By Dorothy Foltz-Gray
Most of us are thinking small these days in terms of home renovations. But just because a large-scale renovation isn't in the budget doesn't mean you can't upgrade your home in creative ways. In fact, in a recent poll of Motherboard Moms, making small home improvements was high on the list of things they wanted to do. One easy place to start is with a kitchen countertop makeover -- a relatively small change that can have a big impact, says Morgan Cullen, the creator/writer of Casa Cullen, a home design Web site and community. Cullen hated the drab cream Formica that topped her small kitchen island in her home in Austin. Her solution: Her handy husband ripped off the old plastic laminate and replaced it with a piece of stained oak from IKEA -- all for $100. "Now our sleek oak island rocks," Cullen says. Read on for more simple, smart ways to upgrade your home.
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