Raise your hand if you love watching HGTV.
We watch these shows and drool over the possibilities of a home renovation but come to the realization that our budget isn’t quite flexible. Well, let me tell you that there are plenty of ways to add flair to your home which is both inexpensive and easy-to-do.
Here are ten different home improvement additions you could do this coming weekend:
Patching the Yard
Brown patches are ugly and hurt your curb appeal. Consider using Nature’s Seed grass seed to touch up spots and add thickness to your yard. You’ll also find wildflower seeds available which give the yard a nice touch of color and variance.
Painting the Trim
The house could probably use a once-over in terms of painting but that’s costly. A cheaper alternative that gives the home that “pop” is touching up the trim. This may require a single can of paint and supplies and a few hours of your day.
A few, key-placed lights in your lawn can create a dramatic effect on the look and feel of your home at night. It also deters burglars! Spotlights, floodlights, walkway lights, and accent lighting come in a variety of intensity and colors. These items are easy to install and rearrange.
Plants, Flowers, and Bushes
A little bit of landscaping goes a long way. I recommend starting off by going to a home improvement store and look in the way back at the dying plants. These can be rejuvenated with a little care. They’re inexpensive, too. Otherwise, plan the design, shop around, match the plants to your region, and you’ll soon have a yard that’s turning heads.
Paint a Room
When’s the last time you’ve painted the inside of your home? Maybe never. It’s time to update the styles and add new dimensions. Check out FB design groups, Pinterest, and interior design blogs to get a few ideas of color combinations and contrasts. Pick up your supplies and go at it one afternoon.
Rent a power washer and scrub down the driveway, walkways, siding of the house, and if you have a deck. It’ll give new life to these features by removing the dirt, grime, and algae that have been forming on the surfaces over the years.
Give the home a facelift by cutting out all the stuff that’s taking up space. Start slow and make your way through each room. Divide the items into keep, donate, and trash. With clutter removed you’ll feel openness. The room becomes inviting and the eyes are drawn to its best features.
Take a trip to a home improvement store and look at the options for outdoor furniture. A complete set is a couple hundred dollars but can add an appealing, welcoming addition to your outdoor areas. It’s like adding a new room to the home but on the outside. This completes the yard and will certainly cause envy from the neighbors as you’re kicking back and relaxing on a bright and sunny day.
Plant a Garden
A garden provides fresh fruits and vegetables for you and the family — and creates a rustic look for the home. A raised bed garden or small greenhouse adds a nice talking point for neighbors and visitors. It’s a win/win addition to the home that will spruce up the outdoors.
Ditch the Carpet
It’s okay in the bedrooms but carpet is an eyesore and a pain to maintain in high-traffic areas like the living room. Vinyl, linoleum, and hardwood are great options that immediately improve the appearance and value of the home. It depends on the type of room and materials you desire but this can be an easy weekend project if you take one room at a time.
What little additions would you add to your home to give it extra flair? Share your suggestions with a comment!