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Low-cost home improvements

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Low-cost home improvements

If you can’t find the exact home you want, maybe buying something close and making some customizations is the way to go.

You might be worried that making changes will be expensive, and that can be true if you take on big-scale projects or renovations.

We’ve put together a list of improvements you can make to a home to not only personalize it but increase the value overall. And the best part, these are all relatively low-cost and easy to complete on your own.

Personalize with paint

Paint is one of the easiest ways to revive and personalize a home. By changing the color of a room, you can update the whole vibe of a house and make it come alive.

Whether you want to add a bright burst of colors to bring out your aesthetic or tone down existing colors that you don’t jive with, all you need is some basic paint supplies and the color of your choice, and you’re well on the way to your ideal space.

Spruce up the yard

Everyone wants a well-manicured yard that looks nice where you can spend time relaxing. You can achieve this by completing some DIY projects that will give you the oasis of your dreams. Here are just a few examples:

  • Add a walkway
    Using stones or pavers to add a walkway around a garden, or section of yard, draws attention to the areas of the yard you want to accentuate. It also makes it easy to create little pockets of color with it seeming like random growth through the yard.
  • Plant perennials
    Create flower beds with perennials instead of annuals and save money while still getting the beautiful garden you’ve always wanted. Perennials will keep coming back and save you time planting and money buying every year. All you will need to do is some slight upkeep at the beginning of the season to make sure your garden bed is ready to host all the beautiful flowers as they come back to life.
  • Add lighting
    A few strings of outdoor lighting can elevate your yard to a magical night space where you can relax after a long summer day or just a long day at work.

Replace outdated light fixtures

Light fixtures can elevate a space or distract from the overall cohesion of a room. If you love everything about a space but something seems off, look at the light fixtures. Changing out light fixtures is an easy way to make a noticeable impact. Start by replacing the entry lights, dining room chandeliers, and bathroom vanity lights. From there, consider each room and what feeling you are trying to create for the space.

Add crown molding

Crown molding enriches a space by forming an eye-catching transition between the walls and ceiling. If done well, crown molding can make the ceiling seem higher, the room appear more finished and add character to the home that it was missing before.

Update cabinetry hardware

Replacing kitchen cabinets can be costly and not in your budget for the foreseeable future. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make changes to improve the overall feel of the space.

By adding some updated or unique cabinet hardware, you can drastically change the look of your cabinets.

These are just a few suggestions of clever little ways that you can improve and customize a home. By making a few changes to a deserving space, you could unlock the hidden potential of a home.

Categories: helpful tips, home maintenance