Are you dreaming of selling your home, but feel like it’s not quite up to par in a competitive market? Perhaps you would love to buy a new home for your growing family, but just don’t have the budget to do a complete remodel on your existing house. You don’t have to! There are a number of inexpensive home renovations you can complete to get your home on the market in style.
A fresh coat of paint, perhaps a different shade or color, can do wonders to spruce up the interior or exterior of your home. If you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and expend some elbow grease, you can make an impact for minimal expense.
You can even paint tired, old flooring to spruce it up. Make sure you use floor paint, which is a bit more durable and scuff-proof that what you’d use on walls.
Old kitchen cabinets? Why not freshen them up with a new coat of paint. Cabinet doors can easily be removed and sprayed to save you time and legwork.
Adding crown molding to a dining space, bedroom or other living space adds character, interest, and style to your home without busting the budget.
Any room in your home can be freshened just by replacing old fixtures. Think of kitchen and bathroom knobs and pulls, light fixtures, ceiling fans, faucets, or curtain rods. If you really want to save money, you could just refinish existing fixtures with a fresh coat of spray or texture paint.
It can be difficult to clean old caulking around bathtubs, showers and sinks. No matter how hard you scrub, decades of stains remain. Breathe new life into your caulking by adding a fresh layer over the top. It will stand out while filling in cracks or holes that have developed over time.
Vinyl tile is an inexpensive flooring option that can easily be installed by do-it-yourself-ers in a weekend. It might be an option to spruce up a laundry space, mudroom or other utility area.
You might also consider alternative materials for an easy backsplash. Sheet material, like beadboard, is easily cut, glued and nailed into place without the hassle of grout and heavy tiles. Some companies also sell peel and stick backspash tiles made from vinyl or other materials that are easy to cut and place.
If you want to improve your home before putting it on the market, get a little creative. There are many small things you can do that make a large impact. Determine how much work you’re willing to put into it, and get going!