Weekend warriors unite. You know the open secret: home improvements don’t have to cost a fortune or take an eternity to have a big impact. If you’re on the hunt for your next project, look no further.
Paint Your Front Door
A boring front door should be a thing of the past. Not only does a bold color breath some life into your front yard, it can actually have a significant impact on your home’s value. Zillow reports that painting your front door charcoal grey or black not only has a big impact on your home’s aesthetic, but homes with this easy touch up sold for as much as $6,271 more than expected. Talk about a return on investment!
Whether you are talking about door handles or cupboard pulls and knobs, changing out the hardware in your home can have a remarkable impact. Swap bland hardware for a sleek modern options, or go eclectic by using found or unexpected objects to make knobs for your drawers and cabinetry. Agates, for instance, can be made into drawer pulls for a unique and luxurious feel.
Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets
Nothing has the same bang for your buck as a fresh coat of modern-looking paint. If you’ve already tackled your walls, consider painting your kitchen cabinets. Tuxedo cabinets are rising to the top of the trend charts and can add value to your home. These two-tone kitchen cabinets consist of floor cabinets that are one color or shade and the upper wall cabinets that are another. True to its name, this trend started with a black and white pairing, but jewel tones with grays or creams have begun taking the stage. Either can be great modern options.
Power Wash Problem Areas
Proof that the projects with the most impact don’t have to be costly, all this project requires is a power washer, a little elbow grease and a lot of patience. Tackle any areas of grime and grunge with a good power washing to make your home look like new again. Don’t feel like investing in your own power washer? Borrow from a friend or neighbor, or rent from your local hardware store.
Simple touch-ups that can be completed in a weekend can still pack a punch when it comes to your home’s aesthetic or value. Time to get started!