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Home Renovations
 
Least Expensive Home Upgrades

Manageable Home Upgrade Ideas

We all want to make improvements and upgrades to our home, but it's not always financially possible. Major renovations are costly, but that doesn't mean you can't start with minor repairs. A few small touch ups can go a long way to making a noticable difference in your home.

By starting small with affordable projects, you can work toward improving your home while simultaneously saving money for any needed larger renovations.

www.bettybart.com, renovations1. Start with the Entrance

Because your porch and entranceway are the first things a buyer sees when he/she approaches and enters your home. So, start there.

Fix up the lawn with a few new plants, clean the driveway and get rid of any debris outside. From there, move on to the porch. If your deck is old and tired looking, spruce it up with a cheap coat of paint and a few minor repairs. Next, give the front door a fresh new color and a splash of life with a decorative wreath or a new knocker.

Make sure the front door is well lit and welcoming.  Change the light bulb.

www.bettybart.com, renovations2. Paint with Light Colors

Not only does painting freshen and brighten a room, but painting with light or pastel colors will make it feel bigger. So, if you can't afford to put a new addition on the house, create the illusion of space by clearing out some of the clutter and throwing up a new coat of light paint.  For paint colors, make sure they are neutral.  For advice, I can provide the paint chips to you with advice on colour or if you like I can provide a stager that will discuss color with you.

www.bettybart.com, renovations3. Clean

It sounds simple, but a thorough cleaning and a rigorous de-cluttering can go a long way in revamping a home. For the cost of cleaning supplies and a few hours of manpower, you can spruce up the appearance of your house.

Rent a carpet cleaner, wash your curtains, clean the windows inside and out, donate your junk, take your garbage to the dump and just tackle all those little repair jobs that have been piling up. You'll be amazed by the difference that a good weekend of solid cleaning really makes.

Once you clean it thoroughly just keep it up and let it shine.

4. Get Creative

Look to magazines or design programs for inspiration and start getting creative. If you're a handy person, try refinishing that old table to give it a new look or install new hardware to update your cupboards.  Don't go out and spend a lot of money to replace the clutter that you removed.  It will all look better once you clean it and do the small repairs and changes necessary.

www.bettybart.com, MississaugaRemember, creativity and elbow grease shouldn't cost you a dime. With the right work attitude and a little extra effort over the course of a weekend, anybody can afford to improve their home. You'll certainly enjoy the benefits and savings.

 

 
 


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