If you are looking to give your yard an updated vibe, install a pergola. According to Choice Home Warranty, pergolas add style to a yard, and are easy to construct on your own.
Upgrades that increase value
If you are upgrading your home in order to raise its value, always start in the kitchen. Statistics show that kitchens are most often the decision for buying and turning down a home. But before you pay an arm and a leg for custom cabinetry and new appliances, work with what you already have. Minor repairs and a fresh coat of paint or stain on cabinets, topped off with new hardware is the perfect way to make your kitchen look updated as well as add value to your home. If you cannot afford brand new stainless steel appliances, update the appliances you already have with stainless steel contact paper or paint. You will be amazed how updated your kitchen will look for a fraction of the price.
Affordable Ways to Keep Your Home Organized
Organization is an important part of owning a home, but at times it is not an easy task. It is common for homeowners to become overwhelmed as stuff accumulates and starts to take over the home, especially if there is no order or organization, but many homeowners are not willing to tackle an organization project because of the time and effort that it takes. While organizing a home is a lot of work, once the project is complete, it is much easier to keep the home organized and clean, and homeowners rarely regret it. Here are some helpful tips for organizing your home.
The kitchen is the best place to start when organizing your home, because it is the center of the home where everything seems to accumulate and clutter up. Empty drawers, cupboards, shelves, the fridge and pantries and get rid of items that do not need to be in the kitchen. Purchase organization tools such as baskets and drawer organizers that will help you keep your kitchen organized. Buzzfeed suggests installing lazy susans in your pantry and refrigerator to open up space as well as keep your items organized and easy to find. If you need more cupboard space, install hooks in the cupboards to hang mugs from and open up space for dishes and other items.
If you are already working with small closets, there is not enough room for unnecessary clutter. Clothing hangers take up a lot of valuable room, so consider installing a slide out rack for belts, scarves and ties. Slide out racks are easy and affordable to install, and while they look like they take up space, the actually save a lot of closet and drawer space. Shoe organizers do not have to be just for shoes. Use them as an organization tool for utility closets to hold toilet paper or paper towel rolls. Hang racks on the back of closet doors to hold cleaners and other products that take up cabinet or closet space. You might even consider hanging hooks on the back of doors to hold purses, bags and other items that are hard to find a home for.
Finding storage space can be a nightmare, but it does not have to be. If you have exposed beams, install wire shelving underneath them to create storage shelves for bins and other items. Create more storage in cupboards by using stylish baskets to store cutting boards, baking pans and cooling racks. You can also open up drawer space by installing a tension rod to keep your lids and other small items in place. Get creative when storing items. Recycle products like egg cartons to use as drawer organizers to hold jewelry, nail polish and other small items.
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