Home upgrades are generally thought to be expensive, time-consuming, and possibly needing of contractors, but many home upgrades you can do yourself for little money and just a few hours of your time or less. You don’t even need to be particularly crafty for many home upgrades, and the results will still be astounding.
From bedrooms to kitchens to bathrooms to garages and from appliances to furniture to windows to floors, you can upgrade nearly any part of your home on your own without having to be an expert in contracting or hire a contractor. Read on to find out more.
Attach curtain rods to the ceiling above your bed to make any bed into a canopy bed.
Dress up and cover up storage shelves with curtains.
It’s amazing what an improvement those frames make. Find out how to do this yourself here.
Hang your curtains like the “do” picture so those windows look big and airy, rather than cramped.
If you’re sick of those black cords laying around, trying using cord covers.
This tutorial will show you how to give your cupboards some texture and make them look brand new.
Ceiling Lamp Upgrade
Put a lampshade over an eyesore ceiling fixture to improve its look.
Storage Cabinet Upgrade
Use crown molding to make inexpensive cabinets look classy.
Upgrade your cabinets by adding shelves to the top. Here’s how.
Higher shower curtains make it seem like you have higher ceilings.
Use a little paint to upgrade your baseboards to look extra thick with this how-to.
Make your shower look classy with parting shower curtains.
You can use cornflour to frost your windows. Check it out.
Hanging curtains from a curved shower rod will make the window look larger.
Make your cabinet doors look brand new by adding trim. Here’s how.
Dressed Up Bed
Make your bed like fancy hotels do for an easy bed upgrade.
Exposed closet rods can be upgraded with shelf brackets.
Don’t like your backsplash? Use plastic tiles to give it a makeover.
A simple carpet cleaning solution is to use carpet underlayment as a rug pad for the cushy softness without the expense.
Go multi-colored on sheer curtains for a beautiful effect.
This simple and inexpensive trick will have your curtains looking fashionable in no time.
You can use picture frames to achieve this look. Check it out.
Learn how to best position your rub to upgrade the look of your whole room.
Paint your fridge in stainless steel paint (yep, you can do that) for an instant upgrade.
You don’t need to install stone to get the stone look. Check out this tutorial.
Replace a fake drawer with a paper towel holder for a handy upgrade and better use of space.
Molding trim is a great way to upgrade the look of your TV.
Get rid of the unsightly linoleum without getting rid of it!
Garage Door Upgrade
Instead of installing windows in your garage door to upgrade it, just paint fake ones on.
Use wooden planks to give your boring dining room table a completely new look.
Make bread boxes in your counters if your crafty.
A shower curtain rod can be used to hide TV wires.
Outlet Cover Swap
If you find your outlet covers don’t sit flush against the wall, this trick will fix it!
Make-over your air vent using a mat. Check out this tutorial.
Make a split door with this tutorial.
Just add framed mirrors to the doors. Paint them to match the door if necessary.
Update your wooden furniture by removing the old stain and restaining it. Here’s how.
Upgrade your bathroom with an accent ceiling.
Make it look like you replaced all your floor vents just by using spray paint.
Upgrade your bathroom mirror with a frame with this tutorial.
Make your windows fancier with crown molding.
To make your ceilings look high, paint your walls only halfway up.
Looking like you got a brand new vanity takes $20 and a couple of hours.
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