Everyone who owns their own home thinks about ways to improve it. It might be that you simply want to make it more livable for you and your family. It might be that you want to make it worth more because you are thinking of selling it. You can do some of the obvious things like calling up one of the more reputable Pearland roofing companies for a new roof bid. But if you don’t want to spend that kind of money, here are some things you can do for under five hundred bucks that will make an impact and maybe even improve the value of your home.
Paint is Everything
As almost anyone will tell you, painting the house is probably one of the cheapest and fastest ways to improve your home. Sometimes it can be as simple a thing as painting a wall that gets plenty of light on it a brighter lighter color to reflect that light back. Sometimes it can be adding some spice to a room by painting one wall a bright opposing color to the rest. Fresh paint brightens up a room and it certainly makes it more inviting to guests if you are showing your home. So, start by thinking of each room and what paint might do for it.
Look for Inspiration
Be open to new ideas and look for them in everything you do. It might be a conversation with a friend about their own home or a magazine you see that uses something in a new way. Websites that share ideas such as Pinterest are a great way to collect ideas on decorating in one place. You can cruise the site for room specific ideas or color ideas or even thoughts on how to refinish your furniture. Just be open to new concepts no matter how crazy they sound at first.
Not every home needs one, but if you have lived in your home for a while things may have changed that need fixing. You may not know about that termite infestation, but why wait until the problem is huge and expensive to fix? By doing your own home inspection now, and hiring a pro to really dig deep, you can tackle those fixes that are more than just cosmetic. Do it before they take on a life of their own.
There is a reason that the number one recommended change most realtors make if you want to sell your home is to upgrade your landscaping. Simple things like reseeding your lawn or bigger projects like a backyard deck can make a huge difference. But even if you aren’t selling, adding a tree to your backyard or switching to low water and low maintenance gardens can be something you will enjoy the whole year around.
For some families with kids making the backyard into a playground for the kids and an entertainment center for the adults is worth every penny spent. You may find yourself having friends over instead of going out, and that can save big bucks in the end. More than this, you will appreciate that yard and house more if you are home to enjoy it more often.