If you own a home, chances are you’re constantly thinking of ways you can improve or add value to it. Finding budget friendly projects that make a big impact is sometimes easier said than done. If you’re in need of ideas, here are a few to help you get started.
Updating the color scheme in your home is a fast and easy way to make a big change. Switching out dark colors for light and bright can make your home feel spacious and open. Painting is an extremely cost effective way to elevate the design and value of your home. In addition, you receive almost instant gratification because the project can be completed in a relatively short amount of time. You can even rent a paint sprayer from your local Home Depot to streamline the project further. If you have plans to sell your home in the future, be sure to choose colors with wide appeal.
Vinyl Tile Stickers
If you don’t have the time or budget to completely update your kitchen backsplash or your tile flooring, give vinyl tile stickers a try. Companies like Quadrostyle provide vinyl peel and stick flooring options that are easy to use. They are extremely durable and can help give your outdated tile a facelift while adding a beautiful design element to your home. If you’re interested in looking at Quadrostyle’s growing collection of patterned flooring, you can visit their website here.
Landscaping is the first impression your house is going to make on anyone who sees it. It is important to keep your yard looking tidy. There are plenty of inexpensive things you can do to spruce up your outside space. A new paver patio or pathway, building a fire-pit, and creating a garden are just some of the projects you can do to improve your yard. Landscaping has the potential to add thousands of dollars onto the value of your home. It gives you a quick return on investment and your plants and trees will mature and become better over time. If you need a list of inexpensive plants, HGTV has an excellent one. You can find it here.
Front Door Redo
Many homeowners underestimate the importance of having a nice front door. If landscaping is the first impression your house makes, the front door is a close second. According to an article written by Lauren Phillips for CoastalLiving.com, “The biggest boost came from a black or charcoal gray front door—Zillow found that homes with a front door in one of these colors could sell for $6,271 more than expected.” For a small amount of time and effort, you can add a tremendous amount of value to your home.
Sweat equity goes a long way in terms of sprucing up your home. Particularly when you’re on a budget, always be searching for ways to improve your space. Take on any projects you can realistically do yourself and enjoy learning new skills along the way.