by Paul Sanders
It can be easy to spend a lot of money on home renovation, so what do you do when you when you want to do a little remodeling on a smart budget? A good solution is to find small, inexpensive home improvement projects that can have a large impact on the look and feel of your home. Here are five simple projects that will add some new style to your home without emptying your wallet.
Replace a sink. Home improvement projects in the bathroom or kitchen can improve the value of your home. These are the two most used rooms in your home, and if you're trying to sell your home, these two rooms will get a lot of scrutiny. A new sink is relatively inexpensive for the impact it has on a room. Think about replacing your old kitchen sink or installing a new pedestal sink in the bathroom.
Install a kitchen backsplash. Tile adds texture and color to a room, and you can add a small tile backsplash to the wall above your sink or over the stovetop in a weekend. The tile and other materials needed for this project won't cost a lot of money, but they will change the entire look of your kitchen.
Upgrade your light fixtures. Light fixtures act as accents for a room or the exterior of your house. They also determine how light is distributed. If you have an old light fixture that seems outdated or mismatched to the surrounding area, you may want to replace it. Replacing sconces, chandeliers or other fixtures is a simple home improvement task that will cast your home in a whole new light.
Spruce up the yard. The main ingredient for home improvement projects in the yard is elbow grease, which is cheap. Get some yard care tools and find complementary plants and landscaping features to create a simple theme for your garden. Then set your mind to a landscape design that will frame your house perfectly.
Fix and replace bath fixtures. Corroded or mismatched bathroom faucets, showerheads, and bath hardware can make your bathroom feel and look outdated. If you're looking for a quick and easy improvement that will totally change your bath, swapping out bath fixtures is it. This home improvement project goes well with a new sink, too.