Restyling Without Remodeling

Whether you are selling or looking to purchase an older, out-dated home, one thing is for sure…You are likely not looking to spend a fortune on a remodel project. Sometimes the simple fixes can make all the difference. Rather than take on a huge remodeling project that will not return profit in the end, simply re-style your home starting with the basics!

1. Painting

Oh what a fresh coat of paint can do for a room!  

  • Don't break the bank for paint – Paint gets expensive so stop in at Home Depot, Sherwinn Williams, or a local paint supplier and head straight for the "Oops!" shelf. Most all stores will have one, just ask where it is located. The "oops!" paint shelf is where the store keeps gallons of paint that people have returned or denied because there was an issue with the color. Meaning nothing is wrong with the paint itself, it just wasn't exactly what the customer had wanted. The store will discount these gallons at bargan prices. 
  • Paint WITH Primer – This paint works better at getting a good coverage on the walls without having to do several coats which will save money!

2. Counter-tops

Counter-tops can be an expensive job and if you are trying to sell your home…maybe not worth replacing. You never know what plans the buyer might have and could be wasting your money. 

  • Counter-top coating by Rust-Oleum or other brand could be a perfect temporary solution or, even better, maybe the buyer will love it and it could cost as little as $50 depending on how many counter-tops you will be coating. 

3. Bathroom Vanity Lights

Just buying a new, updated vanity light can change your bathroom's look! And it doesn't have to cost a lot of money. A nice vanity light fixture can cost between $40 – $100.

4. New Faucets

Faucets make a huge difference in updating a bathroom or kitchen. They can also improve functionality. If you are updating to sell your home, look for a neutral style. Faucets can cost between $50 – $200. 

Well, there you have it. Four ways that you can update your house without having to do a major remodel. Simple fixes that can make a huge difference, but you can expect to pay very little if you are thrifty about it! 


Posted on July 18, 2016 at 10:21 pm
Barbara Maltman | Category: Uncategorized

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