12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

Updated: Apr. 12, 2024

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some big changes to your home.

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Replace an Outdated Faucet

A new kitchen faucet is a huge plus and definitely stands out to home buyers. Faucets vary widely in price, but there are plenty of affordable, modern faucet options available for under $100.

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Paint Kitchen Cabinets

You don’t have to gut your kitchen to get that new look. A fresh coat of paint to your kitchen cabinets will make the whole room look like a million bucks. If you want to save a lot of time painting, consider investing in a paint sprayer.

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DIY an Outdoor Walkway

Outdoor walkways vary widely in cost depending on the size and materials you’re using, but you don’t have to go all out to add big value to your home.

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Paint an Accent Wall

Accent walls are great for any room of the house. Popular options include behind your bed or in a laundry room or bathroom. Go bold with a vibrant color or maybe add some wood design for a different look.

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Upgrade Your Mailbox

Building a mailbox is probably easier than you think, and it won’t cost a fortune.

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Paint or Whitewash Fireplace

Whether you go with a bold dark look or something a little more subtle like a whitewash, there are a lot of inexpensive fireplace décor ideas that will add big value to your home.

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Upgrade Outlets

It might seem like a major upgrade, but switching out traditional outlets for something modern with USB or WiFi capabilities will add functionality and style.

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Install Modern Kitchen Hardware

Picking the right kitchen hardware for your home can be confusing, but staying on trend will tie the room together.

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Hang String Lights

String lights provide incredible ambiance to your outdoor living area and aren’t difficult to hang.

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Frame Out Your Bathroom Mirror

Take an old, outdated mirror and give it a modern look for a low cost with some wood trim.

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Install a Stair Runner

Stair runners come in all shapes, sizes and styles to fit your space. A soft carpet feel is nice on your feet and might hide the sound of a squeaky step.

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Swap Out Door Handles

The cost of switching out your home’s door handles will vary based on how many doors are in your house and how high-end you want to go. A modern sleek black finish is a much better look than an old gold or silver look. But find the style that fits best with the rest of your home.