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A few bucks spent the right way, can increase the value of your home ten folds. They not only give your home a dashing makeover, but some of them might also save you money in the future.

If you are the one for DIYs, you might already be saving yourself heaps of money. But even if you are not, upgrades of the following sort are going to go easy on your wallet.

With the right planning, you can completely transform the vibes of one room, and well under a few hundred bucks.

Here is a list of 9 upgrades that you should do before reaching the milestone of half a century, in terms of your age.

  1. Refresh your walls with paint

Give you bard, worn out walls a new paint job. It will not only give your rooms and halls a new, refreshed look, but it will also add a second layer of protection onto them. Painting your walls will rearrange your reality. You will feel brand new energy; a fresh new aura when you walk into your house after the paint is done.

You can hire painters to do the job for you, or you can just grab a can and have at it. However, remember that painting is a bit more than just splashing a few sloppy blobs of paint on the wall and smudging it all over with a paintbrush.

If you want to DIY and you have never done it before, make sure you watch a few tutorials before you have a go at it. They will teach you the A-Z of painting.

  1. Install a dishwasher

If you don’t have a dishwasher installed already, you might be wasting 40% more water doing the dishes by hand. It is about time you get one. And it might be the biggest cost saver project of all.

A dishwasher is not only easy on your wallet, but it will also save you the bills for water for a long time!

The best part is that you can get one and install it yourself, which means no electrician or plumbing expenses.

  1. Give your kitchen cabinets a makeover

Your kitchen is going to start looking cave-like if you do not layer that dreary paint with something bright and easy on the eyes. A good paint job is going to make the kitchen hours of your wife a lot more enjoyable, and she will be grateful to you for it.

You don’t necessarily have to replace all the paint with a brighter, newer one. If your old layer of paint is still intact, you can just clean them up. All you will need is a strong cleaner, sandpaper, a little elbow grease, and you’re good to go!

  1. Install a water filter

Save yourself the expenses of buying the costly water bottle daily by just installing a water filter and letting the clean water flow out of your tap.

An under sink water filtration system is not going to cost much to buy, to install, and then, later on, it will save you loads as well!

  1. Upgrade your garage by installing lightning

The dark and gloomy environment of your garage is going to make you never want to go in there. Lighten up the vibes of your garage by installing some garage LED lighting in there. They will give your garage a transformed look, all while not bothering your wallet at all.

  1. Install ceiling fans

Ceiling fans are becoming increasingly popular day by day, as people keep discovering their year-round energy savings.

In summers, they create and circulate fresh breeze, which reduces the strain on the existing air conditioners. In winters, they also manage to circulate the warm air to keep the room warm.

  1. Fresh bathroom caulk

Aging caulk is not only ugly to look at, but it also has many negative impacts on the structure of your home. It paves the way for the mildew to take hold, and also allows the water to seep through and dampen the framing and wallboard.

Caulk is cheap, fortunately, so you can avoid all these issues in literally no money at all. All you need is an hour, a few common materials, and tools, and you’re good to go!  

  1. Add interior shutters

Prevent the annoying distraction of the sunlight streaming through your windows, while adding structural detail to your house. You could have installed shades, but the swinging shudders are going to look more appealing.  

  1. An eco-friendly layer of insulation

Nothing grinds your gears more than waking up groggily in the morning and stepping on the cold icy floor to ruin your entire day.

Prevent that by upgrading your floor to a cork based flooring. That is easier to install than wooden flooring and will turn your house into a cozy haven.