Smart homeowners are always looking to improve their home. Sometimes the wish list can be a mile long, but the pocket book can be a dollar short! So, just how does one achieve the goal of updating their home on a budget? Learn from what others have found out from experience! You’ll be surprised to learn that home improvements don’t have to cost a fortune. Let’s take a look at a few tips for improving your home on a budget.
When renovating a kitchen, be sure to perform a good deep clean before applying any paint. The walls are probably covered with at least a thin layer of grease. This grease will make it difficult for the new paint to stick. It is also possible that your kitchen walls don’t need paint at all and are just dirty with grease!
Improve your home and lower your water bill by changing out your toilet with a more efficient model. Many companies have reduced the amount of gallons it takes to flush and they even feature options, such as flushing only liquids or solids, so you can control how much water is used, depending on what is in the toilet.
Instead of laminate floors, consider real wood. Even though laminates may look like real wood and are easier to manage, they can’t be refinished. The floor will have to be replaced in the future, either by you or a different owner.
Prevent creaks and squeaks in wood flooring with construction adhesives. It is best to work your way up from inside the crawlspace or in the basement. Use a caulk gun, put some glue on each joist of the floor and this will secure your subfloor.
Buying used chairs with bad upholstery on the seat portion isn’t all bad. A lot of times, you can easily remove the seat, take out the staples holding the stretched fabric across the cushion and switch it out. You can mix match any fabric of your choice, and staple it back to the bottom with a heavy duty stapler.
You can overhaul the appearance of your appliances without spending lots of money. Meanwhile, stainless steel is all the rage, but why throw out your trusty fridge because the color doesn’t suit your taste? Consider buying appliance spray paint to color your appliances in any hue you can imagine. This can easily change the feel of your kitchen in no more than a day.
Two-liter bottles actually function quite nicely as storage vessels. They are transparent and will preserve your dry goods. You can put them into a fridge, freezer or cabinet easily. All you have to do when you need the contents is remove the cap and pour.
Improving your home is important, and even on a tight budget, it can be done! In this article we have discussed some of the tips most often recommended for updating your home. Take a weekend and give a few of these tips a try! You’ll be pleasantly surprised by what you’re capable of doing on a budget.