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The Cheapest Projects on ‘Fixer Upper’ You Can Do Yourself

HGTV viewers are transfixed — and green with envy — by the home renovations on the popular show Fixer Upper. The Gaines have passed on their love of shiplap and modern country flair to the viewers, who now could pay millions to live in a home designed by the brilliant duo.

Chip and Joanna seem so normal that it’s easy to assume their designs are affordable and, well, doable. Most homeowners’ budgets are upward of $30,000, leaving Joanna Gaines plenty room to play. What if you wanted in on the deal? Are there any cheap Fixer Upper projects you can do on your own? We’ve created a list of the 10 cheapest Fixer Upper-inspired projects you can do yourself and still feel like you’ve been blessed with the Magnolia charm.

1. The art of decluttering

A chalkboard in a house on HGTV's 'Fixer Upper'

A chalkboard in a house on HGTV's 'Fixer Upper' Chip and Joanna Gaines have proven that even with kids, decluttering makes a world of difference. | HGTV.com

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Many homeowners think the only way to gain more space is to knock down walls. In fact, there’s not a Fixer Upper renovation that doesn’t include knocking down a wall or two.

But not every DIYer on a budget can afford such serious demos. One cheap home project you can do yourself is to create more space with strategic layouts. Joanna Gaines has perfected a minimalist design style that’s sure to make each piece more meaningful. When decluttering your rooms, discard any object that doesn’t fit a cohesive look. And paring down will definitely save you money on home decor. Plus, mastering this technique will make your home sell faster should you ever decide it’s time to move.

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