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DIY Home Projects Under $50: Easy & Affordable Updates for Your Home

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Who doesn’t love a good home renovation project? If you ask my husband he would say “no one”, but his opinion on the subject rarely counts lol! Am I right ladies?! For the sake of my husband’s sanity, and all the other husbands out there… today we are talking about home updates on a budget. Whether you’re a seasoned DIY-er or just starting out, these DIY updates are for you. In this blog post, I’ll take you through some easy and affordable DIY projects that you can complete for under $50.

DIY Updates: Doorknobs

Replacing old or outdated doorknobs is a quick and painless way to update the look of your home from builder-grade to custom. With a wide variety of styles and finishes available, you’re sure to find the perfect doorknob to match your home’s decor. Many new doorknobs can be purchased for under $50 and can be easily installed with a screwdriver. Plus, updating your doorknobs can provide added security to your home, so it’s a win-win!

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via SchoolHouse.com

DIY Updates: Add Shelves

Shelving is a great way to add storage and display space to your home, and it can be easily installed with even the most novice of DIYer. Whether you’re looking to organize your kitchen, bathroom, or garage, shelving units or brackets can be purchased for under $50 and come in a variety of styles and finishes. If your feeling daring, try making your own shelves. There are so many amazing DIYs out there. Some of my favorites are listed below. And not only will adding shelving provide you with more storage, but it will also give you the opportunity to display your favorite decor pieces in a super cute way.

Adorable DIY painted shelves via A Glass of Bovino


Stunning marble DIY shelves via The Linen Rabbit. 

DIY Updates: Paint

A fresh coat of paint can make a huge difference in the look of a room. Whether you choose a neutral color to create a calming atmosphere or a bold color to make a statement, painting is an affordable way to update your home’s decor. Be sure to invest in good-quality paint and brushes to ensure a professionally finished look. And if you’re feeling extra creative, try adding some molding or wallpaper to add a unique touch.

via Studio McGee

DIY Updates: Light Fixtures

Replacing outdated light fixtures is a quick and easy way to update the look of your home. From modern chandeliers to sleek pendant lights, there are plenty of options to choose from to match your personal style. Be sure to follow proper safety precautions when installing them. Plus, updating your light fixtures can provide better lighting for your home and may help save on energy costs. Not to mention, adding a cute light fixture can add endless character to your home.

via Pinterest

DIY Updates: Hardware

Replacing old or outdated hardware, such as cabinet handles or drawer pulls, can make a big impact in your home. With a variety of finishes to choose from, such as brushed nickel, brass, or oil-rubbed bronze, you can easily update your hardware to match your home’s decor. Depending on the finish you are looking for, there are some great low-cost options. There are many options at places like Wayfair, Amazon, and Home Depot. Plus, updating your hardware can make your cabinets and drawers easier to open and close, providing added functionality to your space.

via Wayfair

3 1/2" Center to Center Cup/Bin Pull Multipack

via Wayfair

These are the ones we purchased when we updated our kitchen drawer pulls. The quality is great and the price really can’t be beat for this shape & style.


By completing these DIY projects, you can easily and affordably update your home and add value and a little bit more of you to your space. So, roll up your sleeves and get ready to transform your home into a space you’ll love to live in!

To see some budget home decor options to add to your home update, check out this post.




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