120 easy and affordable DIY home improvement ideas to instantly add value to your home

Whether it’s increasing the resale value of your home or enhancing the curb appeal, improvement projects add to a home’s significant value. We have assembled the following 120 easy & affordable DIY home improvement projects and ideas to help you out.

Bedroom Remodeling Ideas

Most bedroom improvement projects are not pocket-friendly. However, you can explore the following DIY ones and save some cash.

01 of 120 Open Up the Bedroom with A Large Mirror: $40

Looking at yourself in full-length mirror is fun. It also allows maximum light into the room while also opening the room more effectively. You can place the mirror on a wall directly or slightly opposite the windows for maximum efficiency.

the Bedroom with A Large Mirro

02 of 120 Repaint the Room, with the Right Colors: Under $100

Painting a bedroom can be an intriguing idea, but considering the color scheme of the room makes it even better. Therefore, going for the colors that matter to you and compliment everything in the room is even better. Remember to paint the dressers too.

Paint the Room with the Right Colors

03 of 120 Build A Daybed (With Storage): $100

A DIY, beautiful, and functional bed with storage gives a huge sense of accomplishment, yet it’s highly affordable. When free, grab your drill and a circular saw, protective gear like safety goggles, hand gloves, dust masks, and a measuring tape and get it done.

Build A Daybed

04 of 120 DIY Bedroom Closet Door Makeover: $100 

You can perform this upgrade with only a nail gun, and a table saw. Brighten the room by replacing the old and ugly bi-fold doors with cheap hollow core ones. With wooden panels for creating the base, one or two paint coatings, and inexpensive sharp hinges, your upgrade will be done.

Closet Door Makeover

05 of 120 Try A Two-Tone Wall: Under $100

If you do not love a single tone wall paint, a two-tone one will suffice. Get a couple of paint cans, brushes, and painter’s tape and get down to work. You can go for a darker color covering the bottom half then do a few shades lighter on the top portion of the wall or do it sideways.

Try A Two Tone Wall

06 of 120 Upgrade to A Beadboard Ceiling: $60

A beautiful bedroom décor can be ruined by a hideous popcorn ceiling. A beadboard ceiling can, however, is an elegant yet inexpensive solution. Grab some beadboard from your hardware store, measure it out against the roof, and cut it to fit.

Upgrade to A Beadboard

07 of 120 Headboard Makeover: $100

A sleek headboard would add elegance to your bed and bedroom too. It is an idea that will not cost an arm and every handy homeowner with some spare time can get it done over one weekend.

Headboard Makeover

08 of 120 Build and Elegantly Tufted Bench: Under $40

A bench is not only for sitting on but also improving the appearance of a room. If you cannot buy from stores like Amazon, you can make one using unused wood.

You only need a brad nailer or hammer, nails, saw, sander, and paint. You can then make tufted benches for storage purposes too.

Elegantly Tufted Bench

09 of 120 Halogen Track Lighting: $150

Such lights can be used in a decorative and practical way of putting light exactly where it is needed. You can install them for highlighting objects and pictures. Alternatively, you can hang pendants around the room for brightening work surfaces, if you prefer grabbing a book to read before sleeping.

Halogen Track Lighting

10 of 120 Overhead Light Upgrade: $60

Drum shades have been the in-thing for long, even now. Even though most are expensive, you can visit craft or hardware stores and grab some affordable supplies for a cheap yet beautiful shade.

Overhead Light Upgrade

11 of 120 Full Storage Bed Frame: $35

Creating extra storage is crucial for children’s room to store their toys. You can upgrade their room with a full storage bed with tons of size compartments for storage. It might take extra time, but commitment, a drill, nail gun, and circular saw are all that you need.

Full Storage Bed Frame

12 of 120 Make A BookShelf for the Children’s Books: $100-200

Investing in a DIY bookshelf in bedrooms is better since you can store all books in one place. A tree bookshelf, for instance, can hold books and other objects like kid’s toys, making it a functional artwork. With a nail gun, tape measure, sander, and a circular saw plus wood blocks, you can get started.

BookShelf for the Children’s Books

13 of 120 Creating A Hidden Room: $1,500

A hidden room away is among the best bedroom remodeling ideas. If you desire that James Bond feeling of a secret agent, a secret room would be a worthy idea.

You can also make it a home office, study room, or for storage purposes. Not overly cheap though.

Hidden Room

14 of 120 Closet Storage: Under $100

A minimalist design closet is not only beautiful but also helps to clear clutter. You can grab a cheap shelving unit from your store or a used one from a trusted seller, give it a paint upgrade, and add rods for hooks and hangers, as well as attractive baskets for random objects’ storage.

closet storage under 100

15 of 120 Mirrors on Plain Closet Doors: $40/Door

This might sound like a professional task, but a DIYer can work on it effectively too. This will give you the best way of opening up the room and making the best use of natural light. Full-sized mirrors also make good practicality when you are getting dressed.

mirror plain closet

16 of 120 Adopt an Elegant Crown Molding: $100-300

If your room looks like a simple box, consider a crown molding upgrade. This involves trimming to connect walls to the ceiling and giving your room a classy touch. Crown molding can be bought from your local hardware.

