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Fast, Easy, & Budget-Friendly Transformations 

The time has come where you’re starting to feel restless in your home, itching for changes here and there. So, what’s stopping you? Maybe you feel like you don’t have the funds to make worthwhile enhancements or start any big decor projects. Though understandable, this couldn’t be further from the truth. We’ll show you simple home updates that help you get more bang for your buck!

Add a Refreshing Coat of Paint

A fresh coat of paint is a great way to breathe new life into a space for no more than $100. If you’re looking to liven up a room, bright and minimalistic colors are the way to go, whereas darker colors are perfect for creating a cozy atmosphere. Or, if you don’t want to repaint an entire room, create an accent wall, which requires less time, paint, and money while still bringing much needed change to a space. While you’re at it, try giving any wood furniture or kitchen cabinets a bold new look as well.  

Change Up the Lighting

From fluorescent overhead lights to the soft glow of a nook lamp, lighting can completely transform how you feel when you walk into a room. In fact, adding the right lighting has even been shown to contribute to various improvements in mental health, especially during dark winter months, where natural light becomes more scarce. Installing new light fixtures is often one of the easiest, and most inexpensive ways to revamp a room on a budget. Not sure where to begin? There are plenty of DIY ideas out there to help you get started on your decor journey.

Add Shelving

Shelves are a stylish and budget-friendly way to help declutter a space. It’s easy to leave books, knick knacks, games, and other household items without a space of their own just lying around the house. Instead of accepting these items as an eye-sore, put them on display while transforming a boring blank wall in the process. The beautiful binds of books can add colorful interest to any shelving unit along with display pieces. Shelves can work well in any space including the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and more, making them an inexpensive and versatile addition to any home.

Start Small with Fixtures

Give your outdated furniture a newer feel by upgrading anything from knobs and outlet covers to cabinets and light switches. These subtle changes are the perfect, yet often overlooked place to infuse your home’s personality with. Maybe you want vintage fixtures to feel more modern, or vice versa, whatever it may be, you’ll find the difference is in the details.

Turn Your Dream Home into a Reality

The design and styling of our homes is a direct reflection of who we are, and the place where we should feel most comfortable. However, sometimes the decor you loved last year just doesn’t fit your design style anymore, so why stick with the same old same old forever? When you’re ready to make home improvements, Greater Niagara FCU offers two flexible personal loan options to help you get started. We also offer a fixed rate HELOC that allows you to use the equity in your home as cash when you need it, so you can create the space of your dreams.