Buying a home is one of the smartest investments you can make, but to continue to get the most out of your investment, ongoing maintenance and continued home improvements are necessary to keep your home in shape and up-to-date. While some homeowners are deterred by high remodeling costs, there are actually quite a few home improvement projects that can be done for under $1,000 that will make a big impact on your home. Here are just a few.
Entry Door Update
An entry door replacement remains one of the best ways to update the exterior of your home and increase its curb appeal. It also has an excellent return on investment of 91.3% nationally. A stylish, unique or colorful new entry door will not only draw the eye of guests and passers-by alike, it will also increase the security and energy efficiency of your home due to better safety features and improved energy-efficient materials.
Upgrade Cabinet Hardware
While new kitchen cabinets are quite a bit outside of a $1,000 budget, new cabinet hardware isn’t. New door and drawer handles or pulls can instantly update your cabinets and give them a more modern look. Prices range from $2 to $10, and at many large retailers you can get them in bulk for a cheaper price.
Install a New Bathtub
While the average cost of a bathtub installation generally runs a bit higher, in some cases you may be able to have one installed for around $1,000. The final cost depends on the type of tub you choose, and the extent of modifications needed to get one installed. The right bathtub can provide a lift to your bathroom and contribute to a more spa-like feel, so it’s worth looking into.
If your current light fixtures were hip in the 80’s, switching them out for sleeker, more modern versions will change the look of a room in an instant. Try installing a statement chandelier or unique pendant lighting. If you have a room that tends to be a little dim, adding more lighting will often make the space feel bigger.
Need a Pro? Call Handyman Connection Today
If you’re a little out of your element with home improvements and repairs, Handyman Connection has reliable, experienced handyman contractors who would love to work with you on your project. Contact us at 1-800-88-HANDY to find out more.