Do you want to increase your home value but don’t have a lot of money to spend on a remodel? You’re in luck. There are plenty of cheap home improvements that make a big impact on the overall look of your home.
Here are ten of the best you can do yourself that cost under $100:
10. Paint ’til your heart’s content. Whether it’s the walls, trim, or doors, one of the quickest ways to transform the look of a room is by simply adding a couple coats of paint–which can be done for less than a hundred bucks and is one of the best cheap home improvements you can invest in due to its small cost and impressive impact.
9. Update your window coverings. Replace worn blinds or dated curtains with fresh window coverings that allow lots of natural light into your home.
8. Refinish your cabinets. All-new kitchen cabinets can cost thousands, but refinishing or repainting them can be done for under $100 and will breathe new life into your kitchen. Kitchen cabinets of all material types can be resurfaced, but make sure you do your homework to make sure which method will work best for your cabinets.
7. Install new drawer and cabinet hardware. Replace the old knobs and handles on drawers and cabinets for a whole new look. You’ll be amazed both at the different styles available and how drastic the change can be by just simply updating handles.
6. Get rid of “popcorn” ceilings. Give your home a new look by removing textured, or popcorn, ceilings. It can be done easily and inexpensively at home with few tools, and adding a smoother touch will give the space a whole new depth. This is one of several cheap home improvements that can be done on your own without the need for professional help with a simple online tutorial. You’ll be amazed at a what a difference this will make!
5. De-clutter. If your house has accumulated a lot of clutter, start organizing! Free up space by loading old clutter and garbage into a truck and take it to the dump, or hire someone to haul it away. You could even host a garage sale to help finance some little upgrades to your home. You may not think of de-cluttering among cheap home improvements, but this simple action can yield huge results and it’s free (and potentially could net you some cash).
4. Update your house numbers. If the numbers on your house are old, crooked, or missing, buy fresh new ones at the hardware store. If your address is painted, repaint old or weathered numbers. This simple little touch can make your exterior look much more inviting.
3. Remove outdated wallpaper. Old wallpaper can make your home feel cramped or out of date. You can remove it yourself inexpensively, then patch and paint the walls for a new look. Try removing problem wallpaper by spraying it with a mixture of white vinegar, dish detergent, and water.
2. Freshen up your bathrooms. You don’t need to remodel your entire bathroom to improve the look of it and make it look more modern. New fixtures, a coat of paint, new rugs, or even a new toilet seat and lid can make a big impact for under $100.
1. Get a professional opinion. If interior design isn’t your forte, consider hiring a professional to provide some tips and opinions. Interior decorators can be hired for a consultation for under $100 an hour and can provide helpful tips. If you don’t want to pay for an opinion, try soliciting one from a friend or family member who you feel has a keen eye for home decor that you’ve always admired. You’d be surprised at the free advice you can get on cheap home improvements.
Home improvements don’t have to break the bank. These simple and inexpensive are perfect for do-it-yourselfers on a budget and can make a big impact on your home. If you think your home could use a little more help, you may want to consider seeing if you’ve got excess equity in your home and cashing some of it out by refinancing. This will give you the cash you need to make bigger changes and add precious property value back into your home, so everyone wins. To get a free home equity consultation, contact one of NLC Loans’ Personal Mortgage Advisors today toll-free at 877-480-8050.