Are you tired of your old furniture, the old color of your walls, or just your home appearance in general?! This might be the right time to switch it up! Whether you choose to do these projects by yourself (so-called DIY), or you want professionals to do it for you, but to stay within the budget, keep reading, and you will find a lot of ideas for your home improvement that are under $500! 

Top 8 Home Improvement Projects You Can Do For Under $500

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Refresh Your Walls With New Colors

Many clients here at tell us that the easiest way to “upgrade” your house without exceeding the budget is to refresh your walls with new colors. Depending on your preference, you may choose radiant, bright ones or just go with those simple neutral kinds. You could do it by yourself, or you could call the experts. Either way, the walls will look exceptional, and you won’t have to spend a fortune on doing this. Super good home improvement project.

Cost: $150 

Paint the Front Door

Coloring and switching up the color of your door is a super cheap improvement, yet your whole house gets a brand new appearance! You can add so much sass & color to your home, as long as you pick out the right shade that matches your interior but also your character! As an entryway to your house, everyone will notice this small yet so dramatic change. For this, you don’t need to call the professionals – it’s another project you can do yourself. One of the best ways how to improve your curb appeal.

Cost: $100

Put Bold Wallpaper on One Wall

If you are not afraid to stand out or play with different colors around your house, it is time to make a change! Your walls can be painted in the same nude/neutral shade, but leave one for gorgeous & bold wallpaper. Any kind of wallpaper (but don’t go with kitschy and flamboyant ones) will immediately transform the room. However, the cost depends on the size of the wall that you’re working with. Nevertheless, if you decide to put it on a smaller one, it won’t cost you a fortune. On the other hand, if you want more walls to be covered with wallpaper, then you would probably exceed the budget of $500, so be smart about it. 

Cost: $100-150 for a wall

Refresh Kitchen Cabinets With Some New Color

You like the kitchen that you already have, but it seems like it’s getting older, and the color is fading, right? Buying a new one will cost you a fortune, and you know it! But there’s a silver lining – you can repaint it! Choose the color you like, take your cabinets down and start painting. It may take a few days for each to be completely dry, but it’s worth it. Your old cabinets will look brand new! In a way, you get a new kitchen without buying it. Colors do so much! Try it, and you will see the difference! 

Cost: $200

Make a Plant Corner In Your Home

Plants and different kinds of flowers in your house can bring in a new, fresh aura. They help with oxygen levels, while some kinds can also relieve you from stress. If you haven’t tried it so far, now is the time! You could always choose those that are easy to maintain (especially if you are new to the pottery world) and stick to some plants that don’t need a lot of attention. You can get some bigger & grown ones (prices ranges from $5 to $35 apiece) or buy seeds and start from scratch (about $50-70, including seeds, soil, and pots). Besides flowers, you could also plant herbs and enjoy homemade fresh food whenever convenient for you. One of the fastest home improvement projects.

Cost: $5-70

Add a New Shelf for Your Books and Wine Collection

If you are one of the people who love to read and are a gourmand as well, then think about adding a new shelf (both for books and your collection of wines) to your home. There are a lot of DIY ideas you can find, in case you don’t like the shelves you saw in the store. It may take more days to do it yourself, but you will enjoy the process + the custom-made solution. Still, if you’re not that skilled, you can just call the professionals. Tell them about the shelf you want, but specify that you want one part for the wine collection. If you have something specific in mind, then show them your sketch. 

Cost: $200-400

Replace Shower Curtain With Some New Glass Door

A small bathroom has always been driving you crazy, but somehow, there is not enough space to do any rearrangement to make it look bigger. Don’t worry; you don’t have to make any dramatic changes, indeed! The only thing you need to do to make it look bigger is to replace your shower curtain with a glass door. Not only would it make your bathroom optically bigger, but it would also look a lot more modern. The prices fluctuate and depend on the size, so heads up before going out on a shopping spree. 

Cost: $100-450

Replace the Old Carpets With the New Ones

Your old carpet in the living room makes you sick, and you just hate it?! Well, I believe that this has happened to everyone since our taste & preferences tend to change quite a lot as time goes on. Sometimes, you just want to get rid of the old furniture and go in with some new one. Nonetheless, you can always choose to buy smaller carpets that are budget-friendly + they don’t require much maintenance. 

Cost: $300 

Time to Transform Your Home!


As you can see, you can do a lot of home improvement projects without exceeding your budget. Each of these improvement projects can add a dash of warmth, glitz & glamour, as well as newness to your home! Every time you take a look at this new accessory or furniture, you will feel enthusiastic about your surroundings. So, ready for your shopping spree?