Whether you are fixing up your home to sell or just wanting to spruce up your abode, one thing to remember is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to make a big difference. Below are a few of my favorite improvements that can be done for less than a pair of new shoes and will make a noticeable difference!
1.) Replacing your faucet. You may think you need an entire bathroom overhaul but you will be surprised at the effect new fixtures can have on a rooms overall appeal.
2.) Update your counter-tops. There are a few ways that this can be done and stay within a budget. Many hardware stores offer kits that you can paint your countertops and the results are amazing but even those can be somewhat pricey. I came across this handy blog that actually showed how to use contact paper to update your counter tops and the results are breathtaking. Plus the total cost should be under $10!
3.) Update your vent covers. I’m sure most of ours are that dingy metallic color but with a can or two of rustoleum spray paint you can spruce up the vent covers and not spend much money in the process.
4.) While we are on the subject of spray painting things, another cheap, easy, and quick update you can do is to paint your door handles. By eliminating those brassy colored door knobs and replacing them with your updated silver or dark colored knobs it immediately updates the entire door.
5.) Switch plate covers are another way you can give the illusion of grandeur. Most hardware stores will sell these thicker type switch plate covers that appear as if you have put trim around the switch. These are especially important in areas where the switch plates are more obvious.
6.) Update your garage door and add a bit of class to the exterior of your home with a $7.00 bracket purchase. They have kits that contain all of the brackets and hardware you will need to transform your current garage door into one that appears to be carriage doors. This is not only a cheap update but it adds to your overall curb appeal.
7.) Bathrooms are a huge deciding factor for people in buying a house (for better or for worse) and framing your mirror can instantly make your bathroom look more expensive, put together, and durable. This is a simple project that you can do in an afternoon!