The second installment of our Lessons from HGTV series is about the things you may or may not yell at your TV screen during a House Hunters episode. If we have to hear another potential home buyer complain about the paint color, we may shed our spots! A young couple goes to look at a house, but alas, the current owners have three little girls and have painted all the upstairs bedrooms pink! The young couple with only a son, cannot get over the daunting amount of pink paint and comment frequently on the unsuitability of pink bedrooms. You, the frustrated viewer watching at home, voice the obvious and easy fix, paint the rooms.
There are some things that paint won’t cover up. An easy cosmetic may not fix all the problems on a certain property. The location of a home, the layout and flow of a house, and sometimes the size are things that may not be easily and economically changed. However, the colors of the walls or a scuffed linoleum kitchen, shouldn’t deter you from making a home purchase. Selling your home, buying a new one and moving can all be very stressful. Hopefully, when the times comes to move by hiring Square Cow Movers, you can greatly reduce the stress associated with moving. When it comes to buying a home, don’t sweat the small stuff. Here are 9 of the easiest and cheapest cosmetic fixes you can make to your new home.
- New house numbers – Stenciled numbers or metal numbers that are barely hanging on can easily be replaced with a new set that conveys the personality of your family. We can’t think of a better way to literally put your own mark on your family’s new home.
- Install new lighting – A gold chandelier with crystals or even a more subdued dome light over the dining room table may not be your style. Simply find a new light fixture that you love and you can easily and simply transform your dining room!
- Replace cabinet hardware- Gold pulls on all the kitchen cabinets may not mesh with your more modern decor. Some simple twisting and tightening is all it will take to replace the hardware on your kitchen cabinets.
- Paint cabinets – New kitchen cabinets can cost you a bundle, painting the cabinets a new color will not! While the detailed work of a painting all the cabinets may be time consuming, the end result will be well worth it.
- Paint – Painting the walls is the most obvious quick, easy fix that you can use to update and refresh a home.
- Elbow Grease – The truly easiest and cheapest cosmetic fixes to a home is good old fashioned elbow grease. Use white vinegar to clean chrome, countertops and shower heads. A stained tub can be remedied with a paste composed of baking soda, lime juice and cream of tartar. WD-40 will cure scuffs on a linoleum floor.
Do you have any quick fixes to share?