Easy and Affordable Home Improvement Ideas

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2009

Homes in general have a real need for improvements every once in a while. Certain elements inside them will deteriorate over time and will need to be replaced. This is essential if you are planning on selling as small things can often put buyers off. Of course, improvements can be expensive so you would do well to make sure you keep your home improvements practical and affordable. Here are some examples…

Boosting your kitchen storage

  • Boosting your kitchen storage

Whether you have a small or large kitchen, good storage is critical. And since the kitchen is a ‘make or break room’, that storage is always an important selling point.

Take advantage of any corner spaces and unclaimed walls to make use of open shelves for spices, dishes, cookware, as well as other things you’d like to put within easy reach. Embellish any plain shelves with some decorative brackets if you want to add some more personality to it all. If you happen to like wine, then a good wine rack can be a good addition to your kitchen storage.

Embellishing the entryway

  • Embellishing the entryway

Doing so will help add some more character to the rest of the rooms around your home, so why not work on dressing up your entryway as well. Pull elements of indoor styles to your outdoor area and give your exterior a more sophisticated and good look. Frame your front door with some millwork and paint it to match the exterior of your home for optimal results.

Restoring the shine of your floors

  • Restoring the shine of your floors

The versatile and warm wooden surfaces can be found incomparable to other flooring materials. But do keep in mind that regular exposure to dust, dirt and more will be a problem in high foot traffic areas, leaving them distressed. Restore the shine, by polishing them with a product specifically made for hardwood floors. Wooden floors should be polished at least once a year. Higher traffic areas it should be done every four to six months or so if you want good results.

Getting rid of your clutter

  • Getting rid of your clutter

You will likely need the help of a moving company if you want to make this work, but the need to get rid of clutter is a really important one as this will let you have more space available in all cases. Outfit your entryway with flair and function for a storage system. Get some furniture to help perform the necessary duties as a bench and shoe caddy combined. Hooks, lockers, cubbies, benches and more will help you with the organization of your place. Make it work and go for these solutions right before you decide to handle cleaning your home.

Have your carpet cleaning done professionally

  • Have your carpet cleaning done professionally

When was the last time you had your carpets professionally cleaned? For a small investment you can revive your carpets and you can improve family health with some good carpet cleaning. Weekly vacuuming will also help remove dust, hair and dirt from the carpets, but deeper carpet cleaning with a professional cleaning company will help remove stains, grit, dust mites and more that you could not deal with otherwise.

Whether you’re doing a spring clean and makeover or preparing to place your home on the market, little things can make big differences. Use your available budget wisely to get maximum ‘bang for buck’. Consider making a list before you start and then cost each option. From there you can decide the priorities.

Heather Roberts is a content writer from London, UK. Currently she writes on behalf of: End of Tenancy Cleaners Marylebone.

  • Thanks for such a useful article about home improvement. I’ll refer to it next time I plan to improve my home. My budget & energy is limited, so I wanna make the best of out my money & effort

  • Bruce Rivers

    Awesome article. Your useful tips help me a lot, I’m going to try them out with my home remodeling project. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day!