If you’re going to dive into this DIY project, keep these tips in mind: Crown molding adds a touch of class to the tops of tired cabinets for less than you’d expect.Three-inch, primed composite crown molding with a dentil design costs as little as for 8 feet.We were particularly impressed by this shower-door upgrade by blogger Lauren of Bless'er House.A simple framed shower enclosure was made to look like a factory-window for under with a little spray paint and trim. If we're talking a builder-grade bathroom, chances are we're also talking an orangey oak vanity.(What is it about those that builders love so much? If you can't stand your floors but can't stomach the price of new stone or tile, consider vinyl.
Note that cabinet hardware can get very fancy and expensive — costing and up for a single ornate knob.Above, Sarah of Smitten Studio renovated her Michigan cabinet and built these fresh white shelves in their small kitchen, which looks special versus expected. Gus and Lula used a jigsaw on some scraps of plywood and came up with feet that they then installed flush with the base of their cabinets.This minor detail took very little time and added a significant selling point.They’re also among the most expensive feature to replace in the kitchen.So that’s where these inexpensive cosmetic miracles fit in.