Cheap Fixes to Boost Your Home Improvement

How to Have a Good-Looking Home?

home 5Looking for ways to spruce up your home without putting yourself in the poorhouse? Whether you’re getting ready to sell your home or want to spiff it up inexpensively for your own enjoyment, here are some good strategies for you to consider.

Make your kitchen really cook.

The kitchen is still considered the heart of the home. Potential home buyers make a beeline for this room when they first view a home for sale, so make sure your kitchen looks clean and reasonably updated. For a few hundred dollars, you can replace the kitchen faucet set, add new cabinet door handles and update old lighting fixtures with brighter, more energy-efficient ones.

Give appliances a facelift.

If your kitchen appliances don’t match, order new doors or face panels for them. Sometimes the mix-and-match kitchen bothered can bother you. Maybe you have a room with a white dishwasher, microwave and wall oven mixed with other pieces that were stainless steel with black trim. You might need to have it face lifted to make it look much better.

Buff up the bath.

Next to the kitchen, bathrooms are often the most important rooms to update. They, too, can be improved without a lot of cash. Even simple things like a new toilet seat and a pedestal sink are pretty easy for homeowners to install, and they make a big difference in the look of the bath. So you need to make sure that you have a good-looking bath for you to feel comfortable in it.

Step up your storage.

Old houses, particularly, are notorious for their lack of closet space. If you have cramped storage areas, adding do-it-yourself wire and laminate closet systems to bedrooms, pantries and entry closets. You can measure and redesign your closets online. You can also get design details and parts for these systems at many large home-improvement stores. Most closets can be updated in a weekend or less. There is much information in the internet that can help you out.

Mind the mechanics.

You can actually spend a few bucks on nitty-gritty stuff. It’s often very worthwhile to hire an electrician and plumber for a couple of hours to look over your electrical services, wrap or fix loose wires, fix any faulty outlets, and check for and fix any water leaks. Those details tell a buyer that someone has really taken care of the home and can really influence its price.

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