Looking for ways to spruce up your home without putting yourself in the poorhouse?
Whether you’re getting ready to sell your home or want to spiff it up inexpensively for your own enjoyment, we’ve got 10 good strategies for you to consider.
Do you have a flimsy little knob on your main entry door?
If so, spring for a substantial-looking handle-and-lock set.
Potential home buyers make a beeline for this room when they first view a home for sale, so make sure your kitchen looks clean and reasonably updated.
For a few hundred dollars, you can replace the kitchen faucet set, add new cabinet door handles and update old lighting fixtures with brighter, more energy-efficient ones.
“A nice, big piece of hardware on the front door signals to newcomers that this is a solid home,” says Viessi.
“All I had to do was unscrew two screws, slide out the panel and flip it around. ” Persley, who has remodeled numerous homes for resale, says that a more cohesive-looking kitchen makes a big difference in the buyer’s mind — and in the home’s resale price.If your tub and shower are looking dingy, consider re-grouting the tile and replacing any chipped tiles.A more complete cover-up is a prefabricated tub and shower surround.With a fresh coat of paint over the whole set, your cabinets will look like new.” If you’re handy, you can order your own replacement cabinet doors and door fronts from retailers like Lowe’s Home Improvement or The Home Depot and install them yourself.If your kitchen appliances don’t match, order new doors or face panels for them.