I have two Bang for your Buck Ideas in the Kitchen! These are both things that will add a lot to your home for not a lot of money at all. I am a believer that the magic is in the details. Not just in our homes but in life. It is the small things that count and add up to big things.
One of my favorite church talks is titled “A matter of a few degrees“. The talk is given by a church leader, who is also a pilot. He says that steering the plan a matter of a few degrees in the wrong direction will get you to an entirely different place in the world! Not just a town over.
That goes with life, when we we miss the small details, we will not get the results we are seeking. For example- taking the time to clean and tidy EACH night before bed will in the end get us how we want our home to be. Or making our bed each morning. I have two other ideas that go a long way in your home….
Under Cabinet Lighting-
Adding some under cabinet lights is a Big Bang FOR YOUR BUCK! This small change will get you the look you desire and that cozy #hygge feeling, we all crave.
I know. I know I have talked about under cabinet lights before. And please do not hate me if you bought and used what I suggested before. BUTTTTTT. I found something better. Kevin was like “are you going to tell people?” as I was changing the lights under our cabinets. I said of course! There is nothing wrong with making changes and evolving to a better solution. What we had before was better than no under cabinet lights. But what I found not is better than before!
I was watching Rooms For Rent on Instagram stories and she shared these new lights. I had to try them to see if they were better. And friends, they are! While I am still in LOVE with THESE puck lights for the Magic Light Trick. This is a better option for your under cabinet lights. And maybe these same people will come out with a similar puck light (I did email them) for our sconces!
New under cabinet lights- THESE under the cabinet lights actually come with a cord to charge them!!! You can buy them HERE. Genius. And they are a warm glow. Bonus, they are smaller and not as deep so you don’t see them as much as the other puck lights I was using before. Also they have an option turn on when they sense motion, plus turn off when there is no motion. Pretty neat!
So I am sorry if you bought THESE puck lights. They are really the best puck light around. So now you can add them to a small hall cupboard or save them and do the Magic Light Trick in a sconce. Or put in your emergency kit for when your power goes out!! (Make sure to store them with the batteries OUT so they don’t erode).
Photo turned into a Watercolor-
I talked about the Waterlogue App recently in my stories and one of my blog posts. I had SO many DM’s about it. So I thought I would mention it here. It is a huge BANG FOR YOUR BUCK! An easy way to add art to your home for not a lot of money. All you have to do is purchase the app (around $5) and then pay to have your photos printed. I have used Walgreens.com and had success. I do recommend to ALWAYS google for a coupon code and to order them so you can get them in the matte finish. And I just found out you can order prints from Amazon.com too! What??! You have to download the Amazon Photo App. Then you can select glossy or matte and they are really affordable! Plus they come in 3-5 days (quicker than Walgreens.com).
I took that photo of the pineapples while we were on vacation in Hawaii. Then I turned it into a Watercolor with the Waterlogue app. Huge Bang for your buck! It looks like a custom watercolor, similar to my pineapple print I ordered from Minted.
If you would like you can save my pineapple photos below- and print your own for your kitchen. My “free printable” for you! Just drag the photo to your desktop or right click it to save and print! (For personal use only, not for re-sale).
Love to hear what you recently have found to be a big bang for your buck?? Hoping to do these posts every month or so!
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