4 UNexpected Ways to Upgrade Your Home in a Weekend

This article is sponsored by Community Choice Credit Union.

upgrade your homeNothing is worse than home upgrades that take weeks upon weeks to complete and leave the house a total disaster. After all, the point of home upgrades is to make things look better, right? Larger upgrades like new appliances, a deck addition, or tearing out walls take more planning, and significantly more budget, and can leave quite the headache.

However, being stuck inside does have its benefits. You can find the little things that can be done in as little as a weekend and with a significantly less financial cost. Some of these ideas can even involve the entire family! Unless of course, you want to tackle the project alone, which of course, can be therapeutic on its own.

4 Easy Home Upgrades

So, let us get started. Here are four easy and mostly inexpensive ways to upgrade your home quickly on a weekend. 

Change Your Door Knobs

It sounds really rather pointless to change your kitchen and bathroom drawer and door handles and knobs, but you would be amazed at how much this simple update can change the experience and look of a room.

If you are looking for a larger change, your kitchen is the place to go. Maybe you want to go from black to platinum or simply just a different style with the same color. All you need is a screwdriver and about an hour of time.

A bathroom is an easy room to tackle as well, and you can have a bit more fun with the style you choose. While you have to go to a hardware or home décor store for standard handles and knobs, places like World Market and Bed, Bath & Beyond often have more unique styles for the smaller jobs.

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Upgrade Your Light Fixtures

Updating and improving your home lighting goes a long way to making the house feel homier and more inviting. Sometimes this can be as simple as going from the old incandescent light bulbs to one of the various light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. These are available in the standard light bulb as well as recessed lighting styles. This update takes just a few minutes and completely transforms a room! 

If you want to go a step further and change actual light fixtures, it is likely to take a bit longer and involve turning off the power to that area of your home, but it is absolutely worth it. You can easily shop online to find the perfect fixture to meet the style you are going for in your updated space. Especially in the kitchen and dining room, new light fixtures completely change a room, so choose wisely!

Change Your Decorative Pillows & Blankets

Virtually any store has decorative pillows and blankets to update your look with one purchase. Or you can mix and match to create your own style from a variety of stores!

Pay attention when you watch television and movies to see which styles stand out to you. Then, figure out how you can incorporate those into your home. Target, Wal-Mart, and even a handful of local décor stores have incredible design options to invigorate your home.

And a perk of this upgrade is that if you already have the pillow inserts, you just need to buy the shams!

Change Up the Entire Room with New Paint

Very few people enjoy painting. However, if you really want to change a room up, a fresh coat of paint is the way to go. The color of the year, as decided by Sherwin Williams, is Urbane Bronze, a natural tone that adds a bit of warmth and “down-to-earth” tranquility to any room.

upgrade your homePainting a room can also be a family affair, which can make it take only a few hours on a Saturday. If you want to take it a step further, you can also look at adding in crown molding or something similar to enhance the character of your home.

Community Choice helps to ensure you have the best year ever without having to empty your pocketbook. That’s why they would love to offer three months of no car payments to help you get started on these easy home upgrades.

Curious how it works? Simply move your existing car loans to them and take a three-month break from your payments. That’s three months of payments you get to use to make these home upgrades! Want to get started? It takes less than 60 seconds.

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