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Believe it or not everyone on every level of creativity can complete do-it-yourself projects that can completely change – and upgrade – a home. There are many people who think that DIY projects cost a lot of money and take up valuable time, but if they are done correctly they actually save homeowners lots of money and there are several projects that might only take an hour or two. Let’s face it, even the projects that take a few days or weeks are definitely worthwhile if they are saving you hundreds of dollars. So before completely ruling out the idea of DIY projects when considering upgrading your home, take a look at this list of ideas that will change the outlook of a home and can easily be completed by you!

Upgrades that refresh a home

It is normal for homeowners to need a change here and there, but before considering a major move, see what you can do with the home you already reside in. Nothing changes the outlook and feel of a home like paint. If you are tired of looking at the same familiar walls, give them a makeover with a fresh coat of paint that doesn’t look anything like the prior paint. Painting is also a lot easier than many believe. Save yourself bundles of money by painting a room or your whole house by yourself instead of hiring a professional painter.

Additions that make a difference

If paint is not enough of a change, This Old House suggests that homeowners add some character to their homes by installing crown molding. Crown molding is one of the easiest ways to add value to your home, and definitely one of the most affordable. Plus there is just something charming about rooms outlined in crown molding. It is a great way to solidify your new paint color and bring a room together.

Changes worth the cost

When remodeling or upgrading, one of your goals should be to make your home life more convenient. Installing new appliances might be a little pricey, but you might find it totally worth the cost if it saves you from having to hand wash dishes after every meal. If you are feeling uneasy about spending a good chunk of money on new appliances, validate the idea by purchasing energy efficient appliances that save you money on your utility bills. When purchasing appliances, trust yourself to install them on your own. Plumbers and electricians are a hefty cost that can definitely be avoided.

Worthwhile splurges

Lastly, do not be afraid to splurge a little when it comes to upgrading. That does not necessarily mean running to the nearest retail store and purchasing the trendiest and most expensive décor. Rather, take notes of the décor styles you like and create it on your own for a low cost by shopping thrift stores and refurbishing décor and furniture to modernize it and make it unique without spending a bunch of money!

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