Inexpensive ways to update your home this spring

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Inexpensive Ways to Update Your Home This Spring

Inexpensive Ways to Update Your Home This Spring

Spring is finally starting to provide a little relief from the long, cold winter, which means its time to spring clean and fix up our homes for the rest of the year. It is a great time to start new projects. Its a time of year when everything is being revived and renewed, so why not join in and take some time to freshen up your home with a few affordable updates?

The KitchenThe kitchen is one of the first rooms that people notice. Its where you spend a lot of time eating, preparing food, and sitting around the table enjoying each others company. This makes it the ideal place to start looking for opportunities to make simple upgrades. Add character to your kitchen with a new faucet and some matching appliances.If you have a little more to invest you could go as far as a new tile backsplashAdd decorative shelves to an empty wall or by removing a couple of cabinet doors. Add a fresh coat of paint on the walls or the cupboards to make everything else in the room feel new.

The BathroomReplace faucets on the sink, tub, and shower (or shower heads)Add new paint to the walls for a fresh feelInstall a new medicine cabinet above the sink or a cabinet above the toilet for some extra storage. Retiling the whole floor might be out of the question, but you can always replace chipped tiles or re-grout the old dingy stuff for a minimal amount of money.

New ColorsAre all your walls still the same shade of off-white that they were when you moved in? Does it remind you of your old college apartments? It may be time for a change. Consider painting just one or two rooms and maybe a hallway or two.Try using a couple different colors (one for the walls, one for the trimming) that have a nice contrast. In the YardA new tree in the right place will help shade your home from the burning, afternoon sun, while Some dry landscaping will help you cut down on the time spent mowing and watering the lawn. Make sure the walks are clean, the dead limbs and leaves are cleaned up, and all the yard tools are in working order.

A Welcoming EntranceTake a look at your front door. Is the paint starting to peel? Is it a little warped? This is the first thing visitors will see close up, so why not make sure it looks nice. If its warped or cracked, it may be time to replace it, but if its just dirty and discolored, a fresh coat of paint or varnish might be the way to go.Spring is finally here, and its the perfect chance for home owners to the opportunity to spruce things up and start those projects that have been neglected for too long.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/106689640491556181403/postsDoug Raymond loves food, fishing and football. He has years of experience and expertise selling homes around the East coast including Florida, South Carolina, New Jersey, and more. http://www.drhorton.com/Where-We-Build/New-Jersey/New-Jersey/Metro-Map.aspx