Cheap Cincinnati Home Improvements
Is a full remodel of your home not in the budget for 2017? Or 2018, for that matter? You can still make changes to improve the look of your home with the help of a Cincinnati remodeler, a Cincinnati handyman or even if you do it yourself. Here are five cheap and easy home improvement ideas that will rejuvenate your home:
A fresh coat of paint in a new color can transform a room or even the exterior of your home. Inside, you can change out accessories to give the space an even bigger visual boost. For example, choose a new hue for the bedroom, and then purchase new linens in a complementary color to tie the changes together.
Outside, a new paint job can change the whole scheme of your yard. Make sure the new color compliments your roof. If you don’t have the time to repaint your exterior, or love the current color, consider thoroughly cleaning your walls with a Cincinnati power washing company and then touch up the paint. Doing so can freshen the look of your home with less of an investment.
You also can make an impactful change outdoors by repainting, refinishing or replacing your front door. A red door will pop on a darker colored home, and a freshly sanded and restained door can rejuventate the entry point. A Cincinnati handyman can make quick work of this job.
If your front door needs to be replaced, consider upgrading to one that requires less maintenance and adds security. The project also can expand to include the addition of sidelites and other front-door features that upgrade the appearance.
2. Adding a Tile Backsplash
Kitchen remodels can be quite extensive, and expensive, especially if you are moving the location of major appliances and plumbing. A less involved tweak is to add a tile backsplash . A backsplash not only protects the wall behind the sink, stove and countertops from moisture and stains, it adds visual interest to the kitchen.
A single colored tile backsplash serves as a low key design element in the room, playing off more dramatic appliances and décor. You may also make the backsplash itself to be a focal point in the room, by adding a mosaic or other pattern to draw the eye. A pique assiette, in particular, makes for a conversation piece, as well. It can feature broken china and tile as part of the mosaic and can be a cruise down memory lane for relatives and friends.
3. Installing Crown Molding
Crown molding not only hides the change between the ceiling and the walls, it puts a decorative flair to the room and can also add depth. Molding materials range from plaster to wood, and design options range from simple to elaborate, with designs including rope, dentil and leaf patterns, just to name a few. Keep in mind that the more intricate the design, the higher the cost.
4. Upgrade Lighting
If the lighting fixtures in your home are low quality or dated in a negative way, consider having your handyman swap them out to improve the appearance of the room. Begin by upgrading fixtures where a change will have the most impact, such as above the dining room table or in the entryway. While your Cincinnati handyman is in your house, have him check all of the lamps and lighting and fix the ones that have been setting around but shedding no light!
5. Replace Cabinet Hardware and Other Household Hardware
Kitchen cabinets can be costly to replace, but new hardware makes them seem like new. To keep this a simple project, choose pieces that are the same size and shape as your current hardware so that paint and ones where the finish does not need to be touched up. A new look can bring a kitchen into the current decade, such as swapping dated brass for a smooth nickel. Make sure to make the new hardware match any old appliances that you have.
These are just a few things that you can do inexpensively that will make a big difference in the look of your home this Spring.