One of the joys of being a homeowner is decorating to meet your specific aesthetic tastes. When it comes to home improvement, however, sometimes the accumulating costs can put a damper on your vision. But that doesn’t mean that you should settle with outdated or boring details. Here are five home improvement projects that will make a big impact with little to no cost.
TIP #1: Enhance Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Make sure your landscaping is up to par. Overgrown hedges and bare patches of grass can detract from your home’s overall appeal, so trim those bushes and add greenery and flowers where there are none. In addition, try hanging flowers around your porch, adding decorative shutters to your windows and even painting your front door a bright color to make your house stand out and look great.
TIP #2: Fresh Paint
Painting is one of the most cost effective and easy ways to bring new life to a room. To create a bold effect, try painting an “accent wall” in a different color than the three other walls, and tie in the color with your room’s decorative accents. Just remember, if you are the type who likes to change your room’s color scheme often, stick with a nice neutral shade on the walls.
TIP #3: New Tiles in Kitchen and Bathroom
Is there moldy grout between your tiles? Out-dated patterns from the seventies? Details like these can ruin the look and feel of your home, and if you’re thinking of selling, they can bring the price down more than you’d think possible. When one considers how relatively easy it is to replace these tiles, it seems ridiculous not to! In fact, there are many different DIY options available for those looking to add their own kitchen back-splash or new tile counter-tops.
TIP #4: Install New Flooring
There’s nothing worse than dingy old carpet, or peeling linoleum in the kitchen or bathroom. In fact, if you were trying to sell your house, these small details could effectively turn potential buyers away. Make your floors stand out by installing new flooring yourself. Often you can find discount prices on flooring and flooring tiles at home improvement stores that you can install yourself. If you don’t know how, try looking online for easy installation tips.
TIP #5: Add New Art
Adding new art to your home’s walls can drastically change the mood of your rooms. A cheap and easy way to liven the space up is to purchase canvas and acrylic paints from an art supply store and create your own abstract piece. You don’t have to be an artist to make something eye-catching. Just choose the colors that you want to emphasize in the room, and create a colorful composition.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on redecorating. As you can see, these home improvement ideas are quite inexpensive; however, they will make a big impact on the look and feel of your home. If your budget is extra tight, you can always space the projects out over a period of time.