NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- 5 Cheap Renovations That Look Like a Million Bucks
Over on RealtyPin.com, you'll find a ton of home renovation ideas. But what do you do if you only have a (very!) limited amount of money to spend? How do you make your home stand out, without weighing your wallet down? Easy! Take advantage of these 5 renovation ideas. They're all super-cheap, but they'll look like they cost a fortune!
1. Refinish your wood cabinets
This will work perfectly in either the kitchen or the bathroom - the two rooms that potential buyers are keeping an especially-sharp eye on when they take a tour of your home. Luckily, though, you can leave the existing cabinets in place, strip the old finish, and spend just a couple hundred dollars (or less!) to re-stain or re-paint them. If you do the work yourself, the elbow grease is free!
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2. Add new hardware
If re-painting and re-staining isn't your thing, you can get an updated look just by adding some new drawer pulls, cabinet knobs, and electrical outlet covers. As an added benefit, this upgrade is even cheaper than the refinishing! Tool-wise, all you need is a screwdriver and a few hours to spare, and you can get a completely modern look!
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3. Paint your walls
Did you know that a gallon of paint only costs about $25 - and it will cover about 350 square feet of space? When you throw in the cost of brushes, rollers, painters' tape, primer, and floor covers, you're looking at spending less than $100. Even if you have a larger room and have to double or triple the amount of paint you need, you're looking at spending less than $200. Home renovations don't get much more cost-effective than that!
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4. Add more closet space
Think you have to be an architect or a contractor to get some more much-needed closet space? Think again! There are actually kits you can buy at home improvement stores that you can install yourself, in your existing closets. In about a weekend, you can have a new wire and laminate closet system that makes the most out of every existing inch! Think about how much you AND potential buyers will love that!
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5. Refinish your metal doors
There are special paints and faux-finishes that can give your steel doors a more inviting look. If you want the look of wood grain - without spending a ton of money on a brand new wood grain door - all you need is a brush, bucket of finish, and some metal primer. In just a few hours, you can have a more "homey" feel, right at your own front or back door.
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