Simple Home Improvement Ideas
Regardless of if you just moved into your home or you’ve been there for years, there are always things you wish to change. While almost everyone would love a kitchen remodel or an addition, those things take time and money – sometimes a lot of money. Here are some things you can do to refresh your home in a weekend without breaking the bank.
New Cabinet Hardware – It would be great if you could replace all the cabinets, but it is amazing how much of a difference new knobs and pulls can make in your cabinetry. The right hardware can make traditional cabinets look more modern and can draw attention to other decoration elements in your home. Prices on knobs and pulls vary widely, you can spend a lot or a little, but typically they are a few dollars each, meaning you can give a nice update to your kitchen for under $100.
Sinks/Faucet/Counter-top – if you are looking to do more in the kitchen but want to stop short of a full remodel, replacing your faucet or sink and faucet can be a striking change for a few hundred dollars. If you want to go further still, a new counter top groupon coupons can radically change the appearance.
Painting – Repainting a room can make a big difference in only a day and it doesn’t have to mean hiring a painter. The key is to make sure that your paint colors all tie into other decor and use a quality durable paint. There is a difference between an $8 gallon of paint and one costing $30 or more a gallon. High quality paint will be more durable and offer colors that won’t fade. Even investing in quality paint, repainting a room yourself can be done in a day for less than $200.
Light Fixtures – You don’t think of them, but the quality of lighting in your home affects how everything else looks. There are many options besides the bright brass that is so common that can add a look of elegance to your home, especially when combined with new paint. Combining these ideas can make a huge difference in your home’s appearance and can be done in small chunks or all at once. Do a little research and these jobs can all be done without hiring a contractor, meaning you can stretch your home improvement budget even further.
What have you done to your house that was small but made a big improvement?