Updating a home

Home renovations are typically thought of pricey, time-consuming projects.You don't need a costly contractor or interior designer to update your home — instead, try one of these DIY ways to update your home on a small budget.From freshening up your kitchen to upgrading your light fixtures, you can make your home look like it just came out of a design magazine without clearing out your bank account.

Even renters can do this simple DIY upgrade — just be sure your landlord is okay with a few screws in the wall.

One of the easiest ways to free up counter space in your kitchen is with a rustic magnetic wall rack.

You can use it to hang anything metal — especially knives — for a functional piece that also doubles as cool decor.

Brighten up an otherwise dreary exterior with a colorful window box planter.

You can make this one for about $20 and it will only take you an hour.

You only have to worry about what you want to plant first!For many people, built-in bookcases are the things of home decor dreams.It would be costly, timely and difficult to hire a carpenter to alter your home's walls to build bookshelves.Instead, use this DIY to make your already existing bookcases look like they were built into your walls.You can't log into Pinterest without seeing wood pallets being used for some sort of home decor.Add texture and a rustic cabin vibe to a room in only an hour with this easy wood pallet accent wall DIY.

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