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Ways to Spruce up Your Home for Under $100

Here's some great, affordable spruce up ideas!

By spending $100 or less, a home owner could improve their home and make their surroundings more enjoyable.  Since it is winter and colder outside, this is the time of year when more people focus on staying home more and inside home updates.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1. One thing my family always enjoys is new bedding.  Now is the time to pickup a new "bed in a bag" for your master bedroom and change your look.  With places like Walmart carrying brands like Better Homes and Gardens bedding and pillows, you can pick up a complete bedding set plus some extra decorative pillows for under $100.

Better Homes and Gardens Antique Wallpaper Comforter Set, Spice  Picture is,  Better Homes & Garden Bedding Set Spice

2.  Update your bathroom faucet to a more modern one.  It may take you a little time looking online to find a style you like that is under $100, but is can change the entire look of your sink.  Most home owners are able to change out a faucet on their own since all the existing piping is already there. 

fuacet to spruce up your home kates home staging blog, new york designerPicture is from, Pegasus 9000 Series Faucet - $99

3.   Update all the towels and bathmat in one of your bathrooms.  This is another great way to completely transform the room with an entirely new color scheme for a relatively small amount of money.

Greenbriar 3-pc. Bath Towel Set, suggestion by kates home staging, new york home stagerPicture is from, Greenbriar 3 Piece Towel - $36

4.  Paint your walls a different color.  This is the easiest way to have a huge impact in a room. A gallon of Benjamin Moore interior paint runs between $30-$40 in my area and is a fantastic paint.  Color can influence mood and make a small room look larger (by selecting a light, reflective color).

5.  Hire an interior decorator or home stager for 1 hour to come to your home and help you decide on what needs to be done.  Most decorators and home stagers charge under $100 per hour and can give you invaluable information such as what paint color to use on your walls or where to position your extra large sofa.  Believe me, this will be the best money you spent because the results will have a lasting effect in your home.


Kate's Home Staging and Redesign, specializes in home staging, interior design, home decorating, home decor discounts, semi-custom window coverings, and color consultation.  Call Kate for your design consultation at 845-538-3623 or visit



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Comment balloon 3 commentsCheryl Ritchie • January 11 2010 05:18AM


I really don't do homestaging, but I do tell the home owners to spuce up their house and most important, give it curb appeal!

Posted by Luke Constantino, Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY (Brooklyn/Manhattan Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Thanks for sharing. Have a most productive week!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 10 years ago

I find most sellers overlook a laundry list of small items, that will have a big impact on the appearance of the home.  Usually the cost of getting these small things done is low.

Posted by Susan Jackson (America's Network Realty Group, Inc) about 10 years ago