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8 Inexpensive Home Improvements

Always wanted to give your home a facelift but don’t have a huge budget to back it? In this blog we are going to provide 8 inexpensive home improvement ideas that you can do yourself! 


#1. Adding trim to basic slab doors.

Doing this can elevate the look of the room especially when paint is added. Adding trim can make your old doors not only add a new dimension to your room but also saves you money, as you will not have to replace the entire door. 

Adding slabs to your door seems like too much of a task? No problem let’s take it back a notch, another way to add more face value to your entire home is to repaint that faded front door. This is a DIY task that anyone can do with a few basic tools. A simple black paint finish with gold features like a door knocker or handle are a sure way to give your main entrance a subtle pop. 

#2. Adding an outlet to your small pantry in the kitchen. 

If you live in a house that has a small kitchen and want to make more space, adding an outlet to your pantry might be the fix you were looking for. Once an outlet is installed in your pantry you can put things like a microwave in there to open up your main kitchen a little bit more. 

This is something that can be done by yourself but if you don’t feel comfortable with the work we advise you look into having it done professionally. 

#3. Painting a metal railing or small fence area. 

Especially if you are in a house that you plan to sell in the future, this is another good way to add value to your home. Repainting old faded fences and railings around the house can make it look like you replaced your setup all together.

#4. Install a dimmer switch.

Installing a dimmer switch is a great feature to add in multiple rooms around the house. Especially, if you have a nursery they are a great way to avoid being blinded in the middle of the night if you are checking up on your newborn. Dimmer switches can be applied in any other room around the house where you don’t want all or nothing when it comes to lighting in your house. Just like tip #2 if you are not comfortable with electrical work, look to hire a professional as it will not cost that much to get set up. 

#5. Painting cabinetry (Kitchen & Bathroom) 

This is a fairly easy but big job that can be done for about $100 or less. Taking the time to modernize those outdated cabinets can do wonders for how the overall room looks. 

#6. Electrical Conduit Rods

We are sure you’ve noticed how expensive curtain rods can be in stores and online. A great inexpensive alternative for regular curtain rods are electrical conduit rods. Electrical conduit will do the same trick as curtain rods and also save you some money at the same time!

For about $3 per 5 feet, these rods can be applied in the exact same places you were thinking about putting those expensive curtain rods in.

In addition to the conduit rods, you would just need to buy the accessories that support the rods on your walls. Get creative and make it your own by doing things like spray painting the rod to match surrounding furniture pieces in the room. 

#7. Spray Paint Air Conditioning Vent Covers. 

Yup, another paint job!

Another way to add to your freshly painted ceilings is to paint the air conditioning vent covers. Giving you a new look with just a few strokes of a paint brush. 

#8. Replace your mailbox 

Your mailbox, whether on a post by your driveway or right next to your door is one of the first things we see when stepping onto a property. So why not keep that looking up to date with the rest of your beautiful house. This could be as simple as repainting it or investing in a new one. 

Looking to do minor upgrades to your home and don’t know where to start? We hope these 8 helpful tips give you a place to start! 

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us!

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