After the home inspection is completed, the final forms are signed, and the check clears. You are now the proud owner(s) of your very own home! It may even be a bit of a fixer-upper but, it’s yours! Other than the much needed repairs it may need, you want to be able to customize it to suit you and your needs. Home improvement and remodeling can be expensive and a painstaking process. Here are a few simple DIY’s that won’t break the bank!
Believe it or not you can paint more than just your walls! You can paint over your cupboards, doors, cabinets, and even – dare I say it – your floors. A fresh layer of paint and a well put together color scheme can turn any room into your own personal signature!
Adding trim can add depth and create an elegant look and even add value to your home! You can fake base boards and crown molding with some paint, wood glue, and cheap wood or molding. You can even purchase dollar-store picture frames to attach to your cupboards and then with a quick layer of paint give them a more expensive look.
3. Online Shopping
Going from store to store looking for supplies and even appliances can be incredibly exhausting! Feel free to look online in the comfort of your new home. You can find many amazing deals online and even have them shipped for little or nothing to your front door. Note: know the EXACT measurements or requirements you need before purchasing! You want the end result to be a dream not an expensive nightmare!
If you want your home to have a little bit more YOU, but add some extra flare, try stenciling. It’s becoming a rather hot-topic right now and can save you hundreds in remodeling, rather than shopping for expensive wallpaper. Choose or even create a design that you can put all over the house with ease!
5. Bargain Shopping
You don’t always have to go to a high-end retailer to get what you want. You can visit thrift stores or resale shops to find some really good deals! You can even look at the clearance sections of places like Lowes, Home Depot, or Menards. You can find discount paint, fixtures, or even equipment!
So, there you have it. These few tricks can help you save money and even help make your home have a little bit more YOU. If only mortgages could be more simple…
~ From your friends at JB Home Inspection