21 Budget-Friendly Ways to Update Your Home

If you’re itching to make some changes to your home but think you don’t have the budget to do so, think again. There are many projects you can tackle that could cost you just about $100 and take you just a weekend to complete. Here are some of the best ideas from This Old House for upgrading your home on a budget:

  • Revive Your Deck: by simply power washing, hand-scrubbing and adding a protective coast of semitransparent stain to your deck, you can have it looking as good as new for less than $100.
  • Give Kitchen Cabinets a Flawless, New Finish: if your frames and cabinet doors are structurally sound, you can easily clean them up and add a new coat of paint to them. In one weekend, with the help of a strong cleaner, some sandpaper, a paintbrush and some elbow grease, you can transform your entire kitchen for about $200.
  • Install a Low-Cost Stair Runner: use off-the-shelf woven runners and some supplies from a home center to give your stairs a stylish, non-slip upgrade.
  • Add Crown Molding the Easy Way: crown molding can give any space a more sophisticated appearance and feel. In just a weekend, you can make a room more elegant by easily adding crown molding (possibly for about $120).

Be sure to head to This Old House’s 21 Quick and Easy Budget Upgrades for the rest of the 21 budget-friendly ideas!