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Making Your Home Feel Like New: 10 Easy Ways to Makeover Your Home

Making Your Home Feel Like New: 10 Easy Ways to Makeover Your Home

It is only the beginning of August, but before you know it, the kids will be back to school and we will be welcoming the cool breeze that fall brings. Maybe you added that new deck or finally finished the landscaping this spring. Maybe you’re ready to sell and just looking for that “difference-maker,” so your home stands out among others on the market.

Whatever your reason, now is a great time to enhance your home… for cheap! Here are 10 simple things you can do to make your home feel “new” and add value, too:

1. Add New Hardware – Obviously replacing all of your kitchen and bathroom cabinets would be pricy, so make them look like new by switching up the hardware. If you’ve never added hardware, now is the time for an inexpensive, eye-catching upgrade!

2. Reclaim the Throne - Giving your bathroom a makeover is a great way to pamper your home and you! Consider adding some new tile or vinyl over your current flooring. If you’re feeling ambitious, regrout the tile in the tub!

3. Organize the Closets – Add some wire or laminate closet systems to give those outdated closets fresh appeal. You can also check Pinterest for some trendy ways to decorate functional storage areas.

4. Add a Room – Yes, if you’re trying to sell a home, it is can be that easy to add an extra room to your home. Currently have a den? Make it an extra bedroom by adding a closet!

5. Scrub the Rugs – Replacing carpets to achieve a new look is expensive; but, cleaning carpets or adding some color with area rugs is a great, cost-effective way to transform a home.

6. Turn Up the Lights – If your home has old brass-colored lighting or outdated lighting at all, buying new replacement fan blades or new fixtures will make your rooms look like new in no time!

7. Clean up the Yard – If you didn’t spruce up your yard for spring, now is a great time to get rid of overgrown hedges, crab grass and other unsightly things out front. For sellers, curb appeal CAN make a difference!

8. Paint, Paint and Paint – For every aspiring do-it-yourselfer out there, painting is one of the most inexpensive ways to give your home a totally new look. Grab a brush and get started!

9. Sweat the Small Stuff – So, your cabinet doors stick and your faucets leak just a tiny bit? Take the time and fix those small things. If you’re selling, you won’t have to explain those embarrassing little things and if you’re not selling, you can enjoy everything about your home!

10. Clean, Clean and Clean – Forget making updates altogether. Simply organize the things you have. After you’re done, light a couple candles. You may not even recognize the place!