5 Trendy DIYs to Make Your Home Look More Expensive

Most homebuyers dream of buying a brand-new home. Unfortunately, this isn’t a feasible option for most people as it’s often much cheaper to buy a home that’s already been lived in. Even so, homebuyers still want their new abode to be as expensive-looking and on-trend as possible.

If you’re trying to sell your home but it isn’t as updated as it could be, try the DIY projects listed below. It’s possible to make your home look more expensive and on-trend without spending a lot of money to do so.

1. Paint the Floors

If your home’s floors are looking a little drab but you don’t have the time or the money to completely overhaul them, try adding a coat or two of paint to give them a facelift.

Be sure to purchase porch paint instead of regular wall paint as it’s designed to withstand foot traffic better. Try getting creative with painter’s tape to add a unique design, but even a simple coat of paint can do wonders for any room.

2. Update the Light Fixtures

Outdated, ugly light fixtures can really make a room look drab and uninspired. Give your light fixtures an upgrade by replacing them with modern, clean-looking fixtures that complement any décor style. Check your local hardware store or online for tons of options.

3. Make Your Home’s Windows Beautiful

Window blinds are fine for function, but they do little to make the windows look nice. If your home’s windows have blinds, cover them with lovely window dressings to give the room a nice finished appearance.

Be sure to purchase decorative curtain rods that match the room’s décor and hang curtains higher and wider than the window frame itself, as this is the current trend. You can even hang curtains right at the ceiling level to make it look as if the ceiling is higher than it really is.

4. Install Crown Molding

Crown molding hides the joint between your walls and the ceiling. The addition of crown molding in any room, makes it look richer and more elegant. Crown molding can be wide or narrow, and when it’s painted a different color than the walls, it really makes a statement. Many people go with white for their crown molding, but a nice wood stain looks great, too.

5. Paint Your Fridge Faux-Stainless Steel

Stainless steel appliances make any kitchen look more expensive, but these appliances don’t come cheap. If you can’t afford to buy stainless steel, you can make your existing appliances look like stainless steel by painting them with metallic paint.

Visit your local hardware store and choose a metallic paint that matches your existing décor and cover the front, sides, and handles as necessary. You can even opt for bright colors as these are on-trend now, too.

Most homebuyers want a home that’s been upgraded and looks expensive. If you’re selling yours and it needs some help in this department, try the tips listed above to make your home look more expensive without spending a lot of money.