Inexpensive and Quick Home Updates
With spring just around the corner, maybe you’re looking for inexpensive upgrades that you can make to your home to give it a little facelift, without much of an investment. Below are some great minor changes that can boost the look of your home, you can view the entire link HERE.
- Change out cabinet hardware – this can give your kitchen a fresh look for under $100
- Paint the front door – Renew the look of the front of your house for only $50-$80. Choose a bold blue or rustic red to really draw attention.
- Clean up your water – Spend around $300 for a good quality under-sink reverse osmosis system
- Paint an accent wall – Add a pop of color to a living room or a bedroom for approximately $50
- Build a raised flower bed – Boost your curb appeal for $200 or less. Plant perennials along with annuals for a bright splash of color.
- Upgrade your mailbox – For under $100, you can purchase a new curbside mailbox, or a trendy new version to mount on your house.
- Trade up to a keyless entry – No more forgetting which key is the main one to your house …. install keyless entry for less than $300.
- Show off with shutters – Give the front of your home a visual boost with shutters in shades that complement the color of your home
- Plank a wall with shiplap – Cover one more more interior walls with shiplap for less than $100
- Add outdoor accent lighting – For less than $100, install outdoor accent lights to light up walkways, plans, and the front of your home.
- Refurbish stairs with carpet treads – If your stairs are showing their age, an option before refinishing (time consuming and messy) is adding carpet treads for under $200. These will also help minimize slips and falls.
- Add classic style with crown molding – Crown molding adds a classic feel to any room and can add character to any room for $4-$8 per linear foot
- Vent a steamy bathroom – Unvented bathrooms can lead to mold, peeling paint, and warped cabinetry. Install a vent for around $100 to keep your bathroom clean and healthy.
- Switch to a programmable thermostat – Program your heat and air around your schedule to save some money for less than $50
- Replace old draperies – Another way to change the look of a room is by updating your draperies for around $150 per window
- Dim the lights – For less than $20, you can add dimmer switches to control the intensity of your light. Bump up to $50 to upgrade to a smart dimmer switch that connects to your home network
- Install new house numbers – For only $10-$15 a piece, replace old, worn house numbers with black iron, brass or nickel numbers. For around $100, a custom address plaque can be created
- Paint old vinyl flooring – If your vinyl or laminate flooring is showing wear, paint it! For around $200 you can buy flooring enamel and an acrylic sealer to apply over the floor when you’re done painting. Checkerboards are popular, but stripes or other designs can also provide a fun look.
- Frame your TV – Camouflage a less-than-attractive tv by framing it just as you would a photo or painting. You can purchase molding for $1-$10 per linear foot. Connect your tv to your network and display your family photos as a slideshow as an extra splash of fun!
Smart Updates for the Seller
Are you getting ready to sell your home in the near future, and you’re looking at investing more money to increase your home value and get a good return on your investment. Click the link HERE to view more details.
- Attic insulation – Average cost $1,343 | Average resale $1,446 | Average cost recouped 107.7%
- Entry door replacement (steel) – Average cost $1,413 | Average resale $1,282 | Average cost recouped 90.7%
- Manufactured stone veneer – Average cost $7,851 | Average resale $7,109 | Average cost recouped 89.4%
- Upscale garage door replacement – Average cost $3,304 | Average resale $2,810 | Average cost recouped 85%
- Minor kitchen remodel – Average cost $20,830 | Average resale $16,699 | Average cost recouped 80.2%
- Entry door replacement (fiberglass) – Average cost $3,276 | Average resale $2,550 | Average cost recouped 77.8%
- Midrange garage door replacement – Average cost $1,749 | Average resale $1,345 | Average cost recouped $76.9%
- Siding replacement – Average cost $15,282 | Average resale $11,286 | Average cost recouped 73.9%
- Window replacement vinyl – Average cost $15,282 | Average resale $11,286 | Average cost recouped 73.9%
- Deck addition (wood) – Average cost $10,707 | Average resale $7,652 | Average cost recouped $71.5%
Stay tuned for more ideas for everything home related! To see more Home Maintenance Tips, click HERE. If you are interested in seeing how the process works with Joyner Homes, click HERE. As always, contact us at 317.468.2330 if you have any questions.