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10 Springtime Home Improvement Projects that Cost Less Than $50

Are you wanting to do some updates to your home without having to take out a loan or strain your budget too much?  You may be surprised to learn that there are actually quite a few home improvements that can be made on your home that don’t require a large output of money.  In fact, there are quite a few that will cost you less than $50. I have included several inks to affordable products and tools to complete the projects. Thank you for supporting Smarty Pants Mama through purchases made through the links.

Springtime Home Improvement Projects

  1. Update the hardware on your drawers and cabinets.  This is a very quick and easy updating project that will take you less than an hour typically.  You can expect to pay anywhere from $1 to $6 for each new hardware piece (be sure to check the clearance sections too!), so the final cost will be determined by how many drawers and cabinets you have.  New hardware is a great way to update the look of your room, whether it be the kitchen, bathroom or other room that has built in storage.
  2. Paint your cabinets.  If you want more of a change than just hardware, grab a gallon of paint and cover your cabinets with a brand new color to completely change the look of your room. I used Chalky Paint to repaint old bookshelves. It requires no primer and the color holds really well.
  3. Create a kitchen backsplash using peel and stick tiles.  This improvement project will likely take between 1 and 3 hours depending on the size of your wall. You can buy peel and stick tiles in the flooring section of your home improvement store for as low as $0.50 per square foot.  Be sure to have a razor blade and a steady hand in order to cut the tiles into the sizes that you want for your project.  
  4. Mirror your bedroom door.  Buy a body length mirror with cute edging (painted to match your door.  Attach it to the interior of the door for a classic mirrored look. This project will cost from $10-$40 (depending on your choice of mirror) and take less than 30 minutes.
  5. Paint an accent wall.  Head to a home improvement store and buy a gallon of quality paint in a nice shade and paint one accent wall.  This creates a new look, but keeps the budget low (less than $40 for paint and supplies).
  6. Paint your old linoleum.  If you are tired of your old, boring linoleum, consider painting a fun design on it using painters tape and good quality paint.  Once dry, coat it with polyurethane for protection.  This project will cost less than $45.
  7. Replace your old faucet.  Do you have an old faucet in your bathroom or kitchen that you would like replaced?  Nice, new faucets don’t have to cost a fortune, you can easily find one for less than $50.  Again, be sure to look through the clearance section to see what kind of deals you can find.
  8. Plant new flowers in your yard.  Springtime is the time for blooming flowers.  Whether you have a garden or planters, brighten up your yard with some new flowers for Spring.  This can easily be done for $40 or less (depending on the flowers you choose and how many you have). YOu can even begin an edible vegetable garden
  9. Paint your outdoor planters with new Spring colors.  Depending on the number of planters you have, you may be able to get away with just a quart of paint.
  10. Hide your ugly cords.  Do you have cords and wires cluttering up and uglying up your room?  Invest $20 in a paintable cord cover and they will blend into your wall.

What are your favorite, budget friendly home improvement tips?

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