The thought of making any home upgrades can be extremely intimidating at first. Not only do many people fear they won’t have the money to be able to make their home more appealing but they also do not realize how many projects can actually be done on their own; without the need to hire a professional. With so much information on the web these days, you can do just about anything you set your mind to.
Today we are going to discuss some of the most popular ways to upgrade your home without needing to spend a ton of money or waste a lot of time. We understand how busy your lives are, and how important saving money for your future and your family is.
Easy Changes that Increase Property Value
Are you looking to increase the value of your home? The best way to do this is focus on curb appeal. Start from the outside of your home and work your way inside. The impression people get from viewing your house from a distance, without even entering your front door is the impression that is going to stick with them. So, how do you go about setting a great and lasting impression?
Well, the quickest thing you can do is keep your property looking well-kept. This includes but is not limited to mowing your grass on a regular basis, minimizing the appearance of weeds and clutter as well as keeping your roof and gutters clean. Adding a new coat of paint to your home never hurts, either and if you are looking to add more color, then you can plant new flowers and trees. Talk with your local home improvement store and they can tell you which plants are the easiest to maintain in your area, so you can have a beautiful yard even if you do not necessarily have a green thumb.
Give Your Kitchen a New and Exciting Vibe
Not ready to take on your entire kitchen at once? Why not focus on your kitchen island? It’s amazing how simply upgrading your countertop in this location can drastically alter the feel of your entire kitchen. You can always attack the rest of your counters as you have the time and money.
Other simple, fast and affordable options include adding some color with the help of flowers or plants (whether real or fake), paintings, or even decorative designs created with paint as a strip throughout the room.
Make Existing Furniture Look Brand New Again
If you have furniture in your home that just isn’t as beautiful as it used to be, it may be time to repaint! This is going to cost you next to nothing and there are a wide range of colors that you can choose from so every piece can perfectly match the current room.
Ways to Get the Most of Your Home’s Lighting
Whether you are looking to save money each month on your electricity bill or you simply want to spice things up with a new look; we have a few ideas you are going to love. Have you heard that energy efficient light bulbs can last about 10 times as long as your everyday standard bulbs? Imagine if you were to swap out each bulb in your home as they die! You are going to be replacing bulbs much less often and on top of that, these bulbs have been known to be 75% more effective than the bulbs you are currently using in your home. Did you know about 98% of your everyday incandescent light bulb’s energy is wasted in the form of heat? We couldn’t believe it. Good thing there are new options available these days!
Getting Rid of Wall Imperfections Quickly
Do you have holes in your walls either from household accidents or that were created by pictures and posters being hung throughout your home? If so, you do not need to hire someone to clear these issues up or spend another day staring at them. All you need is a bit of spackle and your walls will be as good as new before you know it.
Things to Keep in Mind Before You Improve Your Home
Placing your focus on areas of your home that people are going to see most is important. Sure, you may want to upgrade your bedroom but if you are limited on time and money; it may be a better idea to put your focus on areas such as the outside, kitchen, living room and bathroom; as these are the most commonly used and viewed areas of any home. From there, you can work toward areas that aren’t used as often. This way, you are going to get to enjoy your upgrades that much more and feel accomplished being able to share your changes with your loved ones and neighbors.
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