Blogs

One of the most popular ways to get good ideas for free at the touch of a button is through blogs. Some blogs are run by professionals and experts, but some are run by everyday individuals sharing some of their breakthrough ideas. For people with a tight budget or very little money to spend, and even those looking to repurpose some of their old belongings, blogs offer creative ways to do that. For example, old chairs can become a new bench or you can re-paint your old kitchen cupboards instead of throwing them out.

Magazines

In a world so technology oriented, many people overlook the awesomeness of flipping through a home improvement magazine. Some of the most jaw dropping projects are featured in popular magazines available at your favorite retail stores or even for free at your library. It doesn't matter if you prefer luxury or an old primitive look because magazines are the perfect way to gain inspiration or look at your things in a different light.

Television

Plenty of television channels offer great home improvement ideas, especially when it comes to repurposing thrift store finds or fixing up old homes. Just because you see an idea and don't like the way it's presented on television, it doesn't mean you can't put your own spin on it. There are plenty of times for example, when a bathroom is remodeled using old furniture, but if you don't like the colors used, you can easily choose your own.

Hardware Stores

Though possibly often overlooked, hardware stores offer some of the most interesting home improvement ideas. Just taking a look at some of the flooring samples offered or the kitchen cabinets for sale can give you an idea of what you can do to make your own home more appealing. A lot of times, hardware stores also have free pamphlets for painting ideas, cabinetry and flooring which are also perfect for shedding new light on spaces inside of your home.