Home DIY on a budget

We all know that you can save a lot of money with a bit of time and a willingness to get your hands dirty. With that in mind, there are a lot of different ways to spruce up your home on a budget!

Now, there are a lot of things that should be left to the professionals, such as HVAC (furnace, air conditioner, etc.) maintenance and cleaning, major plumbing jobs and electrical work, but there are a lot little things you can do around the house that will freshen things up and leave your bank account happy.

One of the easiest ways to spruce up a dull room is a fresh coat of paint. Even the most exciting colours can get dull after a while and a new look can be all you need to refresh your living space.

Something else that should not be discounted is the coveted thrift-store find. If you are strapped for cash and have the patience to go on a bit of a treasure hunt, thrift stores can hold some beautiful finds for your home. A fresh coat of paint to freshen up the look and you can have a gorgeous new light fixture, table, ornament, etc. for your home. A great paint to use when freshening up your thrift finds is Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint. There is a local vendor in Waterloo region who gives tutorials on how to use this amazing paint properly (for more information about chalk paint or workshops, click here).

One final way to go about giving your home a bit of an updating is by changing the fixtures on your cabinets. Doing a full remodel on all of the cabinetry in your house can be very costly, but you can update your look while keeping price in mind by switching out cabinet handles for fancier, more updated versions. Places like Canadian Tire, Rona and Home Hardware have great selections. With a bit of elbow grease, you can have your kitchen spruced up in no time.

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