20 DIY Upgrades That Will Make Your Home Look More Expensive

20 DIY Upgrades That Will Make Your Home Look More Expensive

Transforming your home doesn’t need to be expensive and with a few simple upgrades you can have it looking smarter, more functional and more fun to live in!

Pick from our round-up of value boosting upgrades and you can overhaul the whole feel of a room…your dream home is just a project away!

You don’t have to make any drastic changes in order to make an impact – it can be as simple as updating your light switch plates! With just a dollar-store frame you can create a chic and sophisticated look that will really impress!

20 DIY Upgrades That Will Make Your Home Look More ExpensiveWe don’t know about you but we think that a luxuriously large bed always conjures up images of an expensive hotel bed that you see in movies and just want to dive into! With this amazing upholstered platform bed tutorial, you can recreate that feel in your own home. It takes a bit of work but the results are stunning!

Add the finishing touch to your home and hide an unsightly air vent with this easy DIY grille cover. You’d never believe that it was re-purposed from an old rubber door mat.

Creating a stenciled focal wall is a great way to brighten up your decor. Ashley, over at mycraftilyeverafter.com, had heard that stenciling could be tedious and time consuming but this project only took her an hour and she covered the entirety of one wall in her master bedroom!

If your chairs are in need of a face lift then this reupholster tutorial is just what you need to make them feel as good as new again! Choose a bright new fabric that fits with the color scheme of the room and then follow this how-to guide to take care of the rest!

Adding DIY shutters to your windows will add a quaint, whimsical character to the exterior of your home.

We’re in love with this DIY plank wall! Not only is it easy to install but you won’t have to break the bank in order to add the accent feature to your home, in fact it will cost you as little as $28.

Any room looks good with the addition of a mirror and now you can up-cycle a cheap door mirror into something that oozes glamour!

We’re not saying that washing the dishes has to be a glamorous task because let’s face it, it’s not…but when it’s a chore that you have to do on a regular basis, you might as well make it just that little bit more appealing!  Using a cake stand as a sink tidy means you can keep everything you need in one accessible place, from sponges to brushes and washing up liquid. Washing the dishes has never been so organized!

If you don’t want to pay Pottery Barn prices to update your space then check out this knockoff picture ledge. It’s a fantastic alternative which allows you to display your favorite memories in style!

When Christy found a dining table in her local thrift store she knew that she could transform it into a piece of furniture that would fit with the rest of her dining room with a fantastic paint treatment. You can see the results over at confessionsofaserialdiyer.com.

20 DIY Upgrades That Will Make Your Home Look More ExpensiveCreate a one-of-a-kind ceiling medallion that highlights a chandelier and change the whole look of a room. Whether your home has a contemporary style or a more traditional flair, this will add an heir of opulence unlike anything else.

Whether you want to add privacy to your bathroom windows or simply decorate a mirror, you can personalize any glass object with this frosted glass technique…and you don’t have to be a pro to do it!

Do you have a dresser that’s in good condition but has a dingy, worse-for-wear finish? Well, with a little elbow grease you can perform an amazing makeover and refinish it to look like a different piece of furniture.

Lucite trays can be expensive…but not if you make your own! This gorgeous DIY couldn’t be easier and when it’s finished you can then fill it with little decorative pieces like photo frames or vases, to add a feature to your coffee table.

In just a few hours you can transform ugly, outdated vinyl floors into something amazing. Changing something as big as the floor can make a massive difference to the overall appearance of your house but if you’re brave enough to give it a go then this is the project you need.

If you’re like most people, there’s a pretty good chance that your photos are in one of three places: on your phone, on your computer or still stuck on your camera yet to be printed out. Why not display them in all their glory with a homemade photo canvas. Not only is it a great way of displaying your favorite memories but it’s also a fantastic way to hide an unsightly alarm panel!

20 DIY Upgrades That Will Make Your Home Look More ExpensiveA spare $20 is all you need to make a beautiful window box and add interest to the exterior of your home.

This project requires a basic level of carpentry skills but you know what they say, nothing ventured nothing gained! So add some shelves to the empty space above your cabinets and see how different your kitchen can look!

When the carpet on Ashley’s staircase started to become dangerously slippery, she knew that she had to do something. While making it safe once more, Ashley took the opportunity to give her staircase a complete makeover and you can see exactly how she did it over at simplydesigning.net.

 

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