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6 Cheap Ways to Make Your House Seem Fancier

By on June 12, 2017
6 Cheap Ways to Make Your House Seem Fancier

Is your home looking tired and old? Do you want to make some improvements, but your budget doesn’t agree? Money doesn’t have to be a barrier. You can make small and inexpensive changes to your home that make it stand out and look fancier.

Change Wall Color

Painting walls is an expensive, but excellent, way to change a room in just an afternoon. Paint can brighten up a room, and you can use color create a certain look or atmosphere.

If you don’t want to paint an entire room, consider painting just one wall. Creating an accent wall with a coordinating color is a great way to add style and depth to an area. Choose the wall by asking yourself what feature or part of the room you want to bring attention to.

Painting your ceilings is another way to transform a room. Neutral colors are often used for ceilings, but you can get a bit adventurous and try a bolder color or add texture there. If you are artistic, maybe create a mural on the ceiling.

Update an Old Shower

A grungy, outdated shower can really drain the look of your bathroom. A simple and affordable solution is to upgrade your shower enclosure.

You can choose the style, color and any added features to create a new shower. Some choices include tile, glass block and acrylic. Ornate borders and other fine touches can really make your bathroom look amazing. This simple change can brighten up any bathroom.

Revamp the Faucets

Faucets in the bathroom and kitchen can both become outdated and make a room look old and drab. Adding a new faucet to a sink can dramatically change the look and feel of a room. Make sure you choose a faucet that matches the finish of other fixtures in your bathroom or kitchen — unless you plan to change those as well.

This simple DIY project only takes a couple of hours, but it can really add an heir of sophistication to your home.

Change Cabinet Pulls

Even the smallest changes can make a big difference. New cabinet hardware creates a fresh look for kitchens and bathrooms. Look for something that brightens up the room and flows well with the rest of the décor.

You’ll find there are a wide variety of cabinet door accessories to choose from, so this easy-to-do project is a great idea for a quick upgrade.

Spruce up Your Furniture

Can’t afford a new sofa or chair or other furniture? No problem. There are other ways you can add new life to old furniture.

Couch covers are one way to change color and hide worn out or discolored areas on sofas and chairs. If your furniture still looks great but you just want to make some changes, consider adding colorful throw pillows.

Throw Down a Rug

Adding a throw rug to any room can instantly transform it. Rugs not only add color but can create a cozy area and define space in the room. Rugs are versatile, and you can use them in a variety of ways to make a room look fancier.

Sometimes, the most subtle changes can create a whole new room. And you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make your home more attractive and inviting.

Scott Huntington is a writer from central Pennsylvania. He enjoys working on his home and garden with his wife and 2 kids. Follow him on Twitter @SMHuntington

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