Home remodeling is an easy way to update your new house, add new life to your existing living space or fix up your property before you sell.

Professional home remodeling projects can typically cost tens of thousands of dollars. However, before you call in the professionals, consider the many small projects you can do yourself that will add value to your home and make your house more livable, without breaking the bank. Here are a few ideas to update your home without breaking the bank:

- Make a big impact by painting the exterior of your house. If you do the work yourself, your only cost is paint and a few brushes and tools. This is an easy way to spruce up your home from the outside and improve your curb appeal.

- The kitchen is another place where a complete remodel can cost thousands of dollars.  But for minimal expense to brighten it up, try a kitchen facelift with new paint on the walls and/or replacing old appliances.  Another cost-effective option producing a dramatic change includes repainting cabinets and replacing your hardware. Any or all of these changes can automatically provide an updated look without burdensome expense.

- Consider increasing your available storage by installing attractive closet organizers. You’ll not only make better use of your closet space, but the rest of your home will also appear larger and more spacious when you can put everything neatly away.

- If painting is an easy change, you may want to not only spruce up the the exterior of your home and your kitchen, but also provide a fresh coat of paint to the rest of the interior. Fresh paint in today’s contemporary colors brightens your space and makes your home look refreshed and like new.

- Refreshing your flooring can make big a welcome change. So consider professionally cleaning your carpets or do it yourself with a steam cleaner.  If you have wood floors or tile, try deep cleaning and polishing to add benefit at a truly minimal cost.

So if you’re preparing to sell your house or on a challenged budget in your new home, try tackling these easy and economical improvements for a new look that will make your home more appealing to potential buyers or simply for your family’s pleasure.
Contact me today if you’re thinking of selling and would like information regarding the selling process.. I’ll help you determine the value of your home and advise you on the best remodeling jobs to assure you obtain best price for your house.


Allyson Hoffman, ABR, ACRE, CDPE, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR, SRES
RE/MAX Villager
Serving Chicago's North Shore, North and Northwest Suburbs

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