If you’re a homeowner, you most likely have a list of cool home improvement projects you dearly want to do. But, you also flinch every time you see the cost estimates! After all, bathroom remodels and kitchen renovations might set you back over $50,000. Most people don’t have that kind of money lying around. Luckily, there might be some home improvement hacks you can do inexpensively.

In fact, there are many kinds of home improvements for small or large houses that transform the way you do everyday chores or the look of your home for just a few hundred bucks or fewer. From practical tips to simple budget ornamental ideas that boost the curb value of your home, here are our top home improvement popular hacks.

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5 Home Improvement Hacks for 2020

① Invest in a Gutter Guard

Unclogging gutters is everybody’s least favorite chore. Fortunately, getting yourself one of the best gutter guards on the market prevents a lot of hassle on your end. This is a quick and easy way to extend the life expectancy of your gutters, as well as prevent the need to climb up on your latter for some gutter cleaning.

② Add Crown Molding for a Dramatic Room Makeover

Crown molding is one of the most inexpensive yet simple ways to dramatically update a room. At only $3 per foot, you will be surprised what a difference crown molding makes to the areas where your ceiling meets the walls. 

As a bonus, the intricate details will draw the eyes of visitors up which makes the ceilings of the room appear higher.

③ Plug It In

Have any of your guests (or even yourself) wondered where the nearest outlet is to charge their devices? A simple solution to this is by installing some charging stations built into any room of your house. Whether you work on a DIY built-in charging station set up or purchase an already made one to install, this is a tech-savvy addition that is sure to impress your guests.

Consider installing a charging station in your kitchen, as this is a popular location for the whole family and electronic devices are often used to play music or display recipes. You have a lot of options here–add a line of outlets underneath your upper cabinets, in a pull-out drawer, or even have a designated shelf within one of your cabinets.

④ Front Door Makeover

Picking a bold hue and painting your front door has a significant impact on the low price of a small can of paint. Your entryway gets a completely new look that makes it feel fresher and cleaner. It’s also surprising what a pop of purple or other bright colors can do for the overall exterior appearance of your home.

⑤ Modernize Your Lighting

Do you want a major visual change to your home that does not include a structural change? Then, a great option is to try updating one or more light fixtures. A DIY cover-up for old ceiling light is inexpensive and easy. It is also worth looking into the many modern lighting fixture designs.


These are just a few of the many options you have for shortcuts and easy starts to your home remodel. It is helpful to write out a list of daily challenges you face so that you know what you want to tackle first.

You don’t need to have a small fortune hidden away to scratch that renovation itch. You will still get your home to a look you love by making these five simple and small changes!

Do you have any suggestions or questions? If so, please leave them in the comments below. We also include several links below to take you to more excellent articles about all things design.


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