So you want a home renovation but don’t have the money to splurge? It can be true that some home improvements may cost a lot. If you have just purchased your home, you may still be reeling from the long initial costs that come along with home ownership. However, having home improvements may not be impossible.
Here are some affordable home improvements which you can still make without breaking your savings account. These can also add to the market value of your house once you decide to sell it in the future.
- Go for basic repairs
Don’t let the torn screen door or leaky window drive you crazy. Go ahead and fix things that are broken before or after you move into your home.
Painting is one of the simplest, most cost-effective home improvements out there. If you plan to live in your home for a long time, feel free to go with any color you want. However, if you might only live in your home for a few years, keep resale in mind and choose neutral colors that will appeal to a large pool of buyers.
- Install new floors
If your home has carpeting or linoleum that still looks dingy even after a thorough cleaning, new floors could be a great investment. When it comes to resale, hardwood is a timeless option that appeals to most buyers, but it can be expensive. If you want the look of hardwood for less, laminate flooring is a great alternative.
- Update fixtures and hardware
Lighting, faucets, and doorknobs may seem like details that only the most nitpicky of homeowners would notice, but outdated or cheap fixtures can really affect the overall look of a home.
- Add low-cost landscaping
Shrubs and colorful plants add beauty and value to your home but maintaining a landscaped lawn can seem daunting. When you’re shopping at the local garden center, buy plants that are native to your region.