4 Home Projects that Won’t Break the Bank
With spring in full force and summer just around the corner, you might be itching to cross some home projects off of your list. Whether it’s to simply update your home to better your quality of life or you’re planning on selling in the near future, updating your home doesn’t have to exceed your budget. Here are four home projects that won’t break the bank.
1. Paint your home’s exterior.
One of the quickest and most affordable projects to check off your list is painting your home’s exterior. A fresh coat of paint gives your home an easy facelift making it look polished for the season ahead or for buyers down the road. Experts estimate that painting your home could cost less than $3,000, give or take depending on the materials needed or if you need extra coats of paint on your siding. And if you have a brick home that just needs new paint on the shutters, then the cost of this project is even more affordable.
2. Install a patio.
The warmer weather of course presents more opportunities for dining al fresco and other outdoor entertaining, which is why it’s the perfect time of the year to install a new patio that won’t break the bank. Look to stone, pavers or concrete for your new budget-friendly patio. Depending on the materials you use and how large of a patio you are installing, a good-sized patio around 12-by-16-feet will run you between $700 with concrete and up to $2,000 with other materials. If you have more of a budget to work with, a wooden deck will cost around $10,000.
3. Switch to hardwood or alternate flooring.
Future buyers will be looking for hardwood or alternate flooring in their next home, and rightly so. Going the non-carpet route will mean the home is free of odors and stains and will be easier to clean in general, which means you’ll surely want to consider swapping out your carpet for alternate flooring if you’re planning on selling soon. Depending on which material you use as well as your home’s square footage, new flooring will cost around $5,000.
4. Install new kitchen countertops.
Entire kitchen renovations will run you over $10,000 easily. However, if you’re wanting to make a new and improved impact on the heart of your home and not break the bank, installing new countertops is a budget-friendly option. Materials such as quartz, laminate, butcher block and more are great cost-effective options that are not only durable, but these will cost a fraction of the price of an entire kitchen renovation.