So, there are more than money and furniture for a home. Yes, in some kind, it brings well-being. You do not have to sell your arm and your leg to improve your home, and I will show you in a minute, how you can maximize your comfort while minimizing your costs. Here are my little tips for home improvement that will greatly enhance the comfort and the value of your residence.
The first and easy home improvement idea, I can give you today is to face lift completely your home interior. You can reasonably spend around $1,000 to add real value to your rooms. For example, you can use fresh coat paint on all the walls of your rooms, very easily, and if you're about to sell your house then you can add this cost to the final price without a problem.
Another tip is to renew your photos if you have any in your home. That's a great way to change your environment easily. You only have to take down your old photos into an album. I believe that this part can be a fun part. My last tips here are to change your carpet and if you really do not have sufficient money then do your job and clean it more than the usual. Use professional tools and cleaners to have a real result (and not an average result). Maybe you can hire someone.
Let me be very clear about that, really spend around $1,000. Do not believe that $100 will be OK.
You can do the same for your outdoors and your yard. Paint your trim with a new and a fresh color. Pay more attention to your front door and some exterior elements like your mail box and the lights. Most of the time they are very used, eroded and a simple painting can do the real thing. You have to know that your "garden" contributes to around 15 to 20 percent of the value of your property. Maybe to add more value you can plant another garden. Always, if you are short on money then just make repairing.
And what about your bathroom... for less than $1,000 you can greatly improve the appeal and the value of your whole house. You know, if you are selling your home, the bathroom is sometimes very important to add some thousands dollars to your price. Yes, make a fresh coat on paint on your walls. Maybe, you will only have to change your toilet and to change the sink to make a great impact. If you hate them, do it now, you will love them. Search for a nice vanity and look for those luxurious towels.
For your kitchen, your main job is to impress your visitors and your guests, and you do not have to spend a fortune on it. Do not install new cabinets, simply paint the door or change the door. One good tip, I can give you here for your kitchen is to buy a beautiful counter top. You do not have to buy expensive granite or quartz (because it's really expensive if you want to improve your home in a tight budget). A great alternative is to buy inexpensive stones that look like laminates. The overall look and quality are perfect.
That's it. If you hire professionals, you will have to pay around $15,000 - $20,000, But you can do all for less than $2,000. That's how you can enjoy home improvement at an affordable cost. Believe me, your well-being cost much than that.