Being a homeowner means a never end to-do list of chores and home upgrades to personalize your space, freshen up dated areas, and also increase the overall value of your home. But renovations get expensive, really quickly. That’s why doing your homework and understanding which projects are going to yield the most value will help you maximize your space on a budget. Get the most bang for your buck with every project and tackle the ones that will make the biggest impact quickly.
That’s why we’ve compiled a quick hit-list of projects you should consider to maximize your homes value while working with a tight budget. Checkout these home upgrades you can make and start checking them off the list today.
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If you don’t mind getting a little messy, you can throw some fresh paint on your walls with minimal investment. Paint can be as cheap as $20 per can and a few cans of paint will go a long way in freshening up your space. Make sure to include a fresh coat for your ceilings and trim as well. Don’t be afraid to try a new color that will really make your room pop. Typically neutral colors are a favorite, but accent walls are becoming a hit in many modern homes as well. It can be a tedious job, but well worth it in the end for dated rooms.
Add a Backsplash
If you’re not excited about your kitchen or bathroom, try adding a backsplash. It’s a lot easier than most believe. Pick out your favorite tile, grab a bucket of pre-mixed mortar and grout, and slap them on the wall. We found a great video to get you started and show you how easy it actually is to add a nice looking backsplash to your home. The supplies to DIY this project are inexpensive. The only point of consideration is how to cut the tiles. Ask your local home improvement store for recommendations based on your job size and application.
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If your flooring is dated or your carpet is worn out, replacing it with laminate flooring is a great way to completely change the look of a space. With the newer style laminate flooring, you can get a beautiful looking floor that looks like real wood in no-time. Laminate flooring floats, so there is no nailing it down or glueing it in place. The pieces snap together almost like puzzle pieces and they hold each other in place. The hardest part is cutting around door frames or strange shaped walls. It might take a day to complete, but it’s relatively inexpensive and can be done by any DIYer looking to change up the look of a space.
Remodel Your Door
Your door is the focal point for your curb appeal. Having a door with decorative glass can completely change the look and feel of the entrance. If your door does not have glass in it today, you can simply cut a hole in the door and pop in a new decorative glass panel. If your door already has glass, you can replace it with a newer modern design that really makes your entryway pop. Both projects take less than an hour to complete and will completely change the look of your entryway.
Plus, if you’re not feeling confident in DIYing it, you can have it professionally installed. That way you can remodel your door without having to get your hands dirty.
Add a Retractable Screen
Another way you can enhance any entryway is by adding a retractable screen door. Retractable screens offer a lot of extra benefits over traditional screen doors and allow you to enjoy fresh air throughout your home on demand. You can install these retractable screens on normal hinged swing doors but also on double doors or sliding doors. They are inexpensive and install in less than 30 minutes regardless of DIY experience. However, you can also get these screens professionally installed if you’d like some help.
There are a lot of hardware pieces around your home that probably haven’t been updated in a long time. Faucets, cabinet handles, door locks, grab bars, and more. Take inventory around your home for hardware that could use some updating and make it a point to get them replaced. Replacing hardware is simple and quick, but can drastically freshen up a space and make it look polished and clean.
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