Do you have the desire to update, improve, or renovate your home, but feel as if it’s not in your budget? HGTV shows lead us to believe that home improvements cost tens of thousands of dollars and usually go over budget. You’ll be surprised how updating a few minor details will give your home a fresh look equal to a total renovation. Here are some home improvements that can be done on any budget.
If you want to boost the value of your home, start with curb appeal. This doesn’t have to be an expensive repaint job. Start with small landscaping projects, from planting a bed of flowers to adding mulch around trees and other plants. Add fresh accessories like a new front door, mailbox, and planters. With $100 you can also refinish floors and cabinets, giving the whole kitchen an updated look.
Before you list your home it would be wise to have a home inspection so you know what needs to be repaired before your buyers walk through. If your home is perfect and doesn’t need any repairs, you can spend your $500 painting your home’s exterior, shutters, and trim. Also, you can erect a simple fence around your backyard. You can even hire a pro to power wash your patio, deck or walkways.
If your budget is a thousand, give your home’s interior a new paint job. Keep in mind that you should stick to neutral colors for the widest appeal. If your home doesn’t need a new paint job, consider investing in new furniture pieces that will modernize your home. If you don’t need new furniture either, invest in a new front porch. This will add curb appeal and make your home visually luring.
This money will best be used updating your half-bath or main bathroom. Making these spaces unique and charming can increase your home’s value by more than $7,500, yielding a greater return. Also, consider transforming unused space such as an attic as an additional bedroom. Return can be anywhere from 70 to 80 percent.
If you’re willing to spend this much on home renovation we suggest you do so on the most important room in the whole house, the kitchen. Replace cabinet doors, repaint or stain cabinets, or add a new countertop. If your kitchen is already in pristine condition, focus your attention to the flooring. Replace the flooring in your home’s common areas. Opt for Bamboo, a beautiful and less expensive choice.