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Affordable Home Improvement
Dated: June 29 2018
Affordable Ways to Improve Your Home Value
Do you need to improve the value of your home without breaking the bank?
Maybe you’re planning to sell your home in the near future or you simply want to make it a space you’re proud of. No matter your motivation for improving your home, you have a lot of options for making a change without spending a ton of money. Depending on the size and scope of your improvements, you can save some money by trying these on for size. Keep reading to explore the best affordable ways to improve your home value!
Give Your Kitchen a Refresh If there was one area of the house to update, it would be the kitchen. Think about it. Where do most new homebuyers go when touring a house for the first time? They always flock to the kitchen. If you’re short on cash, a kitchen refresh might be just what you need to bring your home into the 21st century. One of the most effective ways to make a positive impact is to replace appliances with new ones, but that can be costly. If you can’t afford all new appliances, don’t worry. You can still refresh the space with new cabinet handles, faucet sets, and even new light fixtures! These small changes can make a big impact.
Invest in Storage Space
If you have an older home, odds are it lacks in storage space. Having too little storage space adds to the clutter of a home, and it makes it difficult to find strong organizational solutions. If your home is in need of an organizational facelift, there are easy and affordable ways to create storage solutions that last. You can add DIY wire and laminate closet systems to existing closets to add storage to limited spaces. These updates are easy and affordable, and you can find DIY solutions at any home improvement store.
Mind the Flooring Flooring can show the true age of a home quickly. While it’s not always possible to replace the flooring in your entire home, you might be able to manage smaller updates. One place where flooring often goes ignored is in the bathrooms. You can easily replace old or discolored bathroom floor with DIY vinyl tiles. Don’t want to remove the old flooring? No problem! You can usually place new vinyl tiles or pieces directly on top of the existing flooring for a refreshed look.
Do you have old or outdated carpet in your home? If you can’t afford a completely new carpeting, opt for a deep cleaning. Not many people get their carpet professionally cleaned regularly, and you’ll be shocked by what a difference it makes! If you’re planning on selling your house soon, a professional cleaning goes a long way.
Remember Your Curb Appeal Having a nice entryway and front yard goes a long way to impress both guests and potential homebuyers. Show your neighbors you care by keeping your yard nicely mowed and well kept. You don’t have to be a professional gardener to create a lawn you’re proud of! Choose simple shrubs and greenery that’s easy to maintain. For a quick fix, hire a landscaper to refresh your front yard with new sod, shrubs, and maybe even flowers.
Create a Home You’re Proud Of
Everyone should feel at home in their own house! If your house doesn’t yet feel like a home, consider these easy updates above. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on big projects if your home is already a great space! If you decide you do need larger improvements, there are affordable ways to make them a reality. Consider hiring a contractor or seeing if you qualify for home remodeling loans. Your home is always a great investment, so make the most of the space you have with these ideas above!
H Wayne Green is a Realtor originally from Lake Wales but was born a native of Florida. He made the decision to be trained in Radiology in the US Air Force at the earlier part of his life. This he d....
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