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5 Budget Friendly Upgrades: Spring Edition

Buying & Selling
Buying & Selling
5 Budget Friendly Upgrades: Spring Edition

Did you know that you don’t have to spend a fortune to make your home look great?

Now that we are getting into the spring and summer months, you may begin to think it’s time for a few home improvements. Although you may not be prepared to pay thousands of dollars to put in a new roof or a new deck, it’s important to remember that you can still make major improvements to your home without breaking the bank!

Today we are sharing 5 budget friendly tips for you to do this spring to refresh your home!

Paint Your Front Door

A fresh coat of paint can hide minor imperfections on your front door, defend it against harsh outdoor elements, and boost curb appeal in a big way. If you’re looking to sell your home, this is something easy you can do! It’s known that painted doors are prone to chipping over time however occasionally you may be ready for an entirely new look. In either case, set aside time — perhaps a weekend — to select a color, purchase supplies and complete the task.

Build a Raised Flower Bed

When the weather gets warm, flowers and plants give your outdoor space a springtime and positive feel. With their pops of color and texture, flower beds easily shake the winter dullness off of your home. This is a project you can easily do within a day for less than $200. In choosing the materials, try to complement those used in your home, whether bricks, wood, or stone.

Need some inspo? We recommend heading to YouTube or Pinterest for the best tips and tricks!

Upgrade with Shutters

An easy way to give your tired exterior a facelift is to add shutters. Although it’s important to make sure shutters you add to your home remains consistent with your home’s style and enhances curb appeal. Believe it or not, shutters are not for everyone.

You will not want to add shutters to the following:

  • Double Mulled Windows
  • Bay Windows
  • Windows that are wider than they are tall
  • Windows that are too close together

Show Off Your Home with Outdoor Lighting

What better was to highlight the best aspects of your home with dedicated lighting. You might choose to accentuate your entranceway, the front of your home, or even a side wall that stands out for its architectural features.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that less is more. Just a few lights can make a significant improvement.

Add New House Numbers

If your house numbers are small or dull, they’re dragging down your curb appeal and doing little to guide visitors—or even first responders—to your house. For $10 to $15 per numeral, you can replace drab house numbers with clearer options in the material of your choice, for instance, wrought iron, bold brass, ceramic, or elegant brushed nickel.

 

Enhancing your home’s exterior does not have to break the bank and sometimes the smallest projects go the longest way! If you are looking to start a larger project or home repair but you’re not sure where to start (or how much it will even cost), we invite you to contact us OR get your FREE repair estimate today!