Five Things in your Home you Can Upgrade without Tearing Out

Five Things in your Home you Can Upgrade without Tearing Out
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    Whether you are looking for ways to increase the appeal of your house to potential home buyers or just want to some relatively inexpensive, no-fuss ideas to enhance the aesthetics of your living space, many ways exist to provide the mini-face lift your property needs.

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Following are five weekend projects that don’t involve complicated and expensive activities.

Amp Up Your Curb Appeal

A broom, basic yard tools, and a quick visit to your local plant nursery can give your outdoor living space the polish that it needs to present an appealing appearance to prospective home buyers. Sweep the areas with solid surfaces, mow the lawn, pull some weeds, and plant flowering annuals in strategic locations.

Making the Most of Your Floors

Whether you have wall-to-wall carpeting, area rugs, or hardwood flooring, making certain that your floors are spotless will be sure to impress visitors. Steam clean carpets and thoroughly clean and buff hardwood floors the day before you have an open house. This is also a great time to remove any superfluous clutter from the floors. If your carpets are wearing down an no amount of cleaning will refresh them, you can temporarily hide them. The fastest areas to wear are unusually stairs and high traffic areas. Area rugs are a great way to refresh the look of a room without spending a lot of time and money.

Replace Kitchen Cabinet Doors

If you’ve been wanting to replace your kitchen cabinets but are reluctant because of the cost and the hassle of completely tearing out the existing cabinets, consider having the doors replaced instead. Known as refacing, this provides an excellent way to quickly get the look of new cabinets without the expense. To get an idea of what options are available, you can look at the Canlik Kitchen Inc gallery online or visit their showroom in Toronto. Because the doors are the parts of kitchen cabinets that take the most beatings, this approach makes sense.

Dress Your Bathroom Up

Hardly anyone makes the decision to buy a home based on the bathrooms in a house, but many people decide to continue their search if an otherwise acceptable property features a poorly kept bathroom. It goes without saying that the bathrooms in your home should be scrupulously clean. Home stagers who work for real estate companies suggest going for the look you’d find in an upscale hotel bathroom — well stocked, fresh, and somewhat generic.

Of course if you aren’t selling your home, you can choose any theme that you enjoy. To keep a clean and fresh look, replace your  shower curtain and floor rugs with new ones in a color or pattern you like. Rather than keeping wet towels hanging on the rods, keep dry guest towels that match the theme of your bathroom and put the wet towels away in a laundry room.

Replace Light Fixtures

Dingy light fixtures can make even the cleanest and most well-decorated home look like a dreary, sad place. Replacing them will brighten up your rooms and infuse them with a clean feeling. You should also replace low-wattage light bulbs with those that impart a brighter glow — you can switch them back after the open house is over.

As you can see, there are many ways that you can improve the appeal of your home. These projects can all be completed within the course of a normal weekend afternoon.

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