Inexpensive Home Upgrades

Budget Upgrades

Doing some remodeling to boost your home’s value is important when you’re planning on selling it. If your budget won’t accommodate larger home improvement projects, don’t worry! There are plenty of inexpensive home upgrades you can do if you have the right skills and tools.

Here are five ways to fix up your home on a tight budget:



  • Paint your interior walls. Putting a fresh coat of paint on your walls can make your home shine. If you’re feeling more adventurous, opt for a bolder color than you would normally pick in order to give each room a more memorable appearance. All you need are basic paint supplies and, of course, paint.
  • Make stairs safer. Install a stair runner for just a few hundred dollars, using woven runners and some basic hardware supplies. This is a much more affordable option than having carpeting installed on your stairs.
  • Add interior shutters. These types of shutters add more charm to a home than plain old blinds or shades. Install swinging wood shutters or another type of interior shutter on doors or windows where sunlight comes in the most.
  • Paint your kitchen cabinets. If your cabinets are dark or scuffed up, you don’t have to replace them. Instead, grab some paint and painting supplies to give your cabinets a makeover. Before painting, you’ll need to use sandpaper to even out the surfaces.
  • Install a water filter. Invest in an under-sink water filter to get clean water for drinking. At the least, you can install one that fits onto your faucet. This saves you money on bottled water and ensures that you’re drinking water that’s safe.