Easy Home Renovation Projects Under $500
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Not all home renovations need to cost a fortune. Here are our favorite low-cost, high-impact projects that will add value to your home for under $500.
1. Update the hardware.
2. Replace builder-grade lighting with custom lighting.
3. Add crown molding and trim.
Crown molding and trim can really add value and architectural detail to your home. Many rooms that lack crown molding tend to feel like something is missing. It's a small detail that makes a big impact on the room's overall style.
Pangea Interior Design suggests, "for ceilings 10 feet tall or higher, consider a rule of thumb allowing 1" of width for each foot of ceiling height. This isn't a hard and fast rule, and it doesn't work for lower ceilings. You wouldn't use an 8" wide molding in a room with 8' tall ceilings, for example."
4. Install a backsplash.
A tile backsplash not only adds a pop of visual interest, but it also protects your walls. Backsplash works perfectly in kitchens and bathrooms, above counters, in between molding, above tubs and in showers.
One of the great things about backsplash tile, is they come in a variety of colors and materials. Take a quick glance at home improvement online outlets and you're bound to find something that fits your space and wallet.