Home Improvements That Don’t Cost a Fortune
Don't tell the groundhog, but allegedly, it IS spring. (Actually, it'll look and feel a lot more like it by Saturday...so hang tight.)
With that comes spring-cleaning time. Like most people, I don't have a ton of cash to toss at sprucing up the place, but Men's Health released a budget-friendly list of small fixes that can make a huge difference. Here are a few of 'em:
- Replace Hardware on Your Doors. New doorknobs and hinges are about $5 but make a big difference.
- Re-Grout the Tiles in Your Bathroom. Scraping out the old stuff and replacing it can cost as little as ten bucks, but makes the entire bathroom look/feel new.
- Paint ONE Wall In Your Living Room. The entire room gets a new feel, for about $25.
- Change Your Light Switches. You can do this for about $15 if you go with the cool dimmer switches...which can change the atmosphere of the room!
- Get Rid Of Your Doorbell. (I can't say this is one I'm gonna do) Simple doorbells look too old-fashioned...but a video intercom (about $200) looks snazzy. They do have wireless ones, if you don't want to mess with your electrical system. Which you TOTALLY shouldn't, unless you're a trained electrician!