Home Design Tips: Simple Home Makeover Ideas Just Under $500

Posted by Staff Reporter (media@realtytoday.com) on May 03, 2016 06:10 AM EDT
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 05: A general view of atmosphere at the Parachute Market 'AD HOC' Seasonal Design Fair, A Meditation On The Temporary at One Santa Fe on June 5, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo : Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Parachute Market)

Looking for ways to freshen up your home but don't have the money to get a full renovation? Trulia recommended some simple ways to redesign your place by just spending at most $500.

For the kitchen, adding a new backsplash can totally make a difference.

Another simple way to revamp the kitchen is to refinish the cabinet doors. Replacing cabinet doors and not the entire cabinet can save money, and there are a lot of shops that offer high-quality cabinet doors in very affordable prices.

For those who really want a new look, exert some effort to remove the cabinets with open shelves. This is a great option for those who want to have a minimalist kind of kitchen.

For the living room, a large rug can make a huge difference in changing the look of the room. Also, adding potted plants can add color and life to the living room easily. Aside from that, certain plants can also clean the air, making the home a healthier place to live in.

Adding faux built-ins can also do the trick. Instead of customizing bookshelves for the room, there are already premade bookshelves in the market for only $4000.

For other places in the house, adding a new style of wallpaper or merely changing paint color can make a huge difference.

For small bathrooms, the site recommended using faux grass cloth as wallpaper to add subtle texture in the room. For the porch or the front area of the house, painting it dark blue and gray are timeless options which can refresh the look of the area.

Economic Times also suggested using pantone colors to incorporate the upcoming summer season in the home. Rearranging the furniture can also significantly change the way any room will look, and changing the upholstery depending on the season or color of the room can give a nice balance to the design of the area. 

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