Check out these home improvement ideas compiled by Realtor.com that can transform your home for a few hundred bucks, or less:
Front door face-lift
Painting your front door a bold hue adds plenty of impact for the price of one small can of paint (about $20).
At $3 per foot, crown molding is as affordable as can be and has a dramatic impact on the space where your walls meet the ceiling. Bonus: This ornate detail also draws the eyes up, making the ceiling appear higher.
Home and lifestyle blogger Amy Goetz of The Blissful Bee says upgrading a light fixture is the perfect solution for renters who can’t make any structural changes. Her DIY drum pendant cover-up cost just $25.
Switch plate switcheroo
Add instant interest to your room by simply swapping out the boring brass (or worse, white) switch plates. If you can’t find an eye-catching option that complements your decor, you can fashion one yourself, according to Cheryl Sousan of Tidy Mom. Using fabric and some basic crafts supplies, a new look can came together for easily under 10 bucks total.
A new kitchen faucet
Simply replacing a kitchen faucet with something new can give it a fresh look and make a statement —all for a few hundred bucks.
New cabinet hardware
Another affordable upgrade can be replacing the kitchen cabinetry hardware. Replacing outdated knob tops also applies to the drawer pulls in your bathroom, bedroom, and beyond.