5 Big Impact DIY Projects with Low Costs

Sometimes you might look around your home and wish it looked a little different, but then you look at your bank account and realize you can’t afford a big remodeling job. While that might be true, you don’t have to knock out walls or do major overhauls to your home to make a difference. Smaller changes can make a big difference, and they won’t leave you broke, either.

  • Install a custom backsplash in the kitchen.

Backsplashes make a great focal point in the kitchen, and they can really change the overall appearance and feel of your kitchen. Browsing the different available options, whether online or at your local home decorating store, can help you to see what you like and don’t like, whether in color, design, shape, or size.

  • Paint something.

Changing the color of something in your home can make a dramatic difference. Whether you choose to paint an entire room, paint an accent wall, paint the ceiling, paint a bigger object like a table, dresser, or bookcase, you can quickly bring new life to a room. You can even use painter’s tape to paint designs on your walls or other items, like stripes or chevron stripes.

If you are going to paint an entire room, or even just one wall, it’s a good idea to start small so that you can get a better idea of what the color will look like when it’s covering a larger space.

  • Install new light fixtures.

The lighting in a room can make a big statement, whether you are going for a more elegant feel with a small chandelier, a modern look with cleaner lines, or a cozy feel with lower, softer lights. Start with whichever room in your house has the lighting you like the least and identify what you don’t like about the lighting.Then figure out what look or feel you want in that room, and start browsing light fixtures.

  • Update crown molding in the living room or dining room.

Crown molding is something that is relatively small in a house, so you might not even think about it. However, small accents in a home can really add something to the overall feel and look. Crown molding is fairly easy to apply, making this an easier DIY project. Depending on the type of crown molding you want, prices can vary, but you can always do one room at a time. The living room is a great place to start.

  • Get new windows.

Windows should be both practical and beautiful. If the windows in your house are older, they might not be shutting out all of the cold drafts that they could during those cold winter months. Getting new windows can save you on your heating bills, up the value of your home, and add extra light if you decide to go with bigger windows. Obviously, this is a bigger task, and you might want to enlist the help of a professional, depending on your skill level. New windows can also be expensive, but you can do one window at a time, or one room at a time, depending on your preference.

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