Remodeling your home can be a daunting task. Having a construction crew in your home day in and day out, not having a functioning kitchen or bathroom, or constantly cleaning up sawdust might be holding you back. Maybe it’s the cost of a full remodel. What if it was possible to update your home without a construction crew and keeping it budget friendly? Here are some quick updating tips that will help you love your home a bit more:


1.) Paint your kitchen cabinets - This isn’t necessarily an easy task as it is labor intensive in order to do it right, but with a few you tube tutorials, you can definitely handle it. Cleaning all your cabinets and cabinet doors, sanding everything down, priming, painting, and then putting everything back together is very time consuming. BUT it is budget friendly. Painting your cabinets can instantly transform your whole kitchen. While you’re at it, switch out your cabinet pulls. 


2.) Change out door knobs - One thing that can instantly date a home is old brass doorknobs. Switch all of them out in your home so they all match to either an oil rubbed bronze or brushed nickel. Choose more modern designs as well to add a little extra interest.  


3.) Update your Faucets - Switch out the faucets in your kitchen and bathrooms to match your doorknobs. Having everything in unison makes all of your updates look intentional and more put together. 


4.) Install New Outlet Covers - You’ll be surprised at how much an outlet can change your space. Getting rid of the old yellowed outlets will instantly brighten up your home and make it feel more new and contemporary.


5.) Curb Appeal - If your home looks dated from the outside, painting your front door or staining your deck a different tone can instantly spruce up the look. Planting some flowers or shrubs in front of your home, and updating your address plate can also help. 


6.) Paint your walls - Your walls should really be painted every few years to keep everything looking fresh and to keep up with home trends. It gives your walls a nice clean look. Whether you choose bold colors for an accent wall, or maintaining a neutral pallet, new paint makes everything feel brand new.


So if your home needs a bit of a facelift and you are willing to spend some time over the weekend, consider any of these projects. Remember to take before and after photos for all of your social media friends to see the results of your labor as well. We know they will “like” it.