43 Amazing Home Upgrades You Can Do Yourself

Home upgrades are generally thought to be expensive, time-consuming, and possibly needing of contractors, but many home upgrades you can do yourself for little money and just a few hours of your time or less. You don’t even need to be particularly crafty for many home upgrades, and the results will still be astounding.

From bedrooms to kitchens to bathrooms to garages and from appliances to furniture to windows to floors, you can upgrade nearly any part of your home on your own without having to be an expert in contracting or hire a contractor. Read on to find out more.

Bed Upgrade

thefujifiles

Attach curtain rods to the ceiling above your bed to make any bed into a canopy bed.

 

Garage

athoughtfulplaceblog

Dress up and cover up storage shelves with curtains.

 

Switch Upgrade

memyselfndiy

It’s amazing what an improvement those frames make. Find out how to do this yourself here.

 

Curtain Hanging

apartmentdecoronabudget

Hang your curtains like the “do” picture so those windows look big and airy, rather than cramped.

 

Cord Upgrade

housetweaking

If you’re sick of those black cords laying around, trying using cord covers.

 

Cupboard Upgrade

weatheredornot

This tutorial will show you how to give your cupboards some texture and make them look brand new.

 

Ceiling Lamp Upgrade

apartmenttherapy

Put a lampshade over an eyesore ceiling fixture to improve its look.

 

Storage Cabinet Upgrade

howfantasticblog

Use crown molding to make inexpensive cabinets look classy.

 

Shelving

familyhandyman

Upgrade your cabinets by adding shelves to the top. Here’s how.

 

Shower Curtains

countryliving

Higher shower curtains make it seem like you have higher ceilings.

Baseboard Upgrade

thehouseofsmiths

Use a little paint to upgrade your baseboards to look extra thick with this how-to.

 

Shower Curtains

apartmenttherapy

Make your shower look classy with parting shower curtains.

 

Window Frost

annabelvita

You can use cornflour to frost your windows. Check it out.

 

Window Make-Over

softsurroundings

Hanging curtains from a curved shower rod will make the window look larger.

 

Cabinet Doors

elizabethburnsdesign

Make your cabinet doors look brand new by adding trim. Here’s how.

 

Dressed Up Bed

matouk

Make your bed like fancy hotels do for an easy bed upgrade.

 

Closet

lonelyfashion

Exposed closet rods can be upgraded with shelf brackets.

 

Back Splash

dimplesandtangles

Don’t like your back splash? Use plastic tiles to give it a make over.

 

Rug Upgrade

everafterblueprint

Use carpet underlayment as a rug pad for the cushy softness without the expense.

 

Curtains

haier

Go multi-colored on sheer curtains for a beautiful effect.

Tie Backs

affliatepig

This simple and inexpensive trick will have your curtains looking fashionable in no time.

 

Wainscoting

centsationalgirl

You can use picture frames to achieve this look. Check it out.

 

Rugs

burlapandlaceblog

Learn how to best position your rub to upgrade the look of your whole room.

 

Fridge Upgrade

diynetwork

Paint your fridge in stainless steel paint (yep, you can do that) for an instant upgrade.

 

Stone Countertop

rainonatinroof

You don’t need to install stone to get the stone look. Check out this tutorial.

 

Kitchen Upgrade

houzz

Replace a fake drawer with a paper towel holder for a handy upgrade and better use of space.

 

TV

decoratingyoursmallspace

Molding trim is a great way to upgrade the look of your TV.

 

Floor Upgrade

designertrapped

Get rid of the unsightly linoleum without getting rid of it!

 

Garage Door Upgrade

twopeasinabucket

Instead of installing windows in your garage door to upgrade it, just paint fake oneson.

 

Dining Table

flutterflutter

Use wooden planks to give your boring dining room table a completely new look.

Kitchen Storage

henrybuilt

Make bread boxes in your counters if your crafty.

 

Wires

freshcrush

A shower curtain rod can be used to hide TV wires.

 

Outlet Cover Swap

thespacebetween

If you find your outlet covers don’t sit flush against the wall, this trick will fix it!

 

Air Vent

curbalert

Make-over your air vent using a mat. Check out this tutorial.

 

Split Doors

ourhomegrownspud

Make a split door with this tutorial.

 

Mirrored Doors

kevinandamanda

Just add framed mirrors to the doors. Paint them to match the door if necessary.

 

Restaining Furniture

frugalflourish

Update your wooden furniture by removing the old stain and restaining it. Here’s how.

 

Bathroom

reddoorhome

Upgrade your bathroom with an accent ceiling.

 

Floor Vents

artsychicksrule

Make it look like you replaced all your floor vents just by using spray paint.

 

Mirrors

lizmarieblog

Upgrade your bathroom mirror with a frame with this tutorial.

 

Window Dressing

angelosattic

Make your windows fancier with crown molding.

 

Half-Paint

clivetompsett

To make your ceilings look high, paint your walls only half way up.

 

Vanity

hometalk

Looking like you got a brand new vanity takes $20 and a couple hours.

 

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