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7 Surprisingly Low-Cost Home Improvement Ideas That Bring Top Dollar


If you do a search on google for the term ‘home improvement’ you will get over a billion results. Now that is incredible. Doesn’t it reflect our interest and passion for improving our homes?

There are many reasons why you may want to do some home improvements.

Perhaps, you are planning to sell your house and you want to give it a more attractive look and improve its return on investment. Maybe it’s just because you are bored with the look of your home and you want to freshen everything up.

In this day and age, buying a house is so expensive, maybe this is your first house and you have very little budget left to give it your personal look and style.

Whatever your reason, if you want some excellent home improvement ideas that are low cost but bring big rewards, then this article is for you.

1. Gentle Glow of Happiness

Soft light seems to make everything look better as it’s gentle, appealing, and even comforting. You can improve the atmosphere and look in your home by installing track lighting in certain places throughout your home.

For example, around the mirror frame in your bathroom looks really good and adds to the comfort and warmth of the bathroom.

Other good places to consider are on the underside of cabinets in the kitchen or use them with select shelving. The great thing about these types of lights is that they aren’t expensive and you can use them almost anywhere.

2. First Impressions

There are many inexpensive things you can do to the entrance of your home to freshen it up and create a better first impression. For example, you can replace the front door.

That may sound expensive but keep your eyes out for sales and also visit any reclamation yards in your area as these places are packed with inspiration for what you can use in your home.

An alternative is to paint your front door. This doesn’t have to be the same boring color but you can choose something fresh and bright that fits with the mood of your home. Another cheap tip is to replace your tired doormat.

3. Fix Your Light Fixtures


Our eyes are drawn to the light in a room. We may not give our light fixtures much of a second thought, and that is part of the problem. Many light fixtures are neutral in color and lack any design flare.

Sometimes that isn’t a problem as it allows new homeowners to imagine their own style in a room.

However, if you want to add some finer touches to the style and feel of a room then consider updating the light fixtures. You will be amazed at home much choice is available, and to suit all budgets.

4. Home Improvement With a Touch of Quality

Sometimes it’s the small things that make a big difference. This principle is especially true when it comes to things that we can actually touch as our senses are engaged even more.

For example, you could consider changing the fixtures on your cupboards, drawers, and even doors.

Once again, there are endless options out there so go and take photos of different fixtures available and start to think which ones in your house you could replace. This will be good fun and offers so many possibilities.

5. Bring Mother Nature into Your Bathroom


Natural things make us feel better and give us a sense of peace and comfort. A bathroom is definitely a place you want to feel comfortable and feel like you can relax. You can achieve this with some simple changes.

For example, bring natural materials into your bathroom such as wood. Use a wood frame for your bathroom mirror and picture frames. Consider changing your toilet seat for a new one that is either made from wood or is a good imitation.

6. Big Reveal

Following this idea of natural things in your home, have you considered what is under your carpet?

You may be surprised to find there are some amazing floorboards that have the potential to totally change the look and feel of a room.

If you are planning to sell your house and the carpet in one room is tired and unattractive, then buying a new carpet could be expensive.

Instead, you could consider restoring the floorboards. It will be hard work and involve a lot of effort but restoring the wooden floorboards will add value to the room and your home.

It won’t cost you much money but it will cost you a little bit of time. Of course, you may not have that time as there can be many reasons why you need to sell your house quickly. 

7. Clean Reigns Supreme


A clean home is definitely more attractive to potential buyers, to members of your family and perhaps most of all will give you peace of mind.

Consider using a power washer to clean the walls of your house to restore their color and vibrancy.

This may end up looking as good as a new coat of paint. Besides the walls, you can also power wash the driveway.

Ready To Get Started?

In this article, you have read about 7 great home improvement ideas that in themselves aren’t expensive but will add value to your home.

Some of these ideas may not even take much time to implement so they offer a great return even for little investment. Now that is top dollar!

It’s exciting to consider what is possible. Try to make a start with one project at a time and see where it leads you. Don’t stop reading here, you can check out other articles on this site for more DIY inspiration.

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