With summer officially coming to an end in Edwardsville, it’s time to re-evaluate all the summer projects you wanted to do to your home and decide whether there are any new projects you want to get done before the winter weather hit . . . or if you still need to do them all.
If you feel like your home is just a bit outdated, there are plenty of things you can do to improve and update your home without draining your bank account.
Here are 3 ways affordable ways to spruce up your home before the winter weather hits.
Paint! One of the easiest ways to update a room is to apply a fresh coat of paint. If you’re not confident with your ability to color coordinate, take some pictures of your home and then visit one of our local home improvement stores, like True Value Hardware and talk to the paint professionals there. Also, prepare yourself to spend a good full day or two painting.
Lighting. Dark lighting is great for watching movies or having a romantic dinner, but it’s not so great for other daily activities like reading, cookies or laundry. Low light may also make the interior of your home appear a little dull. Consider brightening up your home and getting some new light fixtures. Find an affordable light fixture, or change out your light bulb to a higher frequency.
De-clutter! While de-cluttering may be a time consuming way to update your home, it is simple and it is free! Plus – you’re giving your home a deep clean. Set aside a weekend and go through a majority of the items cluttering up your abode. Donate or recycle the junk and sell anything is worth more than $5. Hey, maybe you will make some money off this tip!
Update knobs: Kitchen and bathroom renovation are expensive, but one way to avoid the high cost of renovation is to simply update the knobs or pulls on the cabinets. It may sound very minimal, but the smallest change from a wooden knob to a metallic one can make a big visual difference.
Renovating your home doesn’t need to be time-consuming or expensive. Hopefully, these four tips will help you get in those last minute upgrades before the winter weather hits Edwardsville. In the meantime, enjoy what we have left of summer!
About Travis Etheridge
Travis, the co-owner of The Insurance Alliance, joined the insurance industry in 2011. He is married to his lovely wife Anica, and has an amazing son Henry. Travis is passionate about helping people, so the insurance industry is a natural fit. The thing he loves most about the industry is being there for his clients at their most trying times. He believes everyone is an individual and they deserve an individual plan best suited for their situation.