Quick and Cheap DIY Upgrades to Freshen Up the Look and Feel of Your Home

Posted on: 2019-12-15


The longer you live in your home, the more you notice how outdated the look of your home is. Before you rush into a costly home renovation, there are some quick and cheap DIY upgrades you can do to freshen up the look and feel of your home.

Parabola Developments is all about home renovation and we want to help you perk up your home’s decor by looking at fast and cost-effective ways you can liven up your living space room by room:


Paint your kitchen cabinets.

Instead of completely replacing your kitchen cabinets, a fresh coat of paint (or two) may be all it takes to give your kitchen an updated look.

Change cabinet handles.

Along with painting your cabinets, adding new cabinet handles is a quick and inexpensive way to upgrade your cabinetry.

Add molding to cabinets.

With a wide variety of molding styles to choose from, you can easily give your kitchen a classic and unique look.

Add a backsplash.

If your kitchen doesn’t already have one, you can easily add a backsplash to spruce up the space.

Consider using peel and stick tile for your backsplash as a low-cost alternative.

Living room

Add a slipcover to your couch.

Slipcovers are the best accessory you can invest in for your living room. You can change the entire look and feel of our couch in just a few minutes.

Design a gallery wall.

If you have a big blank wall in your living room, you can design and implement a gallery wall. Use different styles and sizes of frames to create a fun and unique look.


Paint the floor tiles.

Yes, you can paint floor tiles, which is far more cost-efficient and less labor-intensive as ripping up the entire floor.

Switch out the faucets.

Changing your bathroom’s faucets is a simple way to upgrade the style of the room, especially if you replace them with something classy and unique.


Change your curtains.

A simple switch to your curtains can really update the look of your bedroom. Consider hanging them outside and above the frame to make your windows look bigger.

Repaint your dresser.

Breathe life into an old dresser by giving it a new paint job. Consider getting creative with patterns and stenciling.

Around the home

Replace outlet and light switch covers.

White plastic covers tend to get dirty and turn yellow over time. Replacing them with new covers, or even painting them, will freshen up the look of your entire home.

Paint your walls and baseboards.

It’s amazing what a simple paint job can do to a space. Stick to neutral colors and don’t forget to give your baseboards a nice, crisp coat of white.

Add wallpaper to one wall.

Wallpaper may seem like a pricey endeavor when covering multiple walls but creating one focal wall is a low-cost way to update any room.

Add molding to window frames.

You can grab some molding and install it around your window frame for a quick upgrade that makes the window look larger.


Paint your front door.

Curb appeal accounts for a definite increase in a home’s value. Before you tear down the siding, give your front a fresh coat of paint in a popping color.

Add plants to your entryway.

If you’re not one for gardening, you can amp your home’s curb appeal by adding a few potted plants in and around your porch and entryway.

Are you ready for a reno?

If these quick and easy DIY’s aren’t doing enough to fresh up the look of your home, contact the professional contractors at Parabola Developments to see how you can completely transform the style and feel of your dwelling.