Affordable Ways to Improve Your Family Home This Year

By getting a little creative, you can create a huge difference without spending a ton of money. Here are a few project ideas that ought to help get you started.


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Home improvement is a great way to learn new skills while also boosting the value of your home. Unfortunately, not everyone feels like they can afford these projects. Working on the house doesn't have to be expensive. By getting a little creative, you can create a huge difference without spending a ton of money. Here are a few project ideas that ought to help get you started.

  1. 1 Add a Fresh Layer of Paint and Install Some Crown Molding

    When was the last time you painted your house? Chances are, trends have changed a little bit since then. Repainting your home can give it a whole new feel. So, you can relive what it felt like when you first moved in. Once you have repainted the walls, add some crown molding to take things to another level. Have you ever been inside of a home with a well-done crown molding? Without it, the same place would have looked far less elegant. Best of all, if you do the work yourself, it's not expensive to add it.

    Try to choose options that will work well together. Certain crown molding patterns might bring out the hue of your paint better than others. Each project you complete should synergize with all of the other ones you've already done.

  2. 2 Refresh Your Kitchen With New Appliances

    There are two huge benefits to updating your kitchen's appliances. First of all, if you happen to live there, it makes things a lot simpler. New ovens tend to be a lot more user-friendly than older models. Plus, on top of their utility, you'll probably save some money. Modern appliances are much more efficient. So, just leaving them on shouldn't run up your utility bill nearly as much. We'd suggest starting with your kitchen appliances. Since these tend to be the most used appliances, you'll probably notice the upgrade more.

    Installing a new water heater might be another idea. Are you tired of losing hot water while you are taking a shower? If so, you might appreciate the benefits of this project more than anything else. A new hot water heater can deliver a steady supply of warm water without any disruptions.

  3. 3 Play Around With Natural Lighting by Installing Some New Shades

    You can find amazing large wall art that always looks best when it's under natural lighting. How do you control the natural lighting of your home? Well, for the most part, we suggest using door windows. A couple of curtains, or some new shades, can give you much more control than you'd expect. Adjust them throughout the day, following the sun's path. That'll give you the best lighting for your artwork. Plus, curtains and shades don't tend to cost too much. So, this project shouldn't break the bank. You can even find some great candles that will illuminate your home in a subtle way.

  4. 4 Pressure Wash Your Home's Exterior to Strip Away Years of Dirt

    Dirt accumulates on the exterior of your home, starting from the moment it is first built. Pressure washing will remove all of that, revealing a much younger-looking home. If you haven't pressure wash your house, you'll be surprised at just how much of a difference it can make. Even just a light pressure washing really brings it back to life. Besides, this project might be the least expensive one on the list.

  5. 5 Refinish the Cabinets in Your Kitchen and Bathrooms

    Similar to painting the walls, refinishing your cabinets can revitalize the home. Cabinets seem to bring a ton of life when they are brand-new. However, after aging for years, they don't have that same effect anymore. Paint stripped by time, older cabinets aren't always something you want others to see. Refinishing them can make them appear as if they're brand-new again. Start with a few coats of varnish. Then, if you like how things turn out, put some sealant on top of that. That'll keep water from damaging the new.

  6. 6 How to Affordably Improve Your Home

    Home improvement projects are an opportunity to invest in where you live. By putting forth a little money and elbow grease, your place will be better forever. Not everyone has a ton of spare cash, though. These affordable improvements should let you work on your house without going broke.

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