How to Improve Your Home on a Small Budget

How to Improve Your Home on a Small Budget
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    Whether you've lived in your home for a few months or a few years, you may want to make some adjustments to make your living space feel more like home.


However, some home improvements can be expensive and you may be looking to stay within a specific budget when you’re updating your residence. Luckily, there are a few ways to make your home look good as new. Here are some ideas you may want to try.

Use a Stair Runner

If you have stairs that are slippery and you’re looking for a way to make them safer and more attractive, you can consider a stair runner. A contractor or interior designer may charge you thousands of dollars to carpet your stairs which is why a stair runner is a logical and more affordable option. You can buy patterned or solid-colored stair runners and adhesive materials to keep the runners in place for under $400.

Add Crown Molding

Crown molding enhances the value and visual appeal of your home. If you’re not a construction expert, there are some ways you can avoid trying to make accurate cuts with a miter saw.

Using polystyrene, a lightweight substance makes installing crown molding easier and you likely won’t spend more than $150 on the entire project.

Adding crown molding to all or most of the rooms in your home is a weekend-friendly project as well, which gives you more time to complete other home improvement tasks.

Revamp the Front Door

You can make a big difference in the exterior of your home by adding a fresh coat of paint to the front door.

You can choose the color of the paint based on the color scheme of your home’s brick or siding. If your house has warm tan or brown tones, you can paint the door red or burgundy.

If the house is gray or white, a blue or green door will make your home stand out. You may also want to paint your shutters the same color as the door for a more coordinated look. This home improvement is affordable since you’ll only be paying for paint and brushes, and you can finish it in a weekend so you’ll see the results right away.

Consider installing a security system for the front door as well. This is especially helpful for whenever you choose to sell your home. Potential buyers will love this extra feature of your home.

For example, there are homes for sale in Temecula that include a variety of different types of security systems such as smart home automation, wired, wireless, monitored and monitored. Do your research to pick out the right type for your home.

Install a Dishwasher

For about $450, you can install or update your dishwasher. A dishwasher helps to conserve water and gives your kitchen a modern look. If your current dishwasher isn’t working properly, this could raise your electricity and water bills.

If you’re accustomed to installing household appliances, this task should take a few hours and won’t cost you less than $500. You can select a dishwasher in a color that coordinates with your kitchen decor or select a stainless steel model that will match with any color scheme.

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Install Interior Shutters

Depending on where your windows are situated, you may experience glaring sunlight during certain times of the day. This can be a major distraction even though you may enjoy the benefit of natural sunlight.

Large windows and lots of sunlight also increases the chances that your neighbors can see into your home. You can control the amount of light and privacy you have in your home by installing interior shutters.

The shutters can also help keep heat in your home during the winter and cool the house off during the summer. In most cases, you won’t spend more than $450 on this worthwhile project.

Replace Or Update Your Kitchen Cabinets

You can brighten up your kitchen by painting the cabinets in a warm and inviting color like yellow or orange. Yellow is a color that promotes happiness and orange is a hue that incites hunger.

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If you don’t want to paint the cabinets, you can sand and buff the wood to make it look as good as new. Of course, you can also replace your cabinets; the budget for this project will be higher if you’re getting new cabinets.

However, if you’re sanding or painting your cabinets you can expect to spend around $200 and about a day to make you more excited about spending time in your kitchen.

These simple home improvements can make you feel more comfortable in your home and give you the chance to express your creativity and sense of style without breaking the bank.

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