Many homeowners are looking for affordable home improvement projects to give their homes instant appeal. Maybe they are planning to put the home on the market or they simply want a new look for the new year, but regardless of the reason, there are some very simple yet effective options to get the job done.
If this sounds like something you’ve been contemplating for your home, your friends at BNW Builders have four home improvement projects you should consider mounting. We have ideas that can fit any home and any budget for that curb appeal you really want.
1. New Paint
Sometimes the fastest way to create more appeal is by changing the color of the home. Not only can it revitalize any room in the house and even give the exterior a completely different aesthetic, but this is a project you can do all by yourself. You might have a color in mind or you may want to search out inspiration from any number of different sources, whether it’s the home of a friend or out of the pages of a magazine.
Depending on where and how much you want to change about your current paint job, you can finish this project for just a few hundred bucks or less and do the work yourself.
2. Refresh the Bathroom
There are so many things you can do to your bathroom, it all depends on how much appeal you want to create. If you just want to brighten things up you may want to apply some new grout or caulk to the tub, sink, and tiles. If you want to make a bigger change, you might consider updating some fixtures like the sink, the handles, and knobs. Perhaps even putting in some new lighting if you feel like the bathroom could use some additional illumination.
You’d be surprised how little things can make a big difference in the bathroom and that won’t go un-noticed by potential buyers who may be interested in purchasing your home.
3. More Fixtures
When it comes to updating the fixtures, why stop at the bathroom? Maybe the kitchen could use some new hardware on the cabinets or the living room could use some new lighting fixtures. Take a walk throughout the house and make some notes as to the fixtures you feel are tired and worn out, perhaps even old and out of date.
Many buyers prefer to buy a home that feels like it belongs in this century, not something stuck in yesteryear.
4. Updated Landscaping
Nothing brings down the appeal of a home like unkempt landscaping. It’s one thing to neglect mowing the lawn for a few weeks, it’s another to leave dead and dying shrubs and trees pathetically listing over around the property. So, take a good long look in the front and back yards surrounding the house and see which areas need the most tender loving care.
You may not have anything dead out there but you can be sure some trimming and, yes mowing the lawn, can make a big difference. You might also consider planting new plants, trees, or flowerbeds that bring some color where there is none at the moment.