5 Affordable Home Improvement Projects to Start this Year

Improving some parts of your home doesn’t have to cost a huge dent on your future. Check out these affordable home improvement projects you can do without breaking the bank.

  1. Increase your home’s curb appeal. Spending some time in your home’s front yard is highly recommended even if you’re not planning on selling your home sometime in the future. Consider planting perennials that look lush and lively all year round, and invest on quality gardening tools. Basic curb appeal projects usually cost less than $500 – just dedicate some of your time to make your yard bloom.
  2. GioHomesRepaint your walls. Repairing and applying a fresh coat of paint to your home’s interior walls make for a subtle update to your home’s overall look. Simple repairs such as patching holes or sanding don’t cost much, while paint and primer usually start around $30 per gallon. Consult a professional to avoid overspending.
  3. Install smart-home devices that monitor energy usage. Such devices initially cost more, but these gadgets will ultimately help you save some bucks on your utility and energy bills. The Iris Comfort and Control kit helps regulate home temperature and costs around $80, while add-on devices like the Utilitech Water Leak system will make sure there are zero water leaks in your home.
  4. Fix your front door. Sprucing up your front door and entryway will not only add to your home’s curb appeal – it will also make you and your guests feel welcome in your home. A fresh coat of paint and some new hardware can do wonders for your home, while a new doorbell and lighting also add inexpensive yet welcome touches. Add a clean doormat and a fresh pot of flowers and voila, you’ve updated your front door for less than $500.
  5. Update your home’s light fixtures. You can give your home a fresh look without spending too much by changing your light fixtures. Wall sconces usually cost around $100 or less, while bigger fixtures can cost around $200. If you really want to add value, invest in energy efficient bulbs like LEDs or CFLs.

These simple fixes can help you update your home’s look (and even add some value) without spending a fortune. For more tips, don’t hesitate to contact me.