many thousands to the value of your home.

1.  A fresh coat of paint is one of the best boosters of a space, and if you do it yourself it is very inexpensive . . . the cost of a gallon or two of paint and perhaps a roller, brush, tape, and a few other supplies that you can re-use for the next project.

2.  Replace or add hardware to your existing cabinets. Hardware is like jewelry for your cabinets, and updated hardware can make a dramatic difference at a very low cost . . . and it's easy.