Back to Basics: Inexpensive Home Improvements

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Whether you are prepping to sell your home or give the place a facelift, home improvements are often thought to be time consuming and expensive. But that doesn’t always have to be the case!

These simple upgrades can add to your overall property value without breaking the bank:

Kitchen: For a few hundred dollars, you can replace the kitchen faucet set, add new cabinet door handles and modernize old lighting fixtures. Or upgrade work surfaces to a sleek and budget-friendly material such as stainless steel or cast concrete.

Bathroom: Swap frosted glass for clear glass, clean the grout, remove rust stains, apply fresh caulk and update doorknobs. Even buying a new toilet seat can make a difference. The beauty of the bathroom is that it’s typically a smaller room, so improvements can be minimal, yet noticeable.

Paint: Painting can have a huge impact on a home for a small amount of money. Revamp the color palette of a room or add an accent wall that keeps the same color scheme while adding flair. Even just focusing on the ceiling can enhance a space, especially when it hasn’t seen a fresh coat in years.

Lighting: Think about customizing lighting with dimmer switches or brightening a space with sun tubes can be smart investments for your home as well. Or consider changing light bulbs; high wattage make rooms feel larger and soft lighting brings warmth to empty spaces.

Landscaping: Well-kept landscaping can boost your curb appeal and create a positive first impression. Not only are overgrown trees and bushes an eyesore, but they can often lead to bigger problems down the road.

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