A beautiful kitchen is something that everyone notices and will remember. If you want YOUR kitchen to be memorable, but don’t have enough money to do a full remodeling job, there are still ways to improve it. Don’t buy new cabinets and surfaces.
Instead, get some new doors, hardware and some paint or wood stain. All it takes to give new life to old cabinets is an afternoon spent with a screwdriver and a brush. Other fast and inexpensive fixes include changing out light fixtures, dresser handles, doorknobs and any other hardware in the house.
Landscaping can be done cheaply and independently to spruce up the outside of your home. There will always be sales at local nurseries where you can buy different sorts of plants and shrubs. Neighbors often will allow you to have a cutting of a particularly hardy outdoor plant. You may even be able to find a seed exchange online.
New flooring is usually the area of experts but there are kits available that anyone can buy to install on top of existing floors. This can save you hundreds of dollars when you do it yourself. In addition, you’ll have a brand new look to your house.
If you have carpet that’s looking kind of sad and you can’t afford new carpet, just spring for the cost of renting a shampooer, and buy the cleaner for it. When you follow the directions, this works wonders on the appearance of your carpet. It will help you hold off replacing it.
To liven up your bathroom, try putting in a new toilet seat and some new towels. Replace chipped tiles and clean all of it. A new coat of paint also makes it look brand new. Maybe add a new sink.
Keep an eye on your front door. If you have a loose handle, or paint cracking around it, that’s the first thing visitors see. Add stronger fixtures, a new light, and paint the frame. This adds a lot of class to your home, and even metal frames can be painted.
Curtains can always add to your home from the inside as well as the outside. These can be seen by people passing by your home, and curtains will give it a nice, put together appearance.