Make your baseboard more dramatic.add small pieces of trim to the top of existing baseboard, add a few inches and add another piece of molding. Paint the wall and trim white. This also works for crown molding too! <-- or fake a baseboard altogether
Give your home a majestic appearance with these self-adhesive wall stickers. These stickers come with an insulated soundproof design that will give your home the privacy it deserves. The self-adhesive design offers easy installation
Add a strip of trim a bit above already existing baseboards, paint between, and you get faux thick baseboards! Other good ideas here as well. 31 Easy DIY Upgrades That Will Make Your Home Look More Expensive
Decorative Kitchen Ceiling--Update your kitchen, or any room, with a new decorative ceiling made of ornamental beams and panels. Works great to cover old popcorn ceilings. I wonder if you could do this with a drop ceiling basement?
Cheaper granite countertop options: Engineered Granite Overlay Countertops--Budget friendly granite surface that installs over the top of old counters & doesn't have grout lines like granite tile! Also perfect for quick installations.