For anyone with a home that is in need of some updating the anticipation of renovation costs can be daunting. Sure, in some cases you may need to gut your kitchen but in others with a little creativity there can be some very reasonable updates that will not only make your kitchen look more modern, but you won’t go broke completing them. Best of all when it comes time to sell your home, many of these updates will recapture a high percentage of their original value. Here is a list of great ideas you can do for under $1,000 each.
Double sink – For anyone that is looking for an updated chef’s kitchen, a double sink is sure to please. Give cook’s the tools they need with a larger double sink that is ideally under mounted and stainless steel.
Kitchen island – Everyone loves to have more versatile counter space. Islands add room for food prep and can also be a great place to dine or entertain.
Paint cabinets – For anyone who has good painting skills this can really transform your kitchen. For the cost of paint and brushes you can select a neutral color and brighten up the room making it look more modern and even larger.
Bathroom fixtures – Don’t leave your older and worn fixtures. Pick matching fixtures to replace your sink faucet, shower handles and head.
Upgrade toilet – Other than the obvious aesthetics a newer toilet will save you water and money in the end.
Bathroom vanity – A vanity is a main focal point in most bathrooms. Upgrade yours to one with a stone countertop, neutral color and has enough storage that is necessary for proper use. Finish off the upgrade with a nice mirror to match.
Ceiling fans – Ceiling fans are very popular here in South Florida. Add style and function with a high design ceiling fan. Matte black with wooden blades can be a nice choice depending on your home’s motif.
Paint main rooms – Simply stated a little paint goes a long way. Neutral colors are always best while you freshen things up. Tackle your main rooms or those that are looking more tired first.
Landscaping – Trimmed hedges cost you nothing but time which you can do yourself. Spend your money on some mulch for the beds or some additional plants and flowers to dress up your home’s curb appeal. Patches of sod can also be purchased relatively cheap for filling in any bald spots on your lawn.
Smart thermostat – Technology has made lives much easier these days but also helps save money. Thermostats that are programable but also remote controlled by smartphones make life easier and are a bonus for anyone looking to buy your home.