Only Have $25? Here are 10 ways to spend $25 updating your home this weekend to add value & beauty. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to create a beautiful space, and here are 10 ways to get it done. Happy Designing!
1. Update those outdated brass fixtures by painting them black. Either take them down & spray paint them, or they can be painted in place with acrylic paint & a brush – Paint is cheap!!!!!!
2. Add planters on either side of your front door – Pick up 2 cheap planters from a Family Dollar, Dollar General or even a 2nd hand store, paint to match your décor (preferably a black, brown or silver) & add cheap plants or even cool looking branches from your yard.
3. Paint your front door & shutters! This project doesn’t even require a full gallon of paint, but can have great impact!
4. Go to the garden clearance section of your local big box store & load up on clearance plants to update your landscaping. Your money will go farther, & I’m always amazed at what a little watering will do to bring these inexpensive plants back to life! Plan to water & plant within a day for best outcome.
5. Powerwash your house! Most of the big box hardware stores will rent them for $25 for a 4-hour block. This is one of the best ways to keep your house, decks & walks looking their best!
6. Replace your outdated, dirty switch plates & outlet covers. An entire room can easily be done for less than $25. This is such a quick & easy fix that only requires a screwdriver!
7. Replace old & dirty ceiling or wall air vent registers – such an easy fix & a real bang for your buck! Outdated, dirty or damaged registers can really date your home.
8. Buy a new entry rug. A colorful, new entry rug really creates a lot of bang for your redesigning buck.
9. Buy some indoor plants! The warmth of the green color not only makes your interior pop, but plants are great for indoor air quality. Get one with low water requirements so you have less maintenance & you’re less likely to kill it (My track record with plants is not the greatest!.) Most plants even the larger ones can be purchased for less than $20 at a big box hardware store.
10. Line your pantry with decorative shelf liner. Not only will it be cleaner, but it will be lighter & prettier, too!