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8 Simple Home Upgrades That Won’t Kill Your Budget

Redecorating your space can be a big commitment, both in terms of time and cost. We’ve compiled a list of ideas for quick and DIY-able projects that will give your home a facelift.

1. Paint, paint, and more paint

Ok, so you might have seen this one coming since you’re reading a blog written by paint enthusiasts, but did you know that paint is one of the most “DIY-able” updates you can make to your space, has some of the biggest impact and is relatively inexpensive. 

Paint is number one on our list because of how dramatic of a change it makes. A fresh coat of paint can completely change the vibe of a room, making it feel completely refreshed. 

Looking for some paint project inspiration? Check out our list of ideas, and get planning your own transformation today!

Room with Blue Accent Wall

2. Bringing the outside inside 

Houseplants are very on trend right now and are a great way to liven up a space. Some varieties even have the added bonus of improving the air quality in your home. Snake plants for example, release oxygen at night which will improve your sleep, and can help filter the air in your home. 

House plants are also the gift that keeps on giving - many can be split as they grow to create more and more plants to decorate your home.

Snake Plants with Blue Background

3. Put your best foot forward with a refreshed entryway

The space around your front door is the first thing that everyone coming into your home will see, so it’s worth putting in a little effort to make sure it fits with your style. A bold painted front door is a perfect way of adding a pop of colour and making your home as welcoming as possible 

This is the most challenging place in your house to declutter, as most of the items that live here are used often, if not daily. Items such as shoes, coats, bags, and scarfs are notoriously hard to organize, especially if not everyone in your home is as on board with your neat and tidy plans as you are. Cubbies, baskets, and hooks make it easy to manage clutter while still being functional for everyday use, and can really improve the look of a previously cluttered entryway.

Mint Entryway with Cubbies

4. Replace worn electrical covers

Lightswitch

One of the easiest and low cost upgrades you can make to a space is replacing the covers on light switches and outlets. Fresh, sleek plates can cost as little as $2, and all you need is a screwdriver to install them. While they won’t necessarily be the showstoppers in your design plans, they will certainly be noticed if they’re dated or dirty- which can happen quickly due to the amount of use they get.

5. Transform doors and cupboards

Painted Chest of Drawers Entryway with Grey Door

Replacing cupboards and doors is a great way to update a home, but it also can be time consuming and costly. Painting is the perfect alternative, as it’s relatively quick and significantly cheaper than replacing your still functional cupboards and doors. A fresh coat of paint can turn your previously boring cupboards into eye catching aspects of your home design. Digby’s semi-gloss paint works fantastically on sanded and cleaned doors and cupboards, and with our 60 designer curated colours you’re sure to find a hue you love.

6. Say goodbye to cracked caulking 

Cracked caulking is one of those little things that you may not specifically notice, but will drastically contribute to a bathroom or kitchen looking shabby and unloved. This project is as simple as applying a caulk remover (this softens up stubborn caulk), and then out with the old and in with the new! With a little alcohol to clean the surface in between.

Caulking Gun

7. Jazz up your basic mirrors

The struggle of the builder’s mirror is one most new homeowners are familiar with. While these unframed, large mirrors are very functional, most designers believe that mirrors should be a part of your room design as opposed to an afterthought. Framing is the name of the game when it comes to jazzing up these mirrors. Adding a pop of colour or even a sleek frame matching the dominant colours/materials in your room can help create a finished look.

Bathroom with Framed Mirror

8. Tidy up your worn trim and baseboards

Trim and baseboards are another one of those little details that you’re likely to miss when they’re fresh and done right, but can really have an impact on your design if they’re beat up and peeling. Digby’s Semi-Gloss finish is perfect for breathing new life into your trim and setting off your home design. Be sure to pick up some painters tape to make sure your edges are razor sharp!

White Baseboard Trim with Painter's Tape

These projects are all great ways to improve the look and feel of your space without becoming month long projects!

Don’t forget, the design experts here at Digby are always here to answer any questions you may have about your paint project. 

Message us on the support chat or email support@digbypaints.com to get the advice you need to start your project today!

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