1. Painting: A tasteful paint job to a home can do wonders. Painting is very simple and can be done with minimal supplies. Also painting doesn’t take too much time to complete.
  2. Replace flooring: An upgrade to hardwood floors from carpet or linoleum can really make a difference. You don’t necessarily have to hire a professional for this job either; you can choose press-on tiles or faux hardwood flooring that snaps together easily.
  3. Replace appliances: Upgrading the washer, dryer, stove, or refrigerator can make your house much more energy efficient.
  4. Deep cleaning: Paying attention to detail and cleaning your home from top to bottom can improve your homes appearance. Don’t forget to clean exterior windows and power wash the outside of your home.
  5. Fixing up Furniture: Rundown and outdated furniture can make your home look bad. Easy fixes include getting a slipcover for your sofa or adding a few throw pillows and blankets. If you upgrade the furniture all at once you can get great deals on sets. On the other hand you can get items individually and slowly improve your furnishings.
  6. Lawn and garden maintenance: It is important to keep control of your lawn and garden. You don’t have to hire a lawn service either; you can mow your own lawn, pick your own weeds, and trim your hedges.


Chow, David. “5 Quick Home Improvement Projects.” 5 Quick Home Improvement Projects. N.p., 27 Nov. 2013. Web. 5 Dec. 2013. <http://goedekers.realtytimes.com/advicefromagents1/item/26746-5-quick-home-improvement-projects>.

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