7 Simple and Inexpensive Home Improvement Projects

by Senior Editor on December 17, 2012


There are a lot of options available for you to improve the value of your home. Deciding on the best way can be quite a challenge though, especially if you have a tight budget. Fortunately, there are simple and inexpensive home improvement projects that you might find worthwhile.

In my own experience, these simple home improvement projects have made a huge difference in my home. They don’t require installing kitchen cabinets or a major re-haul of your flooring, but they offer much easer, effective solutions to a successful home improvement project.

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#1. Paint

A new coat of paint can go a long way in improving the overall look of your house. This can increase the visual appeal of the structure, not only in its exterior but also in the interior.

To make sure that you get the desired effect which you are aiming for, consider wisely the color combination that you will be using. Use different colors but keep in mind that you cannot afford spending so much on this. Try to get some insights from professional painters on what brands are best to use.

#2. Wallpaper

Wallpapers are making a comeback these days. They can add certain vibes to rooms where they will be placed. There are already different designs made available on home improvement stores.

To enliven the interiors of your home, go for floral patterns, stripes, or anything colorful. Consider which art designs would work well with the interior structure of your rooms. You do not have to cover all the walls with wallpapers. Placing these strategically can add in to a more dramatic and appealing effect.

#3. Lighting

Lighting can also add great effects to homes. This adds drama to rather dull areas. There are different types of lighting which you can consider to get different effects. You may also even use them to highlight certain areas or make pieces more noticeable to visitors or guests. Many are made available in different colors and deciding which best fits a home will give homeowners a chance to express their creativity. Check out all new bathroom lighting technology.

#4. Closet

Closets are among the areas in the house that are not seen by many but serve a very essential purpose for the owners. They are considered important in homes mainly because of their function. Some do not even care about how their closets would look as long as these can be used as storage areas.

However, keeping your closets well-organized and clean does a lot in improving how your home looks. Properly arranging the things you keep inside will help maximize the space available. This will also make things look more coordinated.

#5. Rugs and Carpets

Rugs and carpets serve different purposes in the house. Aside from keeping floors dry, they also add a great deal of appeal to rooms with very little cost. Get a cheap designer rug that will match your shower curtain. The color coordination will create an impression of a refreshing bathroom. Use carpets in concealing damaged floor areas in your home as well.

#6. Accessories

Small accessories and fixtures can go a long way in improving how home interiors look. However, there is still the matter of them looking old and unattractive over time. Make sure that you take down all old and damaged wall accessories, including all dysfunctional clocks or ceiling fans. Head out to bargain shops, consignment stores or yard sales to get new-looking but affordable ones.

#7. Curb and Entryway

Front entrances of houses can be greatly improved without spending so much money. Create pathways of bricks lined with various colorful flowers. These will add some life and charm to rather bland areas around your home. Grow grasses in your yard as well. Greens tend to give out a fresh and vibrant feeling to onlookers.

These home improvement projects though inexpensive, can still add great value to homes. As you can see, improving the quality and appeal of homes does not necessarily entail extremely high costs. All it really takes is planning and knowing what to do. After all the factors have been considered, accomplishing the task becomes so much easier.

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