Increase Your Home's Appeal with These Five Easy Summer Projects
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Home maintenance can be expensive, forcing homeowners to put off bigger tasks for as long as possible. However, there are several projects homeowners can do that will give their home a fresh look without straining the household budget. Here are a few budget friendly upgrades:
1. A Fresh Coat of Paint
Are your rooms the same color as when you bought your home? Then it's time for a change. Price out paint, rollers, brushes, tape, and other supplies, and decide how many rooms you can afford to do. Bring home a few color samples, and match them with room furnishings. Choose your colors and brighten up your home.
2. Attractive Lighting Fixtures
A new lighting fixture can transform a dining room instantly; for example, a pretty chandelier adds charm and ambiance. It's also an eye-catcher for when you are ready to sell. The living room, kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms can all benefit from the addition of modern lighting fixtures, which you can find at any home improvement store.
3. New Faucets for Kitchens and Bathrooms
New faucets make your fixtures and rooms look better immediately. Many modern fixtures for kitchens and bathrooms conserve water, which means bonus energy savings.
4. New Caulk in the Bathrooms
When caulk gets old it can deteriorate, causing water damage and mold. It's important to replace caulk when it starts to break down. It's an inexpensive project and makes a big difference in the bathroom's appearance. Treat the old caulk with a softener, which helps remove the substance. Clean the area with paint thinner and allow to dry. Apply new caulk for a nice, clean look.
5. Front Yard Landscaping
Do you want your home to look attractive when people drive by or stop in to visit? Then edge the lawn, plant flowers, trim shrubs, and repair or replace your walkway. This is a project for the whole family that will make your home look friendly and inviting.
These five projects are inexpensive and will give your home a fresh new look. Get every member of the family involved for more fun and a faster result!