5 Design Updates You Can Make For Under $100

5 Design Updates You Can Make For Under $100

Whether you’re a new homeowner, a homeowner ready to sell, or an investor looking for budget-friendly updates to make to a renovation, there are hundreds of things you can do to update the designs in your home that cost under $100. Let’s take a look at some great examples to get your creative juices flowing.


Let’s begin with the outside of your home- in the yard. Since you are in a colder climate, consider planting some evergreen trees. The estimated cost for 2 baby evergreens is $90. But, if you really want to go all out, plant as many as it takes to form a “screen” on the northern side of your yard so you can block the cold winds of winter. The evergreen grows at an estimated rate of 3.5 feet a year, so you can have a full blown forest in just a few years!

New Kitchen Hardware

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For $50 or less you can update the look of your kitchen cabinets. The hardware (handles and visible hinges) is one of the first things that begins to date a kitchen. Take gold vs silver for instance. A year ago gold hardware would have been out of style, but this year it’s the next big thing (yet again).

Lighting (Inside and Out)

Let’s be honest with ourselves; the stained glass lamps are not brightening up the living room like they should and it’s time they go. Replace them with inexpensive updated lighting that’s brighter and more current for only $50-$100. For the best deals on lighting shop at discount stores in the Northern Virginia area.


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Whether you’re updating your own home or staging one for selling or renting purposes, new bedding will completely transform a room. You don’t necessarily have to buy plush, expensive bedding either. In the picture about you can see that even the simplest of ideas can make a room complete.


In, out, up or down, a fresh coat of paint will transform any room. Paint a ceiling for a dramatic effect. Paint a spotted concrete floor for a sleek finish. Paint the outside, or the inside. $100 worth of paint will go far, so more than one area of the house can get a design update  within the $100 budget.

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