Five Home Improvement Projects for Spring
Make small changes now that increase your home's value over the long run.
1. Check Your Curb Appeal
First impressions are everything so give the exterior of your home a quick facelift. Whether it's pressure washing your fence, replacing your mailbox or house numbers, or painting your shutters or front door- all of these improvements will make your home more attractive.
2. Transform a Room with Paint
One of the least expensive ways to update your home is to paint interior walls and trim. Putting a fresh coat of neutral paint on the walls instantly revives a dated room and can have a large impact if you are looking to sell your home.
3. Update Your Cabinets by Replacing the Hardware
Simply replacing the handles, knobs, and pulls in your kitchen and bathroom can make a huge difference. It's a great way to dress up your cabinets, the choices are unlimited, and cost is minimal.
4. Add Architectural Details
You can use crown molding, shoe molding, or wainscoting to add craftsmanship and overall value to your home. Not only does it dress up the appearance of a room aesthetically but adding crown molding to a ceiling can be a weekend project where you see the results immediately.
5. Light It Up
Adding new light fixtures is another way to update your home without spending a lot. You can add a few sconces or a new, inexpensive chandelier to a living room, kitchen, or hallway to have a large impact on the feel of the room.