Owning a home can be a huge undertaking, especially if you’ve recently purchased a starter home or a modern “fixer-upper.”
But even if you’ve bought a home that needs a little TLC, chances are that you can add both style and value to your home by doing just a few simple home projects. And the good news is that you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars right out of the gate.
Most new homeowners want to jump right in and start spending tons of money to beautify and personalize their homes. But if you stick to a few time-tested methods, you won’t have to dig too deep into your savings to come away with great style and value.
If you’re looking to build a little equity while making your home look stylish, the following post will explore a few simple ways that you can achieve these goals without breaking the bank.
Add a Floral Garden
Yes, planting flowers will cost a little money, but not nearly as much as a new addition or installing an inground pool.
The best thing about a floral garden is that you can use this as a landscaping accent, and this will give your property much more curb appeal with a dazzling pop of color than it would without.
To begin a floral garden, you’ll want to come up with a landscaping design plan. Basically, choose which areas you want to accent, and if you have an existing landscape with planters already installed, this will make the planting process much easier.
If you don’t already have planters, you can simply begin by clearing weeds and overgrowth away from the perimeter of your home. But when removing overgrowth and weeds, you’ll want to avoid using chemical herbicides such as Roundup. This is because Roundup has been linked to the development of cancer in many recent studies.
Once you have your borders cleared, it’s time to lay down topsoil and plant your florals!
Depending on the age of your home, you might have some outdated interiors that you’re not vibing with. And chances are, if you’re not vibing with them, when you go to sell your home, a prospective homebuyer might not prefer them either.
Older homes often have outdated interior accents. Such elements might include rustic or oddly placed wallpaper, two-toned walls, or moulding that is old, cracked or warped. And all of these are hallmarks of a home in need of a stylish upgrade or renovation.
Removing and installing new wallpaper is a cinch. And doing this can add a modern feel instantly to any room.
Additionally, you’ll also want to replace any outdated light fixtures, faucet hardware, tile, and anything else that you feel could be upgraded. But you don’t have to do it all right away. Starting with your walls is the best way to begin this process.
Believe it or not, security lighting adds great value to a home. And it also has a way of setting your mind at ease, especially if you come home from work late at night.
Every home has dark or “blind” spots at night. And adding corner or front facing floodlights is a great way to illuminate the dark corners of your property while deterring would-be thieves as well.
In addition, you can add security lighting in the form of landscape lighting.
Ground lights are a great way to accent your property and keep it well lit at night. And many of these lights are solar powered, which means that they won’t cost you extra on your power bill each month.
Adding value to your home is an investment but this type of an investment is relatively low risk. Chances are, the value that you add from simple home projects will be worth much more than