5 Useful Home Upgrades That Cost Less Than $100


Whether you're trying to improve the look of your home or are getting ready to put it on the market, the idea of renovations can seem like a significant financial burden to take on. Fortunately, there are a variety of easy solutions for improving the look of your home without all the added expense. If you're wondering how you can spend $100 wisely, look no further than the following upgrading tips.

1. An Attention Grabbing Light Fixture

It might seem like a praiseworthy light fixture will cost an arm and a leg, but there are plenty of options available on the market that will instantly add a unique touch to your place. Better yet, buy one second-hand and spruce it up with some spray paint! Whether you decide to go mod or classic, a fixture can draw the eye and instantly add interest to a room.

2. Eye-Catching Storage Solutions

In these days of smaller living, many people have to pile their stuff into closets and cabinets in order to make it all fit. Fortunately, a bookcase, hutch, or cabinet can be an inexpensive purchase and packs a powerful storage punch.  Purchase new from a big box store, build your own, or repurpose a great second hand find!   Just be careful to choose something which is a good fit for the overall style of your home.

3. Kitchen Cabinets Facelift

Kitchen cabinets are often one of the first things to show age in a home, but a little paint and good old fashioned sweat can be a great way to instantly modernize their look. While you'll want to go with a neutral tone that will complement the space, the right color can add instant oomph. Go a step further by adding inexpensive trim and replacing knobs and pulls!

 4. Re-Upholstering A Chair

There are pieces of furniture in your home that you may be tired of looking at, but there's an easy way to improve them without buying new: re-upholster! By trying out a new fabric on one of your favorite chairs, you might be surprised by how much it improves the room.  Pay a pro or DIY! There are plenty of tutorials online to help you through the process, but if taking on a re-upholstering project is just too much, try changing out throw pillows and lampshades to refresh the space instead!

5. Paint Does The Trick

Few things are as successful at improving the look of your home as a new coat of paint. Unless you have complete confidence that bold shade will compliment your home style swimmingly, choose a neutral shade for an instant brightening effect.

The Bottom Line


If home renovations seem like an expensive endeavor, you can easily improve the look of your home or add a pop of “WOW” with a new light fixture or a fresh coat of paint.