With spring and summer just around the corner, home owners may want to spruce up their home. Whether you want to add value to your home to sell it or just to update your home for your own pleasure, here are a few low cost ideas that anyone can do.
Custom details can add dollars and character to your home. If you want to do a face life on a room, instead of crown molding, try using wainscoting instead. It is less expensive to use and comes in a variety of styles and you can easily install it yourself!
Ceramic tiles can add color and style to any bathroom, kitchen or fireplace. They are easily available and come in a variety of styles, color and prices. Mix and match tiles to create a special look or choose a color scheme to match existing colors in a room.
Changing light fixtures can change the appearance to a room. You can be as creative as you like. It can be as simple as buying a different lamp cover to changing the fixture over the dining room table. There are many different styles available. Just be sure to turn off all power before changing light fixtures.
Install carpet into a master suite instead of hardwood. You can do it yourself if you have the right tools, or you can have it installed by a professional, it all depends on what you are willing to spend. If this is too extreme, you can opt for an area rug instead. They come in many sizes and styles and they can add style and warmth to any room.
Pay attention to color! Color can be a homeowner’s cheapest and most powerful tool. Choosing the right color can change to atmosphere to any room. Choosing the wrong color can be devastating! In this day and age of technology, there are many websites available where you can upload a picture of any room and try different color schemes.
Create multi-functional spaces. Don’t just use your washroom for laundry; you can create a multi-functional space by adding something simple like a work-bench or a sewing table. Having open shelves can also keep the room from feeling cramped.
Add a patio to your home. Building a patio not only adds value to your home, but gives the homeowner a place for relaxation. This can be done yourself and is fairly easy. Begin by choosing your location. A small patio can be built in a couple of weekends. There are many ways to build a patio. Choose your brick, or pavers. Once you have decided on a pattern, you can prepare the site. Mark and square up the perimeters with stakes and string. Remove sod and excavate to a depth equaling the thickness of the brick and the sand combined.
You can lay dark plastic or thick asphalt roofing felt over the ground to prevent weeds from growing up through the bricks.
With a little imagination, you can add value and style to your home.