Are you thinking of upgrading your home’s looks without spending a small fortune? If yes, this blog post can absolutely help you do that.
A renovated home not only attracts higher offers if you decide to sell, but it also refreshes the property’s aesthetics, making it look gorgeous and more pleasant.
Property renovations don’t have to be outrageously expensive to get the job done. Most people typically assume that they’ll need to invest a ton of money for their homes to come out looking great. That’s not true.
There are cost-effective ways to renovate your property. A few touches and upgrades here and there can completely transform how your property looks. So whether you’re looking to renovate for personal pleasure or doing so to sell, the DIY tips in this post will help you save some money.
Start With the Property’s Vinyl Siding
If you have vinyl siding on your property, start with that. Clean it thoroughly. Most people underestimate the impact of clean vinyl siding on their property’s curb appeal. All you need is some soap, a long-handled scrubbing brush, and some effort.
In fact, some home renovations experts recommend that you don’t hire power washing services to avoid them further damaging the siding –over time, vinyl sidings age and become weaker.
So apply the soap to the siding and have a go at it. This takes time though, but the results can be rewarding. A thoroughly cleaned vinyl siding can look great for years without needing any cleaning.
Update the Home’s Exterior
Most people assume that they have to completely repaint the whole exterior or change their home’s roofing just to improve the aesthetics. That’s not true. If anything, there are cost-effective ways to update your property’s exterior.
Start with painting the door with a bold color that complements the color of the house. Some people opt for red, black, or green. That depends on your preference. Just make sure that the color blends with other colors in the house and doesn’t look garish in any way.
Then, clean out the garage, driveway, and sidewalks. A thorough pressure washing session will take care of this if you haven’t don’t any of those in a long while. Also, consider power washing the roof. Pressure washing is a super effective way to remove the gunk and stains that have built up over the years, making it look clean and shiny.
Switch Out Your Wallpapers
If the wallpapers in your home are old and tired, try replacing them with new ones. Wallpapers are a relatively cheaper solution to refreshing your home’s looks. You don’t have to spend a small fortune on a new paint job if you don’t want to.
However, if you can, consider painting the property’s interior. If you’ve never painted before, don’t worry. There are a ton of videos on Youtube showing you how to paint like a pro. All you have to do is buy the materials and you and your friends or family can make a day of it.
Update Your Kitchen Cabinets
Kitchen cabinets are often ignored, yet they play a crucial role in your kitchen aesthetics. Over time, kitchen cabinets fall into a state of disrepair, usually due to frequent use. Most cabinets often have to deal with scuff marks, grime from years of use, and weakened hinges.
This can make the cabinets look old, which in turn, turns your kitchen into a dreary-looking place. To change this, consider painting the cabinets and repairing any issues they might have.
Also, change the handles into something new and modern. Also, maybe switch out the doors for glass doors. This will add some beauty to your kitchen as it shows your beautifully arranged cookware, plates, and china. Those small things can drastically improve your kitchen’s looks without costing you a lot of money.
Fix or Replace Your Windows
If your windows are over 10 years old, it’s time to see if they are still in great condition and possibly replace them with new ones.
Look for cracks, weather stripping gone bad, lacking caulk, and weak frames. You probably don’t know this, but cracked, chipped, or old glass can affect your energy bills.
Consider hiring a window installation company to replace your glass with new energy-efficient ones to lower your energy bills. Or buy the glass yourself and have the glass installation technicians come to install it. This will save some money while guaranteeing increased energy efficiency.
Switch Up Your Bathroom
Your bathroom has a focal point in your home. An old-looking bathroom doesn’t look good.
So, refinish your bathtub, change the shower doors, replace the old fixtures with new modern ones and clean up the walls to make the bathroom look nice. Some people prefer changing the bathroom tiles to something modern. That’s something you can do too, without breaking the bank.