There are many relatively inexpensive home improvement projects that can be done on a small budget. Whether you are a young first time home buyer or a very busy home owner veteran, some small projects can really get the job done. It is not always necessary to spend lots of money to improve the look and value of your home. In today’s economy, this is really good news. Perhaps your goal is to create your dream home. Maybe you are simply getting your home ready for those empty nester years. Regardless of your situation or destination, improving your home’s sex appeal is rewarding and satisfying.
Here are a couple of ideas:
1. Replacement of Exterior Lights and Fixtures
If you are purchasing exterior lights or fixtures to improve the appearance of your home there are a couple of things to consider. You may want to approach the task with the style and functionality of the light fixtures in mind. Adequate light is the ultimate purpose of the exterior light fixture. But of course its ascetic value is a concern as well. The lights that you may add to your home will improve the look of the home yet the improved safety it features is something to keep in mind as well. Another economical consideration in your choice is to select a new light which mounts the same way as the previous one. This will not only make installation easier but it will also save you the cost of the extra hardware needed for a light with a different mounting system. An exterior light fixture need not cost much more than $20, although you could conceivably spend a lot more if you so desire.
2. Flower Box Installations
Not only do nicely designed flower boxes add to the curb appeal of your home, it will also add color! This will go a long way towards improving the appeal of your home front. Installing flower boxes in a window (or windows) is a relatively simple and inexpensive home improvement idea. Flower boxes can also be installed on front porch railings as well. These can be purchased for around $25 dollars and can be found in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. The goal would be to match the homes exterior décor. With so many options this task is made to be simpler. The thing to bear in mind as you are making your selections is that there is also the added cost of the plant itself and the potting soil to plant it in. If the idea of flowers is not the first thought, you might consider selecting a planter box to be used for vegetables and herbs.