Take a look around your home. Do you see upgrade opportunities everywhere you look? Now, look at your wallet. Not enough in there to fund these upgrades? No worries. These tips look great, and will leave you feeling fancy in no time.

When my husband and I purchased our first home, we were filled with excitement about turning this "fixer-upper" into our dream home. Four years, and about a thousand projects and arguments later, we are exhausted, and not done yet. A couple things we have learned along the way is that every project will cost more than you think, and each one will unleash more problems than you are prepared for.

Then, I found this: 31 easy DIY upgrades to make your home look more expensive. It contains my 3 favorite words pertaining to home projects; cheap, easy, and DIY.

One of the things mentioned is half painted walls to make your ceilings look taller. This is something we tried in our bedroom when we saw the idea on HGTV. (My husband and I are obsessed with this channel) I love how this room turned out...

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Hopefully you will love some of these tips too!