5 Things You Can Do to Upgrade Your Home for Cheap
Buying a home is never a cheap feat. More often than not, you will find yourself spending much more than you thought possible. Because of this, and how easily it is for those costs to sneak up on us, we’ve brought you 5 super easy, inexpensive ways to add some flair and design without the burden to your budget.
1. Repaint the Walls for Instant Mood Change
Paint is the easiest way to bring something to life in your home. Although paint can get expensive, depending on the color and brand, but a small can of paint to change your front door should be under $15. Choose a striking color that contrasts with another accent color for some pop. Choose one or two places to paint in your home to gradually add new life into its appearance.
2. Replace All of the Switch Plate Covers and Refresh a Room
Under $5 and easy to install, changing out your old light switches and outlet covers for new ones can refresh a room for $5 and is easy to install, changing out your old light switches for new ones can refresh a room and give the walls a cleaner appearance. Smudges on light switches can become stains over time.
3. Install Solar Powered Lawn Lights for Enhanced Evenings Outside
You can usually buy a set of these for $30 at a home improvement store, but check out your local discount store for a bigger discount. These will help improve the look of your home without a spike in your electricity bill. Adding these to the walkway or entry way can also add an element of safety to your home, providing visibility for early mornings and evenings.
4. Put New Sprinkler Heads in for a few Bucks Each
At a low cost, updating your sprinkler heads is no money pit, but it can be a bit of a diy. The trade-off? Not only do you get working sprinklers, but a better, more hydrated lawn. Many modern sprinklers have timers available so you can control how long and how often the lawn is watered, this will save on your waste water bill as well as landscaping repairs.
5. Get Door & Drawer Knobs to Restyle the Closets and Cupboards
Ranging in price, a very easy way to give your new home
some of your own design taste is by changing out the doorknobs and cabinet drawer pulls. This is also a good idea if you are looking to add some security to the inside of your home, such as adding a locked door to a home office or adding some childproofing.
Adding some upgrades to your home can be a fun and affordable project for everyone. Making some changes can also add value to your real estate
. For beginners stay small and keep it simple, paint, switches, lawn lights, sprinklers and knobs are a good place to start!