8 Budget Home Improvement Ideas You'll Love

These affordable home improvement ideas are just what you need to get those creative (and thrifty) juices flowing!

By: Megan Horst-Hatch, Editor,
Budget Home Improvement Ideas

If you're in your home for the long haul, then giving a room or two in your home a new look can go a long way. But what do you do if you're on a budget? With this collection of budget home improvements, you can complete a number of upgrades and room refreshes without spending a lot of money.

Before taking on any home improvement project, you should consult your municipality's ordinances regarding restrictions and regulations. For the most part, though, transforming a room in your home on a budget will go off without a hitch, and you'll have a brand new room you'll love to show off to guests. Typically when remodeling on a budget, paint is the main focus, but you can spend a small amount of money on details that truly go a long way. Below are eight ideas for how to renovate just about any part of your home without spending an arm and a leg.

With these projects, you can take a step back after that last coat of paint and be proud that you made something beautiful without spending a lot of money!

Galley Kitchen Update

What do you do when you have big dreams for your kitchen, but only have a tiny budget? This chic and stylish galley kitchen update just might be the answer! Don't pick up that sledgehammer just yet, as this project gave a refreshed look to existing features and fixtures in the kitchen. This thrifty project is a great example of working with what you already have at home.

Image and project via Better Homes & Gardens.

Estimated cost: Less than $500.

Galley Kitchen Update

Budget Fixer-Upper Kitchen

Are you looking for a way to give your ktichen a fresh and new look? You'll be inspired to get to work on this project when you take a look at the major fixer-upper by Sarah Lemp from the website All Things with Purpose! The kitchen remodel results in a light and airy look that is both welcoming and conducive for entertaining. 

Image and project via Sarah Lemp, All Things with Purpose.

Estimated cost: Less than $300.

Budget Fixer-Upper Kitchen

Two-Day Bathroom Makeover

Does your bathroom look like it could use a makeover? You don't need to spend a lot of money or time on giving it a fresh and new look! This bathroom makeover was completed in about two days and gives the room a bright, beautiful design. You'll especially love the use of the rope shelf, which can be used to stash extra towels, knickknacks, and even live plants.

Image and project via Charleston Crafted

Estimated cost: Less than $800

Two-Day Bathroom Makeover

Colorful Bedroom Makeover

With this bedroom remodel, Kristi from the blog Addicted 2 Decorating gave a bedroom a complete makeover and saved money by repurposing items she already had on hand at home. The result is a beautiful bedroom that's perfect for lounging and relaxing! The bedroom uses an assortment of vivid colors, resulting in a room improvement that has a broad palette of colors that doesn't feel overwhelming.

Image and project via Addicted 2 Decorating.

Estimated cost: $700-$800

Colorful Bedroom Makeover

Budget Bathroom Project

Bathrooms are some of the most fun transformations, and they're great places to let your creativity shine when it comes to budgeting. Small changes like updating fixtures and refinishing your bathtub can make all the difference, and this budget bathroom renovation is a great example of that. Just a few changes, some paint, and a lot of hard work, and this bathroom went from dark and dreary to vibrant and clean. 

Image and project via Beautiful Matters.

Estimated cost: Less than $950

Budget Bathroom Project

Kitchen and Dining Room Makeover

Kitchens and dining rooms are some of the most used rooms in your house. So why not put a little bit of money into making them extra special. It doesn't take much, either -- this renovation of the kitchen and dining room was only $500 and created a gorgeous, clean, and cohesive space that's truly stunning.

Image and project via Beautiful Matters.

Estimated cost: $500

Kitchen and Dining Room Makeover

Budget Curb Appeal

One of the easiest and most noticeable ways to improve your home on a budget is by making updates to improve the curb appeal. When it comes to sprucing up the front of your home, it's all about the details. Using the shape of your home, the plants and bushes you've chosen, and the accent colors in the front door, shutters, and mailbox can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your home.

Image and project via Better Homes & Gardens.

Estimated cost: $200

Budget Curb Appeal

Backyard Makeover

When it comes to home improvements, you can't forget about your backyard! Whether you use your yard for relaxing, playing, or entertaining - or even all three - having a beautifully landscaped yard is always a welcome addition to a home. What do you do if your garden is less of a lush lawn and more of a patch of ground? With this gorgeous and budget-friendly backyard makeover, you can transform any outdoor space into a beautiful oasis that is perfect for your next backyard barbecue.

Image and project via Beginning in the Middle.

Estimated cost (minus furniture): $500-$600

Backyard Makeover

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It's nice to have gone improvement ideas that you can do on a budget. Renovation is expensive and lengthy but if you DIY you can save yourself he hassle. I love the bathroom rope handle organizer. It's very simple and cost efficient to make.


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