5 Home Improvements Projects Under $150

 March 1, 2017
Posted by jenn

Tackle common home improvement projects and transform often-overlooked spaces with simple and budget-friendly solutions. Try one — or more — of these quick, affordable mini makeovers to help your home look better, live larger, and work harder.

Boost Kitchen Storage

Whether your kitchen is large or small, ample storage is always a selling point. Take advantage of unclaimed wall or corner space with open shelves to keep dishes, spices, and cookware within easy reach. Embellish plain shelves with decorative brackets to add personality. If you frequently entertain, consider mounting a wine rack next to cabinetry.

Embellish the Entrance

Millwork adds rich character to rooms throughout your home, so why not use it to dress up your entryway, too? Pull elements of indoor style outdoors to give your exterior a sophisticated look. Frame your front door surround with millwork, and paint it to coordinate it with your home exterior.

Banish Closet Clutter

One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to closet storage and organization systems. Maximize your closet capacity and cut the clutter with easy, affordable ideas that work for your routine and your stuff. Before rushing off to the store for a new closet organizer, measure your closet space, take an inventory of what’s being stored, and consider your current and future lifestyle.

Repurpose an Armoire

An unused hutch, armoire, or bookcase can quickly transform into a beverage station with a little paint and creativity. Store bottles and beverage glasses on open shelves for easy access while entertaining. You can also free up shelf space by outfitting the underside of a shelf with hanging storage for wine glasses. Use drawers and cabinets below to store serving trays, utensils, and linens.

Upgrade a Small Appliance

Small, accessible appliances lend a big hand in the kitchen — especially on busy weeknights. Streamline efficiency at the hub of your home with a new appliance, such as a microwave, toaster, blender, or espresso machine

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Taken from Home and Garden.

 

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