Real estate developers such as Louie Santaguida know that even a few improvements to a home can really boost its value. But when you have a very tight budget, calling in the pros for a home makeover is out of the question. Fortunately, there are few things you can do to make your home look more modern on a budget.
- Install mirrors on your doors.
Your dreary and small rooms can look so much bigger when you put mirrors on flat-panel doors. You can also install mirrors on your closet doors to give the illusion of space.
- Create a hanging garden.
Do you want your home to look fresh and appealing? That’s easy. All you have to do is hang plants! Plants can instantly improve your indoors and at the same time, help keep your air clean. if you lack space, consider a vertical garden. You first need to decide where you will be putting your vertical garden and make sure you pick plants that can survive and grow indoors. Check their sun and water requirements as well.
- Paint your wooden furniture.
If you have a few wooden pieces that you purchased a long time ago, you don’t have to throw them away. You can just repaint them and re-upholster the seats and they’ll look like new again. This will save you hundreds of dollars.
- Paint cabinets.
You also don’t need to replace your cabinets. Sure, it would be nice to get sleek, new cabinets but if you don’t have a few thousand dollars to spare for this makeover, forget it. Remove the cabinets, repaint them and re-install. They’ll look fabulous afterwards.
- Shop online.
Now if you really need to purchase some stuff for your home, I would recommend that you buy them online. You can compare prices from various stores and find the one that can give you the best price. Stores that operate online can afford to price their items lower because they have lower overhead compared to the shops you find in the mall.
- Add more storage.
If there’s one thing that can really transform the look of your home, it’s getting rid of clutter. So make sure you put in new cabinets and shelves especially in the kitchen where you can store your knicknacks and kitchenware.
- Change your light fixtures.
If your light fixtures were purchased ten years ago, it would be a really good idea to replace them. Get modern lights and choose LED light bulbs that are more energy efficient. On a related note, try to bring in more natural light inside your home. You can do this by changing your blinds/curtains or simply just opening up your home.
- Install new faucets and showerhead.
Faucets and showerheads can rust over time. No matter how well you take care of these fixtures, their appearance will change. Replacing them can really up the ante in your bathrooms and kitchen. Just make sure that the ones you buy match your tiles and/or sink.
These 8 home makeover ideas can really improve the look of your home. Whether you live in a house, a condo or a log cabin, a few smart changes in your home can make it look new, appealing and modern.