Are you obsessed with the idea of making your home more spacious, airy, and dazzling? Is your current budget allowing you to fulfill your desire? If not, then sit tight because this article is everything you need right now.

Renovations, for a homeowner, can go a long way in terms of adding value and integrity to your home. But for someone who enjoys decorating, things can get overwhelming – especially when it comes to the point where you have to put yourself under a mountain of debt.

But what if we told you that it doesn't have to be this way?
Yes, there are plenty of cool things you can do to your home on a budget to transform your slummy and dilapidated space into something spectacular and cozy. All it will take is a little determination, sweat, and a DIY attitude for you to create a beautiful living space.

So without further ado, here's a list of all the fantastic and affordable home improvement projects you can take on and make your home look better:

1. Create a system for "organization:"

The organization is pretty much the first project you need to undertake if your goal is to make your space more roomy and eye-catching.

One of the best ways to practice organization in a home is to declutter. You can start this by getting rid of the things that often get in your way and end up driving you insane. For this part, you will need to rent a storage unit because you might come across something that you wish to keep and not bash away in the process of decluttering. You need to heed the three Rs: Reduce, Be Resourceful, and Be Resilient.

Side note: If you're moving to Montana and due to the unfamiliarity of the place, you can't figure out what storage service to hire, then don't worry. Just go to Google and type "billings mt storage units" and pick a service that meets your needs.

You can also eliminate excess Tupperware from your kitchen, empty your shelves and create drawer space. A bedroom will be done in a jiffy, but a kitchen will take at least three days. Moreover, if you need help the first time, consult a professional organizer or even hire one.

2. Rejuvenate your rooms with new paint:

Picking up a fresh can of paint and letting loose on your nondescript walls can give them a burst of magnificent depth. That's the power of a fresh coat of paint: it reorganizes your entire abode. Because of this, painting is considered to be the most popular home improvement project on a budget. Indeed, you don't have to be a professional to learn how to paint like one, but a good paint job demands more than just splashing some color on the wall. From the initial scratch of the pole sander to the last bristle of the brush, google a few how-to paint tips and get your hands dirty.

3. Attend to your windows:

Make the most available natural light by installing spotless windows inside and out. Dust and gently wipe blinds with a wet rag; freshen drapes with an iron or a garment steamer. If the existing window treatments cannot be salvaged, look for low-cost blinds or shutters to give the room a quick facelift. (Ikea is one place to look for low-cost textiles and fanciful prints.) If you're handy with a sewing machine, making a set or two will save you money and add a personal touch to your home.

4. Upgrade your landscaping:

Flowers and other plants are a great way to spruce up your home's exterior—plant plants in front of your house and along paths to draw attention to it. Choose longstanding plants, which come back year after year, rather than annual crops, which, as the name implies, only last a year or less. To complete the yard's fresh style, repair any bald spots with new sod (or plant grass seed if you have time) and snip existing bushes and trees.

5. Upgrade kitchen countertops:

Improving kitchen work surfaces is a low-cost home improvement because there are several svelte, low-cost materials to choose from, including eco-friendly choices like cast concrete, stainless steel, terrazzo composites made from recycled materials, and solid surfacing. Enhance the new surface panorama with new drawer and cabinet hardware, and revise countertop collections for a spotless, clear view and easy access to work zones.

6. Think about curb appeal:

Take those landscape designs and move them to the front yard, where they will serve as an immediate register of perceived home value for every bystander. Then approach the entry with an evaluation of its welcome quotient in mind. A lovely new door with high-tech toughness to endure the elements is an inexpensive home improvement. It will immediately boost that perceived value, and a few well-placed blooming planters add crispness and kindness. Consider adding a decorative but usable bench to help transition shopping bags from the driveway to the door and provide a secluded seating area.

7. Upgrade your light fixtures:

Start by removing the glass covers from ceiling fans and lights and cleaning them thoroughly with soap and water. Wipe them off with a slightly damp rag if you can't get them off. A microfiber cloth can also clean cobwebs and dust from fixtures and ceiling fans. Remember to have someone assist you, especially if you are standing on a ladder or step stool. Moreover, substituting mismatched light fixtures is a good investment if funds are available.

8. Invest in an eco-friendly layer of insulation:

It's bad enough having to get out of bed in the morning, let alone waking up to the cold shock of a cold floor. What you need is some heat beneath your feet and a little buffer as you walk around the house. Then there's cork. Natural cork floors are adaptable yet durable, fashionable yet earthy, and can transform any cool room into a cozy haven.

Cork flooring is also far less difficult to install than conventional wood flooring. Engineered panels that pop together without nails or glue are now available from manufacturers. These floating-floor methods are ideal for installing concrete, plywood, or even existing flooring. In one afternoon, you can transform a floor into a pleasant mat where your toes can wander free of fear of the big chill.


Home improvement doesn't have to be expensive and complicated, and it doesn't have to involve construction companies. A wide range of projects for all budgets and levels of skill and exuberance can help you succeed in your goal - making your home more spacious and beautiful. And before embarking on any of these projects, you must ensure that any new additions or changes will still complement the home's overall aesthetic. Now go and get started!