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3.22.2018 / Home Improvements

Home Updates That Won’t Break the Bank

Although updating your home can be an exciting adventure and add value to your home, it can also grow costly. But not all home upgrades are super expensive. Try some of these ideas for home updates that won’t bust your budget. 

New Lighting

One of the easiest upgrades you can make that can have an impact on the value of your home is lighting. Inside the home, lighting can make a room seem larger, affect the ambiance or even provide greater functionality – not to mention the aesthetic effects it might have. On your home’s exterior, lighting can highlight structural features like fire pits, fencing or landscaping. And it can definitely increase your home’s curb appeal.

Landscaping Design 

Improving the curb appeal of your home through landscaping is another easy way to increase your home value – and your enjoyment of the home too. The sophistication of the landscape design has a huge impact on the value added. In one survey, landscape designs that were too minimalist were found to have much less of an impact on property value.

Accent Walls

Color is the quickest way to create an accent wall, but here are multiple ways to suit different tastes and budgets—without overdoing it. Here are a few ideas:

  • Use Color: Choose your color carefully, as it will be the focal point of the room. Pick a color that works well with other colors in the room.

  • Temporary Wallpaper: Inexpensive, temporary wallpaper can provide a stunning makeover. It’s also removable and requires no paste or water.

  • Wood or Tile: You can go all out and add wood or tile to make your accent wall really pop.

Window Treatment

Your choice of window treatment can have a big impact on the interior of your home. Blinds or curtains may suit your personal aesthetic and can improve your enjoyment of the home. The addition of shutters, like plantation shutters, can not only add visual appeal but real value to your home.

Whatever home update you choose to pursue, we recommend making a cost estimate beforehand so that you’re not surprised later by unexpected expenses.

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