7 Affordable Home Improvement Ideas

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Real Estate Agent with John Roberts Realty

7 Affordable Home Improvement Ideas

 

Home improvements are the best way to increase your home's value without remodeling if you are on a budget.  Here are 7 tips that won't break the bank:

  1. Shelving for extra storage – Take advantage of small, unclaimed wall or corner space in your kitchen and add open shelving to hold dishes, cookware and spices within easy reach. Embellish plain shelves with decorative brackets, and if you entertain often, add a wine rack.
  2. Upgrade cabinets with molding – Plain, personality-less kitchen cabinets take on new sophistication with the simple addition of molding at the edges. You can do it yourself with a little guidance from home store designers.
  3. Restore the floor – The warmth and versatility of wood is incomparable, but exposure to dirt and foot traffic can leave it looking dull. Restore the shine factor and give a room a whole new look by polishing the floor with a product specifically designed for hardwood floors.
  4. Give the fireplace a lift – Give a dated brick fireplace a modern makeover with a fresh coat of paint. Start by thoroughly cleaning the brick to loosen grime. Apply a stain-blocking primer, then paint with a high-gloss paint.
  5. Add crown molding – Crown molding on walls, doors and ceiling makes any living space look finished and luxurious. You can transform a room with trim in a weekend with affordable, off-the-rack moldings from a local home improvement center.
  6. Try Roman shades – Give windows a custom look at a low price with do-it-yourself window treatments. With a mini-blind and mid-weight upholstery fabric, you can create a charming roman shade to block out sun and boost your décor.
  7. Hassle-free game area – Create a dedicated zone to serve as a central spot for the games, movies and music your family uses most often. A media cabinet with divided shelves should keep it all neat – or use a bookcase with a combination of bins and baskets to keep everything organized and ready 
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Comments (13)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Pat and thanks for another great blog with lots of great information.  Make ita great day!

 

Oct 25, 2021 09:36 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Pat - some of your suggestions I am working on right now.

Oct 25, 2021 09:43 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

These are very good tips to share.

Have a productive week.

Oct 25, 2021 12:15 PM
Tony Busanich
TD Bank - Freehold, NJ
1-4 FAMILY HOME LOAN SPECIALIST

Hi Pat, My favorite would be restore the floors, to me that very important. thanks for posting this information. 

Oct 25, 2021 01:03 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Pat - sometimes it is the simplest(and most affordable) ideas that can provide the biggest return on better living.  

Oct 26, 2021 03:34 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Pat, great list for some affordable improvements.  Doing a facelift right now on my master bath.

Oct 26, 2021 06:34 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Will, thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great afternoon.

Nov 02, 2021 02:36 PM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Roy, thanks for stopping by. I hope you are having a productive week.

Nov 02, 2021 02:37 PM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Tony, I am with you I think restoring the floors is a great idea. Thanks for stopping by.

Nov 02, 2021 02:38 PM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Michael, you are right it doesn't have to cost a lot to make a great change. Thanks for stopping by.

Nov 02, 2021 02:39 PM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Joan, I hope thing turn out great in you master bath. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great afternoon.

Nov 02, 2021 02:39 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I've had a lot of my clients have a affordability beans the one thing that matters the most to them and all these really work well

Nov 05, 2021 11:00 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Pat Champion these are very valuable list of affordable home improvement ideas.

Nov 09, 2021 02:23 PM