Easy Home Upgrades That Make Your Home Look Brand New

Paige Yates  |  November 1, 2023

Easy Home Upgrades That Make Your Home Look Brand New

We all want our homes to look nice, but major renovations can be expensive. Fortunately, tere are plenty of easy and affordable projects that can make your home look brand new. Here are some ideas to get you started.


#1 Give Your Walls a Fresh Coat of Paint

Painting is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to revitalize your home. A weekend project can cover up scuffs and stains and get rid of outdated schemes. 

Neutral hues like gray, warm white, and soft white create an airy, welcoming backdrop. Make accent walls pop with trending bold tones like navy blu or dark green. Update interior and exterior paint for a whole new look.

#2 Improving Lighting with New Fixtures

New light fixtures can instantly modernize a home. Swap out outdated ceiling fixtures, lamps, and bulbs for new ones. Energy Star LED bulbs last longer and use less energy. 

#3 Get Organized with Storage Solutions

Who couldn't use more storage? Get organized with these storage solution ideas:

  • Turn wasted areas, like under staircases, into storage closets. 
  • Install built-in shelves into clostets
  • Build window seats or benches with storage inside. 
  • Install garage storage systems to neatly tuck away tools and seasonal items.

Custom built-ins maximize space while adding value and style. 

#4 Breathe New Life into Existing Floors

While new floors are ideal and often most durable, existing ones can get a makeover:

  • Refinish hardwoods instead of replacing them. 
  • Shampoo carpets and area rugs. 
  • Paint a concrete floor for an instant transformation.
  • Patch damaged vinyl, laminate, or engineered wood. 
  • Upgrade bathrooms with easy peel-and-stick tile.

#5 Restore Wood Doors

Give your home's interior and exterior doors new life. Use sand paper, stain, or paint for exterior wood doors to restore their natural beauty and protect them from the elements. 

For interior doors, apply a clear coat of polyurethane over light sanding to revitalize the natural wood. Paint over stained doors for a crisp, updated look. Add new hardware for the final touch.

#6 Reface Cabinets with Paint or Stain

Dated cabinets don't necessarily need replacing. As long as they're sturdy, try painting or re-staining for dramatic results at a fraction of the cost. 

For paint, sand, fill holes, prime, and paint for a crisp, updated look. To stain, strip the paint completely, sand, and add a clear coat for warmth. 


With strategic low-cost upgrades like these, you can give your home an affordable mini makeover that makes it look and feel brand new again. Focus on high visual impact changes for a major transformation without breaking the bank.

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