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Simple & Cheap Home Improvements

March 17, 2015
Amanda Curry
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3 minutes

Don’t let the phrase “home improvement” be synonymous with “costly.” There are easy and affordable ways to improve the look of your home for under $150. You can give your home a noticeable boost without spending a lot of money. Yes, you can believe it. Check out these simple home improvements below:

1. Refinish your Floors
Are your floors in good shape but may need a little face-lift? Dust, traffic, and dirt can leave your floors looking dull. Consider refinishing your floors to restore shine instead of buying new hardwoods. Hardwood flooring should be polished at least once a year – four to six months in higher traffic areas.

2. Think Bright 
The outside of your home doesn’t need to be ignored when making simple home improvement updates. Add a few solar lights to your walkway – or put some small LED lights to your porch stairs.

3. Stop Clutter in your Closet
It is easy to find affordable organization solutions for your closet. Organizing your closet will definitely discontinue the eye sore when you open your closet’s doors. It will also help streamline your morning routine so you are not rummaging for a specific item before you are off to work. Before heading to the store, measure your closet space, take inventory of what you have, and create a plan or idea of what you will need to suit your current and future lifestyle.

4. Organize Your Foyer
Your foyer or entryway can set the entire mood for your home, not only for you and your family, but for guests as well. It creates a big first impression. In order to create a functional and attractive entryway, utilize a do-it-all storage system. Save money and create your own by mixing and matching a bench that doubles as a shoe caddy. Use wall hooks, lockers, and cubbies to use vertical space. Add an awesome doormat for some decoration that shows off you and your family’s personality.

5. Add a new light fixture
Is there an outdated light fixture in your home that is an eyesore? Perhaps it is a dingy gold or brass and you would like to update it to make your home appear more modern. By replacing your light fixtures with a pendant, scones, or a sleek chandelier, you can instantly improve your space in your home that needs a little revamping.

6. Create a charging station
Another tactic to add to your simple home improvements list is to add a power station to make your kitchen, the central hub, more efficient. Drill a hole through the back of a drawer to accommodate electrical cords and add a power strip. You will keep ugly power cords out of the way and have a central spot for all of your electronics. This turns your next junk drawer into an efficient charging station.

7. Replace your window treatments
Change the entire look of a room by adding new window treatments. Whether you choose window treatments that have a design, neutral or vibrant, swapping out new blinds or window coverings can make a huge difference.

8. Deep Clean
Hire a professional to clean your carpet. Weekly vacuuming removes dirt and debris but having a professional deep clean your carpets will remove stains, allergens, and dust mites which will help improve your family’s overall health. You may not realize it, but your carpets can harvest growth of mold and mildew, but having a professional deep clean your carpets will prevent this from happening.

9. Add Curb Appeal to Your Entryway
Repaint your door a vibrant hue to make your home stand out on the street. Or, try matching the paint of your door to the interior of your home to create an inviting entryway. Adding small accessories – such as address numbers or outdoor lighting – creates a lasting impression on guests and will add personality to your entryway.

10. Dim the Lights
Adding a dimmer switch not only allows you to set the mood, but will help you save on electricity and extend the life of your light bulbs.

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