Upgrading our homes are not an uncommon idea but many people assume that they will be too costly to fit into the budget. Improving your home in small areas at a time are an easy way to create an easier atmosphere while adding extra value to your home. By targeting these small areas one at a time, you can easily fit it into your home budget and have the home you truly desire. Here are a few suggestions on things you can do to spruce up the homestead.

Updating Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets are used and abused often. We are constantly opening and closing them. They accumulate grease stains around the stove and they age over time. Sometimes we even buy a home in which we aren’t huge fans of the cabinet design. Starting with a cabinet upgrade, by using a company like Gilmans Kitchens & Baths in San Francisco, can add extra pizazz and life to your kitchen. If you have a particularly dark kitchen, opting for a lighter wood or even white cabinet can make your kitchen a little brighter. Or you can opt for window cabinets that will feel like you have added space and airiness to the room. You can even look to add additions to your kitchen such as cabinets for extra cookware storage or for your compactor.

Tackle Your Closets

A great home upgrade that is super affordable and can be done over a weekend is to upgrade your closets with closet organizers. All too often, we fill our closets to the brim with items and suddenly they are extremely cluttered. A closet organizer can help you keep track of everything and help you find things easier. Many closet organizers cost $100-$200 and are an easier DIY project. If your closets are completely out of control, you can also look for a service that will come in and build your closet and help you organize it efficiently.

Slap a Coat of Paint on It

After you have been living in your home for a while, it’s easy to no longer really notice the colors of your walls. Changing up your walls with a new color can add a little spice and fun to the room. You can start with a bathroom or tackle a bigger room that you entertain in. A small bathroom may only need a couple of gallons of paint, making that an easy and affordable change. Larger rooms may require as much as six gallons or more. If you really want to spice things up, consider painting the trim a different color to add a little dimension to your walls.

Improve the Walkway

Some of us see our walkways as drab or boring. Over time they may just lose their exciting luster. Consider creating a more inviting walkway by lining the path with bright red bricks. Bring the kids or grandkids in on the fun by creating rock mosaics that can be used with the bricks. Or you can spruce up the area with some lush greenery, such as Hostas. Of course, you should check your area to see what plants are going to be the most beneficial and easiest care for your lifestyle. If you are a novice gardener, talk to the local nursery about your idea to get their input.

It doesn’t take much to make our home feel revived. A little paint here and there, adding a little extra for the eye, or changing some older woodwork is just enough to make your home feel like new again. If you are looking to sell your home, speak with your realtor on additions that can add value to your home as well!