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28 Simple Ways To Improve Your Home In 2017

Finally put those Pinterest boards to good use. The products in this post were updated in April 2018.

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2. Swap out old gate hardware for something substantial and pretty, like this ornamental pull and latch, to give your outdoor rooms a little special treatment.

3. Paint an old ceiling fan — without removing it from the ceiling — a modern shade instead of shelling out for a new one.

inmyownstyle.com

Get the full tutorial (including how to DIY a spray painting booth) on In My Style here.

Get the supplies from Amazon: quart of Rust-Oleum ultra cover premium latex for $16.63 and can of Rust-Oleum gloss white spray paint for $3.98

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5. Ravamp ugly kitchen cabinets with chalk paint and new pulls. (Swapping out your kitchen cabinets for a new set can cost you $10K+!!!)

Amy Howard Home

Watch the full tutorial from Amy Howard at Home on YouTube here.

Get the supplies from Ace Hardware: One Step Chalk Paint for $15.99, Light Antique Wax for $15.99, and Dark Antique Wax for $15.99

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8. Sponge on a pricey looking faux-stone countertop — at a fraction of the cost for the real deal — with a granite paint kit.

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Watch the full tutorial from Giani on YouTube here.

Get a large kit (enough for a kitchen) from Amazon for $79.40+. / Available in four colors.

9. Install an accent wall with temporary wallpaper tiles in cool patterns you'd be scared to use in actual wallpaper.

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12. (Temporarily) disguise ugly tile with a faux tin-tile fireplace surround.

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Get the full tutorial on How About Orange here.

Get a 18"x24" faux tin-tile panel from Amazon for $19.95. / Available in several patterns.

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18. Carve out some space for a (pretty) mudroom with a rustic entryway coat rack and a few storage accessories to complete the nook.

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Get the full coat rack tutorial on Liz Marie Blog here.

Complete the rest of the look with products from Amazon: heavy-duty boot tray for $29.99, storage step stool for $45.99, and 3'x5' jute rug for $39.42

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20. Designate a cute place to entertain in your backyard by building a cool outdoor buffet.

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Get the full tutorial on Oleander + Palm here.

DIY a similar look by putting two metal cabinets together from IKEA for $35 each.

22. Mask an ugly concrete balcony surface with interlocking teak flooring tiles that can be easily uninstalled.

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24. Establish a garden focal point with an easy to install trellis or arbor.

26. Liven up a linen closet by painting shelf edges a bright hue from a paint sample. Then use some scrap leather to make sophisticated labels.

27. Add some style to your bedroom without losing any space with a peel-and-stick headboard wall decal.