Simple Home Improvements

Posted by Gurpreet Ghatehora on Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 at 10:03am.

There are some minor projects you can take on in your home that can have a big impact. Not only are most of these things easy do-it-yourself projects, but some of them are really inexpensive, and you can get creative when sourcing your materials to save even more money.

Projects

  • Upgrade your trim
  • Paint your cabinetry for an updated look
  • Create built-in shelving
  • Paint
  • Replace cabinet hardware
  • Create a garden

Find Out How To Do It

You can find very useful tutorials online to show you how to do a variety of projects, and exactly what you will need to purchase to get it done. Another option is to go to your local hardware store and talk to one of their experts. Many hardware stores offer hands-on tutorials or classes to help you learn proper painting and staining techniques, how to use power tools, and even how to lay tile.

Source Materials

You can always go to the hardware store to buy what you need, but you can be certain that you are going to pay a premium for it. Another option is to look online at websites like Kijiji. You can often find loads of building materials, many leftover from other home projects, which will be sufficient for your purposes. You will find that you have particular success with this when looking for floor tiles and backsplashes, as well as trim and wood building materials.

You will save a bunch of money by purchasing your materials second-hand. In most cases people are just looking to get rid of the stuff, so it’s quite easy to negotiate an even lower price. What’s more is that with a bit of time and effort, you can greatly improve the interior or exterior of your home, without doing a full scale renovation.

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