5 ways to update your home for less

Replace out of date fixtures

Give your bathroom a contemporary feel by removing brass fixtures and exchanging them for brushed nickel and oil-rubbed bronze ones, which cost between $100 and $300 and are popular for do-it-yourself remodels, HGTV reported.

“For something you touch several times a day, why not pick a finish for your faucet that will make you feel good? People will notice if you put in an unimpressive faucet,” Peter LaBau, a Charlottesville, Virginia.-based architect told the network’s website.

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Install dimmer switches

There are several benefits to using dimmer switches for your lights instead of standard ones. Doityourself reported homeowners can save up to $30 a year and dimming light can save up to 98% in energy. The Spruce offers a variety of options for $35 or less.

Paint the front door

Giving your front door a fresh coat of paint can add major curb appeal to your home, and going with the color black can lead to a house selling for $6,000 more than expected, according to Zillow. Porch.com reported labor and materials can cost as much as $204.30 on average.

Update the kitchen tile

Bring the backsplash into the 21st century by installing the popular mosaic tile or classic subway tile. According to HomeAdvisor, the former costs $3 per square foot while the latter is $7-$13 per square foot.

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