5 Secrets to Home Improvement on a Budget
July 23, 2014
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Planning to move and looking for ways to give your house more appeal to potential buyers? Or just tired of your current home, but can’t afford to move or do a top-to-bottom remodel? You’re in luck! Even if you’re on a strict budget, summertime home improvements can be accomplished to make you, or a future buyer, really love your home.
Make Small Changes
The smallest changes really can make a world of difference. Switching out cabinet handles, light fixtures, and even faucets can change the entire look of a room and give it an updated feel.
Decorate for Effect
Until you’ve dived in, it really doesn’t seem that simply painting a wall can enhance your home, but you’d be surprised. Adding an accent wall, with patterns or even just a bold color, can make it seem like a whole new living space. If you’re not into painting, adding accessories, such as pictures or wall-hangings, to the room can be a budget-friendly way to change up your home. Mirrors installed in strategic places can also do wonders in creating the illusion of a bigger room.
If you have a project in mind that you’d like to complete, check out the internet to see about the possibility of a Do-It-Yourself project. With a simple search in Pinterest for “home improvement projects,” you can get thousands of ideas and step-by-step instructions to lead you into any project you can imagine!
Focus on High-Traffic Rooms
If you are looking to remodel on a tight budget, look at working first on your rooms that see the most traffic to get the best effect. When trying to sell your home, the kitchens and bathrooms make or break a home. Updating these rooms can increase appeal in your home and some updates can be done relatively inexpensively. New paint to cabinets or vanities, new light fixtures, or new flooring can really make a difference in a room.
Boost your Curb Appeal
Simply getting your landscaping into top condition adds so much value to your home. A few strategically placed plants or flower pots can add color and vibrancy, while clearing out any clutter can update the look of your house.
Saving money while improving your home doesn’t have to push you to poor. Even for those bigger, needed projects such as new shingles or adding on, consider a Home Equity loan or line of credit to help keep your budget in check. Just remember, that even these small home improvement ideas can make you feel like you’ve bought a brand new house!