Elegant Crown Molding

17 of 120 Making DIY Murphy Beds: $150

A murphy bed is great at saving space in small bedrooms, especially for children with their possessions. It can always be flipped up on the wall during cleaning or day time. On a low budget and the right tools, it is easy to make yours over the weekend.

Making DIY Murphy Beds

18 of 120 Add Blackout Curtains for Extra Touch of Elegance: Under $50/Set

Installing blackout curtains makes the room incredibly stylish while also regulating the amount of light getting in. Apart from the great look, they offer the room, the curtains block nearly all light that prevents you from getting quality sleep.

Blackout Curtains

19 of 120 Hang Art Around the Room: $50

If you are an art lover, hang some across the bedroom for inspirations or beautification purposes. Imagine a gold table lamp plus a dresser and a piece of art hanging behind them to remind you of your favorite pets, icons, or even as mementos. It will transform into a vignette rather than a simple plain surface yet, affordably.

Hang Art Around the Room

Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

Remodeling a kitchen is not only for professionals. A DIYer can make considerable changes yet, affordably. Check out the following ideas for kitchen improvement:

20 of 120 Handy Drawers Under the Sink Under $200

A cabinet below the sink is functional but not until you stuff too much into it at once. Drawers, on the other hand, can make finding and reaching things under the sink easy and faster. If you are handy enough, you can make such drawers too.

Handy Drawers Under the Sink

21 of 120 Work on A New Countertop Appearance Without Affordably: Under $150

If you cannot raise funds for granite countertops, you can work on yours. The results may differ, but granite paint may get the countertops a close second to granite countertops. A can of granite paint, paint brushes, and a painter’s tape are all that you need to get everything done.

New Countertop Appearance

22 of 120 Give Your Kitchen Cabinets A New Coat of Paint if they Are Worn Out: $80-100

Looking for a better DIY way of painting your kitchen cabinets like a professional? If the old paint is now shouting, “I’m ugly,” fix that quickly with a new coat of paint. It is as easy as picking cans of paint and brushes and challenging your spouse to join you.

Cabinets a Coat of Paint

23 of 120 Re-decorate the Kitchen with Some Artwork: $30

People seldom think of the kitchen when it comes to artwork. It too can go well with several tasteful pieces to add to its elegance. Do not freak out at the high costs some artwork run into because you can also assemble some cheap yet attractive ones and paint them too.

Re decorate the Kitchen with Some Artwork

24 of 120 Disguise the Whiteboard with A Picture Frame: Under $100

Is the whiteboard in need of a facelift? If yes, you can disguise it with your favorite or sentimental picture frames. Just buy some hinges and attach them by yourself and then fix the picture frames. You can now hide the unsightly appearance of shopping lists and messages.

Disguis the Whiteboard with A Picture Frame

25 of 120 Add Some Life to Your Kitchen with A New Backsplash: $50-80

If your paint is worn out, you can add a little creativity by adding a custom backsplash by yourself. Most backsplashes will go for $20-50, but they can be exceptionally functional. You can choose among them a pegboard, stencil, or beadboard backsplash to incorporate your desired ideas and get it done over the weekend.

New Backsplash

26 of 120 Faux Butcher Block Countertop: $50-100

A faux butcher block countertop comes second to a granite countertop in appearance. Since the latter is considerably costly, making yours with simple wooden planks may play for the better. You only need to fix the planks with a brad nailer and nails and then stain or paint them in an attractive manner.

Faux Butcher Block Countertop

27 of 120 Green Life in Your Kitchen: Under $20

If you are an adventurous person, why not go a little bit green in your kitchen with some floral? A few plants or herbs in old teacups or buckets may be practical and serve the purpose too. Depending on the look that you want, the space, as well as the light available, the type of plants may differ.

Green Life in Your Kitchen

28 of 120 Creative Vertical Storage for Your Baking Pans: Under $100

Most kitchens still feature a ridiculously old and short cabinet by the oven that carries way too many frying pans. The cabinet makes getting anything out difficult, but with simple and custom plywood shelves or dividers, a DIY project can change this and transform your cabinet into an easy-to-access and functional storage space.

Creative Vertical Storage for Your Baking Pans

29 of 120 Gooseneck Faucet: $60

Have you always desired to give your kitchen a special kind of attention like a designer would? If yes, why not go and buy a gooseneck faucet on Amazon or in your local store and fit it yourself? A gooseneck faucet is simply a thin and curved water outlet that adds elegance and functionalities compared to the standard faucets.

