Sometimes all it takes is a small investment to add huge value to your home.
And if you pick the right projects, such as replacing furnace filters or adding new appliances, you’ll see instant results with big savings on energy costs and an increase in Real Estate value.
Although $1,000 might seem like a drop in the bucket compared to major home renovation costs, that dollar amount can go a long way toward repairing or updating things around the house, especially if you’re planning to put your home on the market.
Here are some smart ideas for $1,000 improvements!
A minor bathroom reno is one of the least expensive and most DIY friendly projects you can do.
It can be as simple as replacing accessories like towel bars and toilet paper holders or throwing a new coat of paint on the wall and trim. (If you are painting, be sure to kill any mildew or mold that might have built up due to the high humidity level)
Accessories are available in a wide range of styles and finishes to match any décor. Click here for a few ideas. If you want to save a few bucks, consider buying a combination set, rather than individual items.
Living Room Remodel
Painting is the obvious place to start a living room remodel, and you can add even more value by replacing the floor at the same time. Carpet or simulated wood laminateare two of the more reasonable flooring options if you are working on a budget.
Although carpet can cost less than laminate, professional installation is usually required. Laying laminate flooring, on the other hand, is a DIY friendly project, making the total cost about the same.
A minor kitchen makeover is one the best investments you can make, has it can significantly up your home’s value.
Giving the kitchen walls a fresh coat of paint provides a lot of visual bang for your buck. Since kitchens receive a lot of wear and tear, it’s important that you choose a durable paint, such as kitchen and bath enamel, which will stand up to repeated cleanings.
Upgrading your kitchen cabinets with new hardware and paint will make for an even more impressive change. But be sure to thoroughly clean and degrease surfaces before painting. Next, sand the cabinets lightly, or apply a liquid deglosser, to allow the new paint to bond to the old.
Since kitchens receive a lot of traffic, replacing the worn floor should be high on your list of priorities. Ceramic tile is available in a wide range of patterns and colors with prices ranging from $1 to $2 per square foot.