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    29 Easy Home Updates That Won't Break The Bank

    It doesn't take a bunch of money (or major home improvement skills) to transform your home in subtle ways that make all the difference.

    1. Transform your plain ol' furniture with stencils that'll turn anything into a stunning work of art!

    A wood coffee table with the stenciled white paisley pattern on top

    2. Arrange some mirrored decals in any pattern you can think of to dress up your walls and make small rooms feel a little bit bigger.

    A reviewer's set of hexagon-shaped mirrors on the wall

    3. Upgrade your kitchen walls with mold-, heat-, and moisture-resistant peel-and-stick faux-gel tile backsplash that'll make it look like you shelled out for a full on renovation when you did no such thing.

    4. Easily bring your filthy tile floors back to life with a grout pen that works like a regular marker so that even the least handy person can easily cover up the years of dirt and grime keeping your bathroom from ever looking truly clean.

    5. Add some peel-and-stick wallpaper to boring walls to make them feel more homey, then simply remove when you are looking for a change!

    The all-white, faux-brick print paper

    6. Trick guests into thinking your countertops are made from expensive marble with a DIY paint kit that costs much less than replacing them altogether.

    7. Add some colorful art to your walls that'll make you smile and, tbh, could also serve as inspo for your other decor choices.

    Watercolor and pencil artwork of dogs in a colorful bedroom

    8. And while you're at it, why not designate an area in your home to showcase all of your favorite art with a gallery wall kit that includes seven frames, a hanging template, hardware, and a set of black and white prints you can use to fill the space between other art pieces and family photos.

    A set of seven differently sized photo frames arranged on a wall

    9. Instead of tossing scratched up furniture, use a wood filler kit to make them look magically reborn.

    10. Paint your cabinets instead of buying brand-new ones to freshen up the vibe in your kitchen.

    11. And while you're in cabinet mode, replace those outdated handles with some sleek drawer handles that'll look much more modern.

    12. Try out a surprisingly easy-to-use conversion kit to transform recess lighting into charming pendant lighting that'll add a little je ne sais quoi to your space.

    A display showing recess lighting that has been converted to pendant style lighting with red light shades

    13. Use some vinyl marble gloss contact paper to add a glossy finish and extra character to surfaces, photo frames, and more.

    14. Add a stylish distressed Persian area rug that'll make your living room look like it's straight out of a magazine.

    The rug on a wood floor in a sitting room

    15. Or grab a printed rug to add texture to a room desperately in need of some personality.

    The patterned rug in a living room with couches

    16. Replace ancient cabinet hardware with much more modern-looking pulls that are a breeze to install.

    A reviewer showing the old pull and the new pull

    17. Make almost anything around your home look brand-new with some spray paint that'll turn it into something uniquely yours.

    18. Add a sleek planter to your wall that'll show off all your green friends without using up any precious floor space.

    19. Nab some pom-pom pillow covers that can freshen up your entire living room without investing a bunch of time and money into redecorating.

    The green pillow covers with pom poms

    20. Shake up the entryway to your home with some front door paint that comes in a variety of bold *and* subtle colors to meet your exact style preferences.

    21. Revive worn-looking wooden surfaces with a some wood finisher that'll banish marks and scratches while giving them a fresh glossy look.

    22. Easily add a set of cute carriage-style magnets to your garage door to give it an extra dose of charm you'll love looking at every time you pull in the driveway.

    23. Make your shower feel much more luxurious by adding an easy-to-install dual-spray showerhead that includes a handheld sprayer perfect for cleaning those hard-to-reach places.

    The shower head and the handheld sprayer with a steady stream of water coming out

    24. Swap out discolored, cracked, and generally unexciting switch-plates for some shiny gold covers that'll make you feel like you're living in a fancy mansion.

    The gold cover over double light switches

    25. Use some cool blue paint to change things up and make any room feel brand-new. Or if blue isn't your vibe, check out some other color options here!

    26. Add an LED light strip around your mirror so you can feel like a Hollywood star every time you're doing your makeup routine.

    Vanity with a three-section mirror, each with a ring of lights around the outside, illuminating it

    27. Utilize your empty walls for extra storage space by installing some floating shelves to show off your fun collection of knick knacks, display your ever-growing pile books, or hold items that simply won't fit anywhere else.

    28. Or put up a set of five honeycomb-style hexagon shelves that'll give your walls a little more pizzazz! You can hang them individually or combine them to create a geometric pattern that's all your own! They're great for displaying decor, housing your plants, or offering an extra spot to store clutter.

    the shelves holding flowers and a figurine

    29. And finally, hang up a handmade coat rack complete with nine hooks and a generous amount of shelf space to keep your coats, keys, hats, decor, and other objects nice and tidy while adding some rustic charm to your space.

    the Key and Coat Rack mounted on a wall wit a jacket, umbrella, and keys hanging from several hooks

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