Sprucing up your home environment doesn’t have to cost much money and time. With a few simple updates, you can give your house a makeover that will inspire your neighbors.

Front Door

Sprucing up your front door area can be quick and easy. Paint the front door, add potted flowers, and buy new house numbers or a new welcome mat. Paint any faded trim and wash the windows.

New Backsplash

A new backsplash is an easy upgrade to your kitchen. Check out backsplashes such as chalkboards, pallets, wallpaper or mirrors. You can use affordable materials to create a one-of-a-kind kitchen that expresses who you are as a family.

Update Your Cabinets

Instead of splurging on new cabinets, refresh your current ones with new hardware. Buy new knobs and handles for an easy fix. To spend even less money, consider spray painting existing knobs to achieve a different look with the same fixtures. Try painting them gold, silver, black, or even a bright color to ‘pop’ against neutral cabinets.

Lighten Up

You can completely change the look of a room by updating the lighting. Replace harsh overhead lighting with an elegant floor lamp to create a cozy feel. Ambiance can be easily set by using dimmers, too. Wall sconces can add dimension to a room.

Spice Up a Small Space

Take a small space such as a half-bath, and paint it a bright color or use a bold wallpaper pattern. To make the room look larger, try adding mirrors and consider lighting up the corners of the room.

Hide Wiring

Ugly bundles of loose wiring can quickly bring down the vibe of an area of your house. For a quick fix, use a tie to put all like-color cables together. Use a power strip if it helps organize the area.

Clean Up Bookshelves

Organizing books and removing any unnecessary clutter can do wonders for a bookshelf. Separate books into different colors or sizes, and use elegant bookends if you like them.

Makeovers for your home don’t have to be costly. Painting, organizing and lighting up areas can be easy fixes that will leave your house looking fresh, clean and contemporary.