Owners! A few home improvement projects you should invest in

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If you’re a homeowner, you probably want to add value to your home. You might want bigger bedrooms, a bay window in the living room, an extra bathroom, or a remodeled kitchen. You may also be working on a home improvement budget without knowing where to start and which projects to do first.

Home improvement projects can make or break the value of your home. With proper planning, knowledge, and skill, these projects can add value and beauty to your home.

The following ideas may help you.

1. Lighting

Lighting is a simple and effective way to add value and beauty to your home. Many homes today are lit by recessed fixtures. A traditional three-light fixture is prevalent in most rooms in the home, including kitchens, bathrooms, and hallways.

If you want a modern twist on your home lighting, you can invest in these stylish chandeliers or modern outdoor light fixtures for a tranquil and pleasant ambiance.

Also you can consider motion sensor stair lights, lights under cabinets and lighted mirrors. You can do all of them on a limited budget. However, they are effective for convenience and safety at night or in places where you need guidance during dark hours.

2. Repair water damage

The most common cause of water damage is a faulty sump pump that allows water to seep into your basement, causing potential structural damage and unsanitary living conditions.

It may seem simple, but repairing the damage is not. It involves ripping out the area, which could be expensive if done by a professional.

If your basement has suffered water damage due to sump pump issues, it is best to hire professionals for these repairs. However, there are times when you can fix this problem yourself with minimal tools and equipment.

You can also consider painting damp walls to cover mold damage. You don’t need to hire professionals for this task, as the tools needed are simple and paint products are readily available at hardware stores.

But you should first check if the wall is still wet after cleaning the mold before continuing to use regular latex paint. Otherwise, you can paint the walls with regular latex paint.

3. Take care of your roof

If your roof is old, it is not necessarily damaged and must be replaced. You can repair cracks in asphalt shingles with roof cleaner, sealer/primer and shingle sealer. It’s an inexpensive way to get a new roof.

The exterior of your home says more about you, and for better curb appeal, regular maintenance is necessary. If your windows are dirty, clean them with a solution of equal parts hydrogen peroxide and water mixed in a spray bottle. Leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing with a hose.

For a new look on your gutters, you can paint them to add color and personality. For example, you can use red trim on white vinyl gutters or black trim on green wood gutters for a sleeker feel.

4. Install new window treatments

If you need to update your window treatmentsconsider adding insulating panels in front of your existing shutters.

They are easy to install, inexpensive and perform the same function as expensive shutters without losing heat during the winter months. And since they come with vinyl frames that look like wood for a more sophisticated look, you can get more for your money.

Even better, they are very light and easy to handle. You can install them in minutes without needing to hire professionals.

5. Apply new wallpaper

Wallpaper is a quick and inexpensive way to dress up the walls of any room in your home. If your walls are smooth and in good condition, don’t hesitate. Just go buy your favorite wallpaper designs and install them yourself. You can also use removable wall decals in different sizes and patterns for a quick fix.

6. Keep your lawn green

If your lawn needs a reseeding or face life, it can be a costly affair. It’s not a bad idea to save money by doing the work yourself.

First, prepare your lawn for seeding by removing all stones and debris from your soil. Then, rake the soil into small mounds that allow the grass seeds to germinate quickly.

Spread the grass seed evenly over the entire lawn and use a rake to cover it with soil. Water the soil regularly so that the seed germinates quickly.

Give your home a new look today

When was the last time you made improvements to your home? If it’s been a while, maybe it’s time to visit your local hardware store and see what they have in store. You might be surprised at how much value and style these quick fixes can add to your home.

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