10 cheap home improvements that’ll make your home look more expensive

Are you looking to get the most money out of the resale of your house? Or are you wanting to make your home feel more luxurious without having to spend a fortune. Boss Girl Renovations has the perfect cheap home improvements, that’ll make your home not only look but feel more expensive to you and your potential buyers.

1. HALF PAINT WALLS

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Structurally you can’t change the height of your ceilings but you can give the illusion of having high ceilings through half painting your walls. Doing this will add value to your home as the space will feel larger. Dulux shows you how to half paint your walls in 6 simple steps.

2. ADD WAINSCOTING TO YOUR WALLS

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Prior to House Rules 2018 I’d never even heard of wainscoting. I was plesantly surprised to see that by adding wainscoting you can make an average home look custom.  Young House Love install their wainscoting for a miniscule $57 and find that it’s surprisingly easy to do.

3. CHANGE CABINETRY HARDWARE

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The first thing potential home buyers are looking for in a house is a well designed kitchen. Win those buyers over by updating your cabinetry hardware. It’s a simple and inexpensive way to modernise your kitchen cabinetry which Better Homes and Gardens will guide you in your installation.

4. ADD PEEL AND STICK SPLASHBACK

Having a stylish backsplash will hands down increase the overall worth of your kitchen. A peel and strick backsplash is a reasonably priced alternative as opposed to tiles & grout as you can DIY, no need to pay for labour. You can view the full tutorial by Amber Oliver here.

5. PAINT YOUR FRONT DOOR

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Put your best foot forward when selling your property by simply painting your front door. Paint is a low-cost update which will bring up to date the whole fascade of your home and give potential buyers an insight into your homes personality. Dulux shows you how to select the right colour and the procedure.

6. VINYL ADHESIVE COUNTERTOPS

This tutorial is for you if you’re a home renter or someone living on a tight budget but want to update the aesthetics of your kitchen countertop. In this tutorial Growing with the greens demonstrates how to apply a faux marble countertop using contact paper. The results are phenomenal!

7. SHIPLAP FEATURE WALL

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Give a chosen room in your home a distinct focal point with a shiplap wall. Shiplap has become a popular interior finish but can be an expensive addition to your home. Thank goodness Farmhouse on Boone  gives us a cheaper alternative to shiplap, where you can’t tell the difference.

8. PAINTED PATIO TILE

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I for one have a very drab concrete patio and will definitely be giving this tutorial by A Beautiful Mess a whirl. It’s cost effective as the renovators have used paint, in this case porch, floor and latex paint to completely transform their alfresco area.

9. PAINT CABINETRY

Replacing your kitchen cabinetry can cost upwards of $2800, so avoid the expenditure and give your existing cabinets a makeover with this tutorial by Maison De Pax. Even they agree “painting your cabinets is a very easy and affordable way to update your kitchen space!”

10. MAKE OVER YOUR CEILING FANS

I recently did a tutorial on transforming fans with spary paint (view here) but I think I might love this tutorial even more. Almost Makes Perfect fan has modern timber blades which were created with wood grain contact paper. For a fraction of the designer price.

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