Best DIY Affordable Home Improvement Ideas

You have probably been spending a good deal of time at home these days and that can cause a person to notice little improvements that should be made to their home. It can be tempting to watch YouTube instructional videos to find out how to accomplish your goals. Some of those videos can make repairs look easier than they are.

There are many home improvements that will require you to hire a professional home contractor. Some of those DIY videos are actually made by people who have years of experience with home improvements. They require special equipment and a skilled hand. However, there are a few simple and affordable improvements that anyone can achieve.

Add Crown Moldings

Crown moldings can add a touch of elegance to your home. At first glance, it may appear to be very detailed work and it used to be. Today there are moldings that are easy to saw in half and it does not require hard to archive angles or coping. The easiest molds to work with are the ones that are made out of foam.

Paint Your Cabinets

Dark cabinets can actually make your kitchen look smaller and darker. Cracks and chips in the paint can make your home look more dilapidated than it is. This is not a good thing if you are trying to sell your home.

Before you begin, make sure the cabinets are in good repair and that all the hinges are still in tacked. Be sure to clean and sand the cabinets before applying the new paint.

You will have a choice between oil or latex paint. Some people prefer latex paint because it dries quickly and cleans up easily. Others prefer oil paint because it looks better and does not take as long to cure. Spray paint will look smoother, but a brush may be easier to use.

Install A Water Filter

A water filter will add value to your home and save you money on bottled water. Water filters are very environmentally sound because of all the plastic water bottles you will not use.

Water filters are easy to install and they only cost about $250.00. All you have to do is turn off the water, connect the filter’s adapter to the sinks hose, and connect a second adapter to the water shut off valve. The whole thing can generally be done in about an hour.

Add Interior Shutters

Interior shutters are decorative and they can provide shade to an overly sunny room or hallway. They also offer an extra level of privacy to your home which is something that home buyers always take into consideration. Swinging wood shutters will give your home a classic elegant look.

Shutters can also help control the climate in your home. They can block out heat in the summer and keep you warm in the winter. They can save you plenty of money on energy costs. The shutters themselves should cost under $500 and they are fairly easy to hang.

Making a few simple changes yourself can make your home a more pleasant place to live and increase it’s worth. It can also save you money for any major improvements you need to make. If you are in the Seattle area, Home Care Contractors can help you with major home repairs and improvements.

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