Hack; Creating the Perfect

Home Environment on a Budget

We all want the perfect home to come back to every day after a long day of work, school or travel. But we can’t always achieve the look and feel with the budget we have. Fancy decor and tools for functionalities can be expensive and really add up. Take a look at these hacks for every room in your house to create the perfect home environment on a budget.

 

Kitchen

 

    - For cleaner and minimalistic look in your modern kitchen, hang your spice rack on the inside of one of your cabinet doors. That way it is out of the way and spices are still easily accessible when cooking.

    - Use magazine holders in cabinets to organize ziplock bag boxes or to create more shelf space in the fridge.

    - Use dollar-store contact paper to line the shelves in your fridge and freezer. They are pretty and are easily removeable in case of spills.

    - Remove paper labels from jars and use washi tape or stickers to create your own custom luxury labels with a sharpie.

    - Use a curtain rod in a cabinet for hanging cleaning supply bottles or pot and pan lids. Hanging automatically creates more space for objects.

Living Room

 

    - Use cheap painted or spray painted command hooks to hang your curtain rods and still maintain that classy look you want.

    - Pull curtains back with re-purposed costume jewelry necklaces, decked out with beads or jewels.

    - Hide your ugly internet router in a hollowed out book or binder.

    - Paint the sides of your doors to add a pop of hidden colour. Do the same with the sides of your drawers in your dresser.

    - Use old sweaters or blouses that don't fit anymore to create DIY couch cushion covers.

Bathroom

 

    - Use a glass thrift-store decanter to hold mouthwash. This works especially well in guest bathrooms.

    - Tie shower curtains up with pretty satin ribbons instead of plastic or metal rings that can break or rust over time.

    - Use a thrift store spice rack to neatly organize and store lotion, hair care products, nail polish and more.

    - Use a magazine holder under the sink to neatly store hair appliances like hair dryers.

Bedroom

    - Use wash tape to make your closet hangers beautiful.

    - An inexpensive duvet cover can be cut in half to make beautiful lined curtains.

    - If you have a candle in a large vase, place an old cleaned out metal can under the candle so you can use less filler.

    - Put glitter on the insides of your lamp shades for added glamour.

    - For cheap DIY wallpaper, use a paste mixture of water and cornstarch to stick fabric to your walls.

    - Border your bathroom mirrors with picture frames from the thrift store. Even if you don’t like the painting inside, find a beautiful frame, disassemble it and use it for your bathroom mirrors.

For any room, take a trip to the dollar store and thrift store and look at everything with a discerning eye. With a little paint or added flair you can turn cheap or used items into something that looks vintage or even brand new.

 

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