Friday, June 21, 2013

Three Cheap Ways to Upgrade Your Home: Declutter, Clean, Paint

Home remodels can be expensive and time consuming. Whether you are trying to increase the value of your home for your own enjoyment or to sell it, you might be feeling a little bit overwhelmed. Fortunately, it is possible to increase the value of your home without spending a lot of money. Three ways to upgrade your home without spending very much money are decluttering, cleaning, and investing in Boston painting.
Declutter and Organize
 The first step to making your home appear and be more livable is to declutter. If you are trying to sell your home, clutter can distract from the other great features of your home. Go through and get rid of anything you don’t need or use. Create a good filing system to get rid of the paper clutter. Then, spend some time organizing what is left. Make sure that everything has a designated space. Even if you aren’t trying to sell, decluttering is essential to creating a space that you want to live in. An organized space will be more welcoming and enjoyable.

Deep Cleaning
The next step in home improvement is to deep clean your home. You are probably used to occasionally deep cleaning the inside of your home. While this is essential, it is also important to clean the outside of your home. Curb appeal is crucial when trying to sell a home. Make sure your outside windows and walls are clean and look cared for. It’s also a good idea to repair any damaged areas, touch up any scratches with paint, and upgrade your mailbox or house number if necessary. Even if you plan to remain in your home, a deep cleaning can make your home feel new and improved all over again.

The last suggestion is probably the most expensive. However, the cost of Boston painting can vary based on your needs and desires. If time is more of an obstacle for you, you can hire a company to do the work for you. If you are looking to save money, you can always do the painting yourself. When trying to sell, be sure to update the painting in the living room, kitchen, and master bedrooms. Be sure to use light, neutral colors that will appeal to the majority. Additionally, if your cabinets are out of date, a quick coat of paint can do wonders to improve them.

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