Everyone is always looking for cost effective ways to do home improvements that don’t cost a fortune. But at the same time people want to have results that they will have something to show for their hard spend money and time. Here are a few simple projects that are all under $500 for a room or less.
1. Painting a room is always a good way to change the entire look of a room. Especially if you add special touches such as 3 tone paint. Most rooms will only take 2 to 3 gallons of paint to finish an average room. If you are covering a darker color this may require using a primer. This is one of the cheapest ways to update your home considering that a gallon of quality paint is around $35.00. With all the supplies and paint you could easily be under $150.00 homesfornh.com.
2. Adding a molding such as crown molding or chair rail is another great way to make a dramatic change to a room. For an average 16′ x 16′ room you could be into the molding and paint to finish your project will be well under $250.00.
3. Changing the lighting in any room can make a huge difference in any room. There are so many choices when it comes to design styles and colors to compliment your decor or even add a entirely new design element. A chandelier would be the most costly of the lighting options for a room but for a average size room you could be well under a 500 dollar budget.
4. Putting new carpet in a average size room will cost pretty close to 500 dollars for a 15 x 15 room and a carpet that is between $ 21 to $ 20 a square yard. This is a medium grade carpet that is pretty standard in most homes.
These are just a few ideas of projects that will not break the bank. There a many more smaller projects that you can do that will not be as dramatic as these for less money but these will give the most bang for your buck.