Gooseneck Fauce

30 of 120 Open Door Casing: Under $150

Modern kitchens have an open entry door(s). To make them more functional and elegant, you can add casing to the doors, a task that you can do over the weekend. Assemble a utility knife, Dremel saw max, miter saw, and a nail gun and get down to work.

Open Door Casing

31 of 120 Invest in Some Glass Cabinets: $150-200

Yes, a DIYer can work on glass cabinets by themselves and keep their budget low. Apart from lighting up the kitchen and making it more open, such cabinets also make it easy to find dishes, especially for guests. Depending on the number of dishes that you need in the cabinets, the number of cabinets may vary.

Glass Cabinets

32 of 120 Add A Beadboard Exterior to the Kitchen Island: Under $50

Have you ever thought of adding a beadboard exterior and give your cheap-looking kitchen an island looks? Well, you can do this affordably since you only need several beadboard pieces, some carpenter tools such as a basic miter saw and nail gun and a couple of hours to get it done.

Add A Beadboard Exterior to the Kitchen Island

33 of 120 Think of Pull-Out Shelves: $50-100

Improving functionality and appearance are some of the commonest remodeling ideas. These features can be brought about by making pull-out shelves to make the organization of dishes and cookware easy. You can make yours too over the holiday with your family at a low cost to add elegance and functionality to your kitchen.

Pull Out Shelves

34 of 120 Make Corner Kitchen Drawers: $100

Kitchen cabinets that meet at a corner waste a lot of valuable space. However, if you are an experienced DIYer, you can change corner cabinets to ensure you utilize the space. If you have a preferred design, you can use it too to fit your needs and space.

Corner Kitchen Drawers

35 of 120 Modernize the Kitchen Handles: $60

If you are still stuck with your 20-year-old brass handles, it may be understandable why changing them may be better. Changing them and putting on new ones will be more functional while also modernizing the kitchen. The project can take as little as a day and is inexpensive for a DIYer.

Modernize the Kitchen Handles

36 of 120 Custom Hanging Drum Lights: $20-30

Hanging drum lights are also a common and inexpensive kitchen remodeling idea. Even though light drums are sold in different stores, both physical and online outlets, a DIYer can make theirs at home. With drum lights, it is easy to focus on important areas under high ceilings.

Custom Hanging Drum Lights

37 of 120 Install Under-Cabinet Lighting: $40-50

The best and cheapest way to do this is by using pre-made under-cabinet lights. The number will depend on the areas you want them at which will also determine the total cost. However, installing them is way cheaper and easy, and a DIYer can get it done without professional assistance.

Under-Cabinet Lighting

38 of 120 Build A Rustic Wine Rack: $15-20

With a 2x4 lumber, finish, and hex bolts, you are on your way to making a rustic wine rack by yourself. The hex bolts are for holding your wine bottles in place and do not only make the rack functional but also presentable. You can also apply quality finish to some cheap wood pieces to save on costs.

Rustic Wine Rack

39 of 120 Make Pull-Out Cabinets for Extra Working Space: $50-100

Pull-out cabinets are a common option for many kitchens for saving space. If you want to spend a little bit more, you can buy some high-quality cabinets on Amazon and fix them. Alternatively, you can make yours with existing tables and then add wheels to it.

Pull-Out Cabinets for Extra Working Space

40 of 120 Upgrade the Main Appliances: $100-200

The main appliances do not always refer to the likes of stoves and fridges. Since you are looking for a low-budget remodel, you can give your stainless-steel appliances a newer touch of some liquid stainless-steel paint. Giving them a little touch up can give you a timeless and classy look.

Upgrade the Main Appliances

41 of 120 Space-Saving Spice Rack on the Side of Kitchen Cabinets: $50

If you are looking for a genius way or elegantly and conveniently way of storing spices, a spice rack may be all you need to make. This will help to take care of the supplies that may be filling your kitchen cabinets. A simple DIY frame and shelves at under $50 can be a good weekend project.


42 of 120 Space-Saving Can Organizer: $100-150

Have you run low on shelf space and don’t have enough for your cans? Get your drill and a jigsaw and make a DIYer space-saving can organizer for your favorite drinks.

Space-Saving Can Organizer

Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

Some of the easiest and pocket-friendly bathroom remodeling ideas for a DIYer include:

43 of 120 Installing New Handles: Under $80

Do you want to give your bathroom cabinets a facelift? If so, you may want to start upgrading the handles from the standard plain ones to modernized options. Replacing the handles takes less time, is way cheaper (depending on the number of handles) than replacing the entire vanity, and will increase the appeal of the room.

New Handles

44 of 120 Matching Set of Carpet and Towels: $30-35

You no doubt have come across a bathroom with some ugly bright pink towels and fuzzy purple mats. As a color-conscious person, this should bother you until you get a better idea like mat