Renovation for Relaxation

    Simple household repairs and easy upgrades will increase the value of your home when ready to be sold as well as keep it in tip top shape!

    Give your outdated kitchen a fresh new makeover with just a little bit of money and some elbow grease.  A fresh coat of paint can go a long way.   Give those dark, drab cabinets a face lift with a light sanding and new stain or paint color of your choice.   For professional tips, visit the DIY Network website where they break it down for you. http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/repainting-kitchen-cabinets/index.html

     

    Now, to match those gorgeous cabinets you just painted, visit your local appliance store to score to some deals.

    New appliances give your home a sleek, upgraded look, and surprisingly, you do NOT have to break your piggy bank.  Shop in the early fall for appliances.  Most retail stores are trying to make room for the next years new products.  Shop the “scratch & dent” appliances.  Make sure scratches are just cosmetic and not structural and watch the dollar signs melt away.  Ask about volume discounts.  Some retailers offer exceptional discounts when buying all your appliances in one place.  For more visit http://www.diynetwork.com/kitchen/diy-money-saving-kitchen-remodeling-tips/page-2.html

    Add instant charm to your entry with simple enhancements!  There are plenty of Curb-Appeal Projects for under $100 that are sure to make you smile a little brighter when pulling up to your home. 

    Paint your front door, trim, and shutters.  Most exterior paints runs about $25 per gallon.  Pick a bold color, whether bright or rich, but still accentuates your homes main colors.  Plan at least for a whole day of painting to get the job done right and in a timely fashion. 

    Mailbox drooping?  Let’s spruce it up!  It doesn’t matter if you have a mounted mailbox by your door or one by the road, a new replacement can add an instant look of upgrade, adding to the curb appeal.  You can find a new mailbox for anywhere between $10-$100.  Be sure to look into your town’s city regulations that you live in when installing a new box by the road.  Set aside at least one to two hours to change out your mailbox.  

    For more Curb Appeal Geared Projects visit http://www.diynetwork.com/outdoors/instant-curb-appeal-for-under-100/index.html.

    Now that you have the tips from the DIY Pros at DIY Network, go get busy and have fun enjoying your new updated, snazzy home!

     

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