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Home Remodeling on a Budget

Posted by Intelligent Real Estate on Monday, November 16th, 2015 at 10:07am.

Home remodeling is an easy way to update a house you just bought, bring new life to your existing living space, or fix up your property before you sell.

If you’re not careful, professional home remodeling projects can cost tens of thousands of dollars. You don’t need to call in the professionals, though. There are many small projects you can do yourself that will add value to your home and make your house more livable, without breaking the bank. Here are a few ideas to update your home without spending a lot of money.

  • Make a big impact by painting the exterior of your house. If you do the work yourself, your only cost is the paint and a few brushes and tools. This is an easy way to spruce up your home from the outside and improve your curb appeal.
  • The kitchen is another place where you can spend thousands of dollars for complete remodel, or just a few dollars to brighten it up. Give your kitchen a facelift with new paint on the walls. Replace old appliances, and your kitchen will automatically look updated. You can also make a dramatic change in your cabinets by repainting them and replacing your hardware.
  • Increase your storage by installing closet organizers. You’ll not only make better use of your closet space, but the rest of your home will look larger when you can put everything away.
  • While you’re painting the exterior of your home and your kitchen, go ahead and paint the rest of the interior. Fresh paint will brighten your space and make your home look new.
  • Finish the job by taking care of your flooring. Professionally cleaning your carpets, or doing it yourself with a steam cleaner, will make them look new again. Wooden floors and tile can benefit from a deep cleaning, as well.

If you’re preparing to sell your house, you can tackle these easy and economical jobs around your home. Contact me today if you’re ready to put your home up for sale. I’ll help you determine the value of your home and advise you on the best remodeling jobs that will get you the best price for your house.

Anne-Marie Cancienne, ABR, CRS
Broker | REALTOR ®
512.920.4188 cell

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