June 1, 2020
Whether you’re planning to put the home on the market or just want to give it a low-cost facelift, we have eight awesome home improvements for you.
1. Paint a Room
With just one fresh coat of paint, a dull room can be transformed to a bold one. Don’t want to make that big of a splash? Create an accent wall or add color to the trim for a trendy update to any room.
2. Brighten Your Bathroom
Though it may be the smallest room in your house, the bathroom commands a lot of attention. Additions like a new faucet, shower head, or medicine cabinet can enhance the room’s look and feel, without breaking the bank. If you want to spend even less time on the bathroom, making it literally sparkle with a thorough cleaning can do the trick.
3. Add a Bedroom
Additional common areas that barely get used could easily convert to a bedroom. The same goes for your attic. Although it takes a bit more time and money to complete, an attic conversion’s return on investment is huge if you’re selling the home. One more bedroom can be all the difference.
4. Keep Storage in Mind
If you live in a newly built house, storage should be plentiful. However, older homes tend to lack closet space, which can cause cramming. To maximize the space you do have, purchasing storage bins and organizational systems can open up areas you never thought existed.
5. Upgrade One Part of the Kitchen
Installing a backsplash, updating cabinetry, or replacing your countertops are all do-it-yourself ways of spending a little to gain a lot. These upgrades are all eye-catching to prospective buyers or a great treat for yourself without breaking the bank.
6. Light Up Your Home
When it comes to showing your house, brighter is better. If you have less than appealing lighting in a room like the kitchen or living room, consider bolstering the room’s charm with a new fixture. Another option is to replace ceiling fan blades to update an existing fixture’s look.
7. Create Space
Open floor plans have become very tantalizing for both homebuyers and homeowners who simply want to make a big change. If knocking down a wall to combine two common areas is not in your budget, move around furniture in your living room and bedrooms to create needed breathing room.
8. Redesign Your Entryway
Your home’s entryway is the invitation to what’s inside, so it’s important to give it a facelift. You can go as big as replacing your front door, adding crown molding around the entry, and re-grouting your patio. If these ideas are out of your budget, consider adding flowers and plants, buying a new welcome mat, or simply painting the front door.
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