Upgrading your home can be a fun and exciting experience and can add the functionality and look that you want in your home. But upgrading can also be an expensive and difficult process which may discourage you from taking action. That’s why we’ve scoured the internet and found 10 DIY project for under $100. These projects are sure to improve the aesthetics of your home as well as add functionality.
Mount Hooks to Clear Your Kitchen Counter
Does it ever feel like dishrags and towels are piling up on your counter? These rags are essential to every kitchen, but they don’t have to take up space on your counter. Luckily we found an easy and cheap solution: hooks. Installing hooks above your counter will give you a place to hang your towels, while keeping them easily accessible at all times. Mounting hooks also gives you an opportunity to showcase your style. Choose shiny, chrome hooks for a sleek look or go the more artsy route with some creative and fun hooks. With something as small and simple as hooks, the possibilities are endless.
Create Space with a Cutting Board
Kitchen sinks with larger basins are great for washing dishes, but they also take up a lot of counter space. Take back that space by creating a cutting board to cover the basin. All you need is a block of maple wood and a jigsaw to cut it to the size of your basin. You can even pop a hole in the middle of the board to allow for easy disposal of chopped waste into the sink. You can even customize your board to match the style of your kitchen. And the best part is, it’s all under $100.
Hang Natural Fiber Shades
If your windows are feeling bare, dress them up with some natural fiber shades. The natural materials bring an element of the outdoors into your home and can be a great addition to your home décor. The shades are functional too. Pull them down to shield our home from bright sunlight and restrict rays from heating the air in your house. Installing natural fiber shades can be a great addition to your living space without pushing you over your budget.
Add a Chandelier to the Laundry Room
Most people wouldn’t expect to see a sophisticated light fixture, like a chandelier, in a laundry space. However, it is likely that you spend a chunk of your time in the laundry room washing, folding, and ironing clothes. Why not make the space a little more attractive by adding a simple chandelier? The stylish fixture is sure to brighten up the room and make your time spent there a little more enjoyable.
Install a Ceiling Fan
Ceiling fans are a great way to improve the look of your space as well as add comfort and functionality. In another blog post, we explain how helpful fans can be when it comes to saving money on your energy bill. Fans can be used to reduce A/C usage and save you money on energy, all while looking great. Purchase a fan with rich, dark wood blades to match your sophisticated décor or add some color to match your fun, modern living space with a brightly colored fan. The choices are endless and can be had for less than $100.
Protect Wood Floors with a Decorative Floor Mat
Wood floors are bound to take a beating throughout their life, especially near the front door. Fortunately, the pain they endure can be lessened with a floor mat to protect them. This idea is probably the easiest to complete out of the 10. Your floor mat doesn’t need to be dull and boring to be effective. Find a color to match your space or an intricate pattern to draw attention. Once again, endless possibilities.
Replace a Boring Old Doorbell with a Fun One
Doorbells are often overlooked in this day and age. All of them seem the same and they typically look ugly, but serve their purpose. Take advantage and break away from the boring old doorbell style. Surprise your quests with a stylish doorbell. Make the delivery man’s day a little more fun by adding a cool new button to push. Installing a doorbell is very easy and could add the charm you’re looking for to your front door.
Add a Shelf Above a Doorway
Create a fancy doorway display by adding a shelf above a door. Then add a decorative plate, mirror, or a work of art to draw attention. Your doorway display will make your home just a little more interesting and will aid in decoration and design.
Turn an Unused Closet into an Office
Have you ever wanted to have a home office, but can’t dedicate an entire room to creating it? This final DIY project idea might just solve your problem. If you have a closet in your home that is rarely used or completely unused, turn it into an office for yourself. Add a deep shelf for the desk and a shallow one for storage above. Decorate accordingly and you have a fully functional home office!
These 10 DIY projects can add the functionality and flair you want in your home at an affordable price. For more DIY and home improvement content make sure to check out the rest of our blog!