5 Cheap Ways to Make Your Home Look Expensive

Have you taken a look around your home lately and decided it needed to be spruced up a bit? Every now and then both interior and exterior spaces can use some TLC to keep them looking their best.

But along with the usual upkeep of cleaning, clearing away clutter, and painting, there are other ways to keep your home updated without spending a small fortune.

Below are 5 cheap ways to make your home look expensive that could help.

1 Frames

In addition to the usual picture frames there are several other places you can add frames around your home to give it a more luxurious look. For example, did you know you could frame that simple bathroom mirror to make it look like a large, expensive one? Or, add a frame to a wall mounted television to give it the allusion of wall art. You can even add small picture frames to your light switch plates to dress them up somewhat. While inexpensive, these touches add elegance and style without adding a lot to your budget.

2 Tile

Kitchen and bathrooms are some of the more expensive areas to update in a home. To add a little pizzazz without hitting your bank account too hard, add some peel and stick backsplash tiles. You can find them at home improvement stores such as Home Depot, and they come in a variety of styles and colors to help you make your home look more current and trendy. To add to the appeal, they are easy to install, which means you can DIY this project and cut down on the expense of having to hire it done.

3 Countertops

Nothing says luxury in your bathrooms and kitchen like marble worktops. When choosing marble, each piece you look at is unique in its color and veining due to the way it’s made. Some choices are more economical than others, of course, but marble definitely makes a statement and can make your home look more expensive than it is.

4 Front Door

Creating a beautiful home should start from the outside. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “curb appeal,” and a new front door can add just that. There are many different styles and colors to consider as well as materials. You could even think about installing double front doors to help add to the allusion of a luxurious, expensive home. Replacing your front door could be just what your home needs to give it a welcoming appeal.

5 Trim

There are several areas you could add trim to make your home look more appealing. Baseboards and ceilings are obvious choices, but adding a little trim around windows and doors can upgrade the look of your home as well. Don’t forget faux molding around your upper kitchen cabinets. With the right trim choices, you can upgrade simple cabinets to a more expensive look.

Everyone’s home needs a helping hand now and then. Hopefully these 5 cheap ways to make your home look expensive can help you upgrade yours without you having to spend a small fortune to do it.

Of course, if you are looking to build your own home from scratch, then you might be interested in reading this post.

What are some other cheap ways to make your home look expensive?

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Sydney White is a Texas-born stay at home mom who enjoys spending time with her family, bargain hunting and, of course, writing. She is currently the editor-in-chief of Snipon.com.

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