Adding Upgrades to Your Home

With the summer months approaching, it’s likely that your home could benefit from some additional TLC. Are you considering putting your house on the market soon? Looking to revamp the décor of your house? Wanting to update your outdated guest bathroom? There are so many options to add upgrades to your home without breaking the bank.

With a free weekend, some elbow grease, and a little bit of money, you’d be surprised at the results that you can achieve.

Updating Your Guest Bathroom Guest Bathroom Décor

Your guest bathroom is likely the second most visited room in your home when you have company over. Sometimes all your bathroom needs is some new towels or a new shower curtain. If you’re looking for a bigger project, consider updating the bathroom mirror. If you’re familiar with Pinterest, I’m sure you have seen all the how-to guides on how to frame a bathroom mirror. If you’d prefer to not do all the labor, you can always visit your local hardware store, neighborhood garage sales, or Craigslist for unique mirrors. If you choose to find a mirror from a garage sale or Craigslist, remember that you can always spray paint it to give it that unique look that you’re looking for.

Looking for options to make your bathroom brighter? Why not change the light fixture. Often bathrooms have builder grade lights installed. New fixtures can be purchased for less than $100 and can add the change you’ve been looking for. Looking for an even cheaper option? Spray paint your light fixtures and change out the light shades. Here’s a perfect example on how to update your vanity light fixture with spray paint.

If you’re looking for an even bigger project to tackle, staining your cabinets are an option. This project can take up to two weekends with the drying time in between coats of gel stain.

Adding Curb Appeal Front Yard Gardening

Haven’t had the chance to tend to your yard since the weather got warmer? No worries, all you’ll need is a few hours on a Saturday morning to make a difference. I recommend tending to the yard in the morning before it gets too hot AND so that you can knock it out and move on to the other items on your weekend to-do list.

With the change in weather, it’s likely that your trees and flower bed could benefit from being mulched (after pulling the weeds of course!) Residents of Austin, Cedar Park, Lago Vista, Hutto, Pflugerville, and Round Rock can obtain free mulch. You’ll need to bring your driver’s license and a current water/ electric bill as proof that you are a resident eligible for free mulch. It’s a great perk that is often underutilized, and can help keep money in your pocket.

Other options to add curb appeal include planting new flowers, updating your door mat, planting new trees, adding colorful planters to your porch, or simply updating your solar lights. If you are extra crafty, consider adding a wreath to your front door.

Updating Your Décor Inside

Living Room Décor with Turquoise Accents

If you are tired of the décor inside your home, and are looking for visually appealing options, consider updating the look of a room. By simply changing bed sheets or curtains, the vibe of a room can be drastically changed. Consider changing out the photos in the frames that are displayed throughout your home.

Looking for an even bigger update? Consider painting an accent wall in your living room, or an entire room in your home. Pinterest has great ideas and inspiration for all your painting needs.

Backyards Need Love Too Backyard Stone Firepit

When’s the last time you pressure washed your patio? It’s one of the fastest and cheapest ways to change the way your house looks. Purchasing new patio furniture, or at least changing out the cushions can also change the look of your backyard. If you’re looking for a more permanent option, consider adding a gazebo, pergola, or an awning. All three are great options for battling the Texas heat. The easiest of the three to construct on your own is the pergola. Though it can cost up to $1000 in supplies and require the help of some friends one weekend, you’ll be happy with the results. If you’d prefer more shade and want to leave the construction to professionals, consider calling Texas Sun and Shade for your awning needs.

Good luck with updating your home! If you need any additional inspiration, follow me on Pinterest.



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