There are a number of ways you can update and modernize the look of your home, without the large price tag of a major renovation. Let’s look at a few!

Get new outlet and light switch plates. Over the years outlet and light switch styles have changed and as they are usually right in the line of site, updating them can do a lot for modernizing the look of your home!

Get rid of the popcorn ceiling. Just make sure to get it tested for asbestos before you try this one yourself—some homes built before the 1970’s have asbestos in the ceiling. During a certain period it was very in fashion to have thick, sparkled popcorn ceilings, and it can date a space visually. If you have the time and motivation, this project can have a great return on increasing the value and look of your home.

Update light fixtures. This can transform a room almost entirely on its own. The difference between a dated old light fixture and an inexpensive modern one can make such a huge impact!

Stay tuned and I’ll share some more of my ideas in the coming weeks of other things you can do to spruce up your home and not break the bank!