February 23, 2023
Want to