How to Spruce Up Your Home on a Budget

by Connie Landes 06/23/2019

You’ve got your dream job, and you can finally afford to more comfortable surroundings. But as you fantasize about your next neighborhood, you need to make sure you get top dollar for your present pad. Selling for more may mean a wholesale renovation exercise or minor touch-ups depending on how good you have been to your home over the years. Either can cost an arm and a leg, but you can keep things within budget if you try out the steps below.

Hardware makeover

Switch out older hardware items for snazzier new ones, such as drawer handles and cabinet knobs. Not only will it be reasonably cheap to do so, but it will also inject the home with your design sensibilities. 

Become closet savvy

Arrange and organize your closet, not only for aesthetic purposes but also for space saving and efficient storage reasons as well. Ergonomic and smart shelving is one way of achieving this, as is building in clever nooks that fit your everyday storage needs.

Track lighting installation

Overhead lights are not always the answer to your illumination needs, as track lighting can serve in task completion in specific settings. These include the laundry room, bathroom, and kitchen. Or try undermount lighting installed on cabinet undersides for countertop surface lighting.

Create a memorable entrance

Transform your front door's interior area from drab to functional, with tasteful fixtures on which guests and family can leave their coats and shoes. Furniture such as overhead cabinets or shelving, hooks, and benches with built-in storage spaces can add a touch of class while helping you use available space better.

Update the light fixtures

Replacing aging contractor-grade light fixtures is a relatively simple and inexpensive home improvement exercise. Jazz things up by taking a walk through the lighting section at your favorite store to search for inspiration. You will be surprised at the budget-friendly options for you to choose from, and it would make an unmistakable difference in your home.

Upgrade the bathroom

Several additions can transform a standard bathroom. Mirror framing using wood costs little but gives the vanity area atmosphere. Change out the faucets for an upgraded appearance. Contemporary shelving, a new lick of paint and perhaps an art piece are other ways to transform your bathroom’s ambiance from bland to sharp.

None of these bathroom enhancement tasks take an age to accomplish, nor cost too much. They can be broken up into individual jobs, but will eventually, when complete, make your bathroom feel new.

Kitchen cabinet dimension

Consider switching your cabinet colors up for a total change in their feel and look. An option is a two-tone, flattering color scheme, whereby the upper cabinets are painted one color and the lower cabinets another complimentary one. This scheme creates dimension and depth, two things all kitchens need.

For more home improvement tricks and tips on a budget, visit a professional home improvement advisor today.

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Connie Landes

Connie Landes has a longstanding reputation as a Real Estate Professional who is committed to giving her clients the exceptional service they deserve. She uses her knowledge from 24 years of experience, along with integrity, clear communication, tenacity, and of course humor to make her clients experience as stress free as possible. Having lived and worked in Santa Cruz County for the last 20+ years, Connie has a real love for her community and the “Santa Cruz” lifestyle, and loves to share her favorite places with her clients. Connie has experience in all areas of residential real estate, in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Santa Clara Counties.