Barry du Bois shares his favourite home updates for under $100

These improvement tips will help you refresh your house for less!
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Are you eager to refresh your living space but concerned about the cost? 

You can revitalise your home without breaking the bank. Even with a budget of under $100, DIYers and crafters can achieve remarkable transformations. 

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Start with a clean-out

Look for affordable baskets, bins, and organisers to keep items neatly stored away. 

Utilise under-bed storage containers or hanging organisers in closets, and incorporate furniture pieces with built-in storage to provide both functionality and aesthetic appeal. 

Paint the town (or room)

Once you’ve cleared out any unnecessary items, give your walls a fresh coat of paint. Choose calming, neutral tones to create a sense of serenity, or opt for vibrant colours to infuse energy into the room.

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Home Accessories

Update your home with new curtains, throw pillows, or rugs. A patterned rug or a set of coordinating throw pillows can add character and warmth to any space.

Get Artsy

Consider creating shelves from repurposed materials or using floating shelves to showcase decorative pieces. Incorporate hanging organisers for displaying photos and trinkets. 

Accessories are an easy way to add character (Credit: Supplied)

Lighten Up

Effective lighting can create an illusion of spaciousness. Choose energy-efficient LED bulbs for long-term cost savings.

Strategically placed floor or table lamps can illuminate dark corners, making the area feel more inviting.  

Everything but the kitchen sink

Give your kitchen or bathroom a facelift by updating the cabinet hardware. Replace worn-out handles and knobs with more modern options. 

Utilise drawer dividers or organisers to maximise storage efficiency, keeping items neatly arranged and easily accessible. 

A fresh coat of paint can work wonders (Credit: Supplied)

Back to Nature

Plants not only purify the air but also add a sense of tranquility to any room. Incorporate indoor plants in stylish and functional ways. 

Utilise vertical wall planters or hanging baskets to save floor space while creating a lush and vibrant environment. 

Favourite Feature 

If you’re feeling confident in your DIY abilities, consider a feature wall. Measure the dimensions of the wall and wallpaper, leaving an extra inch at the top and bottom for trimming. 

Apply wallpaper adhesive to the back of the wallpaper or directly to the wall, following the manufacturer’s instructions. 

Starting from the top, carefully position the wallpaper onto the wall, smoothing it out with a wallpaper brush or a clean, damp sponge. 

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With a budget of under $100, you can transform your living spaces into beautiful, organised, and clutter-free havens, and optimise your home’s functionality and style. 

There are countless ways to update your home on a shoestring budget, so embrace your creativity, re-imagine your space, and embark on a budget0friendly home improvement journey!

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