Home Improvement Ideas

C J Evans By C J Evans, 12th Feb 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3syrb_w7/
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Various home improvement ideas that can be carried out on a empty wallet.

Home improvement ideas

Coming up with new home improvement ideas when your on a budget is really difficult in the current economic climate. It's not that much fun when your walking around a home based store only to realize that you cannot manage to afford anything on offer. So what do you do if you want an improvement to your property and cannot afford much? Here we will look at a few budget answers.

First of all think about what the first thing people will notice when they arrive at your house - the front door. Doing something as simple as painting your front door will make the whole property much more welcoming. Try and pick a really bright color, I know that sounds a little glitzy but the brighter the color the fresher it will look.

As well as the door check out the area contained within it. The items you find here are referred to as door furniture. The most important would be handles and door knockers but after these why not concentrate on a letter box. Go for a really old fashioned, elaborate 'old London type' letterbox.

What about lighting? Lighting in the door area can be really nice. But what about the rest of the garden? If you have a relatively large garden there is one trick with lighting you can use to bolster the look and classiness of the property. Find a couple of smaller trees or larger bushes and hide the lights away in them. The effect this gives is very pleasing to the eye at night time.

Out of all the home improvement ideas, windows are probably the simplest. Do you have a local window cleaner in your area? These home improvement ideas simply involve cleaning the windows - simple! Check the window frames to, rotten, tired old window frames should really be replaced.

The last of the home improvement ideas I'm covering does not even involve your own property but rather the property of your neighbor. Don't let your neighbors house tar you with a 'bad brush'. If your neighbours have rubbish outside their house, suggest you remove it, rather than whinging about it - try not to be rude though. If you are painting your side of a fence offer to do theirs to - same goes for cutting the hedge - offer to do theirs to.

home improvement ideas do not have to break the bank and a lot of them can be carried out for free, hope this helps!


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I reside in the South Wales area of the UK. The articles I write are based on my many interests.

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author avatar Melissa Dawn
13th Feb 2012 (#)

Great tips, thanks for sharing.

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