Home Improvement: 6 Inexpensive Upgrades

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If you’re leery about dropping big money on your home updates, you aren’t alone. There are a lot of ways you or a handyman professional can spiff up your house without shelling out a lot of cash. Take a look at these 6 ways you can make some inexpensive home updates that you will love.

Make your kitchen sizzle.
The kitchen is viewed as the heart of the home, and people want their kitchen to be gorgeous. For just a few hundred dollars, you can replace the kitchen faucet, update the cabinet hardware, and change out light fixtures for more energy-efficient options.

Spruce up the bath.
Bathrooms are probably the second most important room to update, following the kitchen. The great news is that bathrooms can be updated without a lot of cash. Update things like the pedestal sink, buy a different mirror, or install a fun light fixture. These tasks are pretty easy for homeowners or a handyman professional — and they make a big difference, too.

Paint the walls.
Fresh paint makes your home look alive and clean again —  don’t forget about the ceiling! Paint covers up discoloration and wear and tear and can make your one interior look practically new again for little cost. A handyman professional can help you refresh those drab walls and you’ll be amazed at how much better your rooms look.

Add crown molding.
Crown molding tops most remodeling lists for a few reasons. It adds value and charm to the home. A handyman or handywoman can add crown molding and instantly update a plain room, turning it into a much more elegant space.

Let the light shine down.
If you have recessed lighting in your home, consider replacing the lights with an attention-grabbing chandelier. Home stores sell a variety of affordable ceiling fixtures. If you have a ceiling fan, you can buy new fan blades to replace the old ones. This will update the fixture’s look and you won’t have to replace the body of the fan.

Update your entry.
The first thing you and your guests see is the entry to your home. So repaint your front door, or consider replacing the old door.  Update the worn and flimsy doorknob with a more substantial one. Add some planters on either side of the door and fill them with healthy plants of various heights and textures to make your entryway appear welcoming.


The list of things to do to upgrade your home is never-ending, and a lot of it costs a pretty penny. These are some affordable ways you can improve the look and function of your home without spending an arm and a leg.