Low Cost Home Improvement Tips

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by Harvey Bond
(Chicago, USA)

Your day starts with a morning ritual of drinking coffee on your porch, when suddenly, the truth struck you hard. Your porch needs a little makeover or else you will be trapped rummaging through those piles of bricks that have already fallen or cracked due to wear and tear.

This is just one of the many problems that homeowners are facing nowadays. That is why home improvements are one of the many feasible means of modifying a home without having to buy a new one.

However, if you don’t consider the right factors in order to come up with a low cost home improvement plan, you might as well buy a new house than spend all of your money improving many things, which may cost you more.

Low cost home improvements are easy to achieve and are definitely practical especially these days where everything is increasing and getting a loan is not next to impossible.

For people who wish to have their home remodeled, improved, or renovated but without any budget to do so, here are some tips that you can use to save more money:

1. Start with the porch

Keep in mind that the porch is the first part of the house that your visitors would most likely see first. Hence, it would be better to start improving the total outlook of your porch.

If it has minor cracks and you think that it can still hold itself together for quite some time until you get a good budget to work on it, you can temporarily opt for some ornamental plants that would hide the flaws. Just keep in mind to use colors that will complement the whole area as well as the house as well as the existing landscape.

2. Use pastel colors in painting

If you have a small place and you are wanting to expand it to create a roomy atmosphere, why don’t you try using lighter shades of paints and re-paint the whole house. Lighter colors could definitely add volume to your home, thus, creating an expanded look.

In this way, you don’t have to instantly spend more money just for the extensions.

3. Be creative

There are so many things inside the home that you can use in a thousand and one ways. All you have to do is to be creative.

The bottom line is that the secret for low cost home improvement is to look at things in a different way. Re-use them and create new things out of them. Improving at its best without spending more.

Updated: December 11, 2013 — 12:26 pm

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