Spring is officially here, and many homeowners are looking to spruce up their s
paces to bring in some fresh and fun energy. Of course, upgrading your space isn’t always the most affordable, especially when it comes to renovating.
The good news is that there are a few ways you can improve your home and even boost your home’s value while sticking to your budget. Here are some simple ways you can give your home a spring refresh this season without breaking the bank.
Upgrade your cabinet handles and drawer pulls
Up to 85% of U.S. homes built before 1980 are in need of home improvement, but going ham on kitchen renovations isn’t always a great idea. Fortunately, switching out your kitchen hardware can give you the kitchen upgrade you’ve been looking for without having to dip into your kids’ college funds. In fact, switching out your cabinet handles and drawer pulls for chic and modern designs can cost less than $50. Check out clearance and sale sections on home improvement or decor sites like Wayfair, Overstock, or Target for even better deals without sacrificing quality.
Do some seriously deep cleaning
Deep cleaning is not only a great way to literally spring clean your home but it can also increase the value and longevity of a lot of your home’s features. For instance, it’s recommended to deep clean your home’s carpeting every 12 to 18 months. With regular maintenance and cleaning, your carpet can last up to 15 years. Talk about a return on investment!
Another part of your home that needs some tending to now that the weather’s warming up is your water heater. Your water heater ought to be set to 120 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid high water bills, and it’s important to flush your water heater if you haven’t already. This is recommended at least once every six months.
Freshen up your water
A great way to add value to your home while also improving your health this season is by setting up a water filtration system. A water system may be closer toward the top of your budget, but it has its benefits. Filtered water removes chlorine, reduces limescale, and can even reduce acid reflux. Continuous electrodeionization is typically a key part of a larger ultrapure water system, but there are other whole house water filtration systems available, too.
Add flowers and plants outside
Landscaping is one of the key ways you can boost your home’s value without going overboard on your budget. In fact, realtors typically recommend that home sellers upgrade their landscaping and curb appeal before they put their homes on the market because it increases their resale value by 14%. Of course, you don’t need to go wild with your landscaping. Adding some potted plants or flowers outside your door or in your yard can also help to give you the curb appeal you’re looking for.
You don’t need to completely renovate your home to give your house a fresh look. Upgrading your landscaping and kitchen hardware, filtering your water, and giving your home a deep clean (professionally or as a team with your family) are all great budget-friendly ways to boost your home’s value this spring.