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    27 Cheap Ways To Upgrade Your Home

    From updated bathtubs to gorgeous walls — here are some affordable projects you might be able to get done without the help of a professional.

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    1. Restore stained grout on your tiled floors and walls with a grout pen that's mold-resistant and covers up to 60 meters of grout area.

    2. Add a peel-and-stick subway tile backsplash to give your kitchen (or bathroom) an upgrade that doesn't require any actual tiling work.

    3. Or go with a more colorful peel-and-stick faux-gel tile backsplash that's mold-, heat-, and moisture-resistant.

    4. Swap your old cabinet and drawer handles to update your kitchen without having to do any renovations.

    5. Convert any nook, cranny, or shabby closet into an organized oasis without having to drill a single hole — by securing an adjustable clothing rack that suctions onto your floor and ceiling.

    6. Refinish your tub using a simple two-part kit that's moisture- and corrosion-resistant and will have you soaking in your gorgeous new tub in just about three days.

    7. Create a charming accent wall with peel-and-stick paper that can be easily removed when it's time to get your security deposit back.

    8. Reseal all those unsightly cracks in your tub and tile by filling them up with caulk sealant to help make your bathroom look new again.

    9. For under $20 you can convert your recess lighting into pendant lightening using a simple conversion kit — super-gorgeous lights you get to pick out based on your taste and preferences not included.

    10. Or you can upgrade your recess lighting with easy-to-install medallions to help add a little character.

    11. Clip on these acrylic dome light fixtures to your eyesore ceiling lights that would normally just be an exposed bulb.

    12. Get the appliances you've always wanted for a fraction of the price with a liquid stainless-steel range and dishwasher kit.

    13. And for a little bit more you can get a liquid stainless-steel fridge kit that'll help transform your giant icebox.

    14. Bulk up your baseboards with paint and extra trim instead of replacing them.

    15. Upgrade your countertops to faux granite with a DIY paint kit instead of spending a fortune to replace it.

    16. Give your house the perfect red lip by painting your front door a rich red color (or any color!).

    17. And cover door scuffs and prevent new damage with a metal kick plate.

    18. Add molding on top of cabinets to give them that built-in, custom-made look.

    19. Paint your cabinets to give your kitchen that just-remodeled feeling for pennies versus what it would cost to replace them.

    20. Get some serious curb appeal by sanding down and painting rusted railings.

    21. Update light switches to solar-programmable switches to help give your home a fresh look and a tech upgrade.

    22. Add privacy and a touch of elegance with "leaded-glass" film that'll make your windows and glass doors look super expensive.

    23. Line the inside of your cabinets, wrap the top of an old piece of furniture, or upgrade your favorite Ikea frame with vinyl marble gloss contact paper.

    24. Update the showerhead and faucet in your bathroom to give yourself a mini spa experience.

    25. And consider these useful tips for upgrading your bathroom.

    26. Adding a fresh coat of paint to get that pop of color (or to get rid of it) will give your home a touch-up without costing you a fortune.

    27. And you can install nickel-plated soft-close hinges to give even your older-than-old cabinets a sturdy and gentle feel.

    Now we said we wouldn't need help for these improvements, but we'd make some exceptions.

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