Home Improvement

Home Improvement DIY

Home improvement projects are advertised as expensive endeavors with a great aesthetic payoff. The reality is that you have the ability to spend as little or as much as you want in your home improvement projects.  In this article, we will look at how you can spruce up your kitchen for less, while obtaining a result that looks like you broke the bank.

Be confident in your abilities. Thanks to home improvement stores, most projects can be done by the homeowner. When you know what you want to accomplish and have a plan for getting it done, your local Eden Prairie stores can provide you with the tools and materials necessary to do the job. One caveat: when it comes to plumbing, electric wiring, and moving the walls of your home, do yourself a favor and enlist the help of a professional.

Paint

Man painting home improvementThe gem of all home improvement endeavors.  Paint is amazing. It is one of the quickest, simplest, and most inexpensive ways to make a big impact when changing the look of any room in your home. Do you have some retro wallpaper that ruins your appetite? Get rid of it – and then paint! Are your cupboards ugly as sin, but your budget won’t allow you to replace them quite yet?  Paint!

Replace Hardware

The most unappealing kitchen (or bathroom, for that matter) can be dressed to the 9s with some new hardware. This can include faucets, cabinet pulls, and even light fixtures. It is simple and quick, requiring only a measuring tape, a screw driver, and a trip to a store.

Re-purpose Old Furniture

So you inherited an old armoire from your great-aunt. It’s an eyesore. Good news: with small amounts of carpentry, new paint, fresh knobs, and a slab of granite or glass, you can turn it into a cabinet! A dresser can become an island or buffet for your kitchen. Not only is it far less expensive than buying and installing new cabinetry, but making something old new and useful again is rewarding.

Don’t Overlook Your Flooring

Flooring sounds like a big and expensive job. While it can take more time and money than some other improvement projects, it is by no means out of reach. Old wood flooring can be sanded down and refinished. New paint and a couple of coats of polyurethane can breathe new life into it, as well. Laying new flooring such as laminate or new vinyl or even ceramic tiles are all jobs that can be handled by the average homeowner, with a bit of prep work and careful installation.

The moral of the story is this: you need not spend thousands of dollars to make your kitchen look like you spent thousands of dollars on it.

Plan carefully, budget wisely, and enjoy making your house into a home!

Remember that our professionals here at Midwest Exteriors Plus are equipped to help you out with remodeling your Eden Prairie kitchen if you need advice or an extra hand with painting. If you would like to work with honest, experienced contractors, contact the staff at Midwest Exteriors Plus today.