With holiday season coming in, many of us are looking for ways to update our homes without spending a fortune. Blair Stover shares some inexpensive ways to do this. The first is your yard. A messy front yard gives a poor first impression of your home. Take some time to spruce up the front yard by simply giving it a good clean-up job. Or, spend a small amount of money, and add a few colorful flowers here and there, replace a broken screen or repaint your garage door.
Along with this, you may want to have your roof painted or polished. This tends to be the most neglected area of a home. Even a good power wash can made a dramatic difference in the look of your exterior.
While we are on the exterior of the house, consider your front door. This is the way your guests are welcomed into your home. This is not to say that you must install a new door. But, take a bit of time to clean it up, make sure hinges are tight, the doorknob is tightly secured, and that you repair any splits or cracks. If you are looking for an inexpensive way to liven up your door, you could think about adding an ornamental door knocker, a whimsical doorbell, or a new porch light.
A simple way to make a big impact is to update your walls. With a budget of $150 to $200, you could really change the overall look and feel of your home. Simply change the wall color. In addition to updating your home with a more modern color palate, you will have a fresh, clean look as all the scuffs are covered up.
The final step is the most simple and the most fun. De-clutter and decorate. Take care to remove clutter so that it is out of sight. Throw out what you can and organize the rest. Keep your decorations to a minimum in order to keep an inviting feel to a room.