9 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $500
A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $500 you can make some big changes to your home.
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Build a Kitchen Island
You’ll probably spend more than $500 if you buy a kitchen island and have it installed. But you should stay well under budget if you buy affordable cabinets and go with an inexpensive countertop like butcher block.
Add Beadboard to a Wall or Ceiling
Beadboard is an excellent and inexpensive way to cover up an ugly ceiling or add some pop to an accent wall.
Replace Shower Curtain with Glass Door
Replacing a shower curtain with a glass door or panel will make any bathroom look bigger and add a much more modern look to your bathtub. Prices can range from a few hundred dollars to nearly a thousand, so make sure you buy something affordable and stylish.
Upgrade Cabinet Doors
Replacing or building new cabinet doors is a cost-effective way to add big value to your kitchen, especially if you live in an older home that hasn’t been updated in awhile.
Boost Curb Appeal With Landscaping
Improving curb appeal is always a great option, and new landscaping is cheaper than adding stone veneer or replacing a window.
Refinish Wood Flooring
You can hire a pro to refinish your wood floors. But for a fraction of the cost, you can rent the needed equipment and tackle the job yourself.
Install a Kitchen Backsplash
Kitchen backsplash varies drastically by price, but a simple subway tile likely won’t run you a fortune if you DIY the project.
Install Open Shelves
Open shelves are trendy and really open up a kitchen. You can buy shelves online or go the DIY route to save a little money.
Paint Porch Floor or Ceiling
A fresh coat of paint to the porch floor and/or ceiling will pair nicely with a freshly painted or new front door. Consider going big with an interesting pattern, or something neutral for a timeless look.