4 Easy-To-Do Home Improvements That Won’t Break The Bank

If you have lived in your home a couple years, you may look around and feel uninspired by the way it looks. The things that you loved when you got your home may be dingy, discolored, or just plain boring now. Instead of moving to a new home or hiring someone to tackle large home improvements that cost a fortune, why not simply update the way your home looks?

These four easy-to-do home improvements are ideal, and they won’t break the bank.

1.Embrace Fresh Paint

No one should underestimate the power of paint. It can turn a dark room into a room that is bright and cheery. It can make it feel relaxed or help it appear to be larger. You are not restricted to white walls, textured ceilings, or anything else. You do not have to paint every wall the same color. Many people use two contrasting colors on opposite walls to make a room feel larger. They may also paint three walls white while painting another a bold color that compliments their decorative style. Many add a textured look to their “feature” wall by using paint and a sponge or a roller that is wrapped with cloth or create a feature wall using wallpaper. In the kitchen, you may consider creating a backsplash to update the walls along with paint. A backsplash can be made using peel and stick tiles, grout, and a little creativity.

2.Update Cabinetry

Most often, people look at their kitchen or their bathroom and wish they could afford to change it completely. They are somewhat boring areas. Even though you loved it years ago, you may not be able to see its qualities anymore. Things may not function the way you want, or they simply look outdated. Instead of gutting your bathroom or kitchen, why not give them a face lift? You can add fresh paint to cabinets. You can update the knobs and drawer pulls. If you have a little more money to invest, you can leave the cabinets but purchase new cabinet doors. From there, you may also consider updating your countertops, which can also be affordable using wood and epoxy, laminate, and other options.

3.Clear the Air

Over time, our homes all end up developing an odor that is not appealing. Most often, the odor is confined to bathrooms where there is a lot of moisture. You can easily install a vent in the bathroom to remove those foul odors. If your entire home smells like an old house with dirty carpets, smoke, or muskiness; you can consider changing out your central unit air filter. Choosing electrostatic filters are a great way to remove more odors and dust than older air filters. You can also clean them rather than replace them if you choose to do so.

4.Don’t Forget the Accessories

Accessories are what makes a house, a home. You can add shelves in the living room, bedroom, and bath. There are roll-away carts that you can add to your kitchen for an easy “island”. You can have throw pills scattered around, tables in the entryway, mirrors on the wall, and so much more. Vases filled with plants, real or fake, can add splashes of color to further accessorize. Anything you do will add comfort and warmth to your home.

Time to Get Creative

Home is where the heart is, but if you are not happy with the way your home looks; is your heart truly in it? By putting forth a little effort to give your home a facelift, you can put your heart back into it. With a little creativity and time, you can change the way your home looks. This can make you love it all over again and it does not have to break your bank.

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