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Thursday, October 08, 2009

Home Improvement Tips If You Can’t Move


Money is tight nowadays, which means some homeowners are being forced to postpone their moving plans or home improvement upgrades. Not to worry though, there are still many ways to make improvements to the home without breaking the bank.
If the cabinets in the kitchen or bathroom are looking shabby, that doesn’t mean you have to replace them. Try freshening up the cabinets by resurfacing them, or, for a less extensive fix, try a new coat of paint. You can also change out the old handles with newer, more modern ones. Also consider upgrading the faucet to a more modern design, and replace the lighting with more attractive fixtures. You can choose fixtures that are energy-efficient, which will save you money as well.Another helpful improvement would be to give your rooms a new coat of paint. Paint is a great way to brighten up any home and give it a fresh feel as well.
If you plan on selling the home, go for a neutral color that won’t distract a prospective buyer from the rest of the home’s beauty.If the carpet in your home is looking dingy, why not replace it? Having it cleaned is a less expensive alternative if a complete replacement isn’t in your budget. You can have the carpets cleaned professionally, or rent a carpet cleaner and do it yourself.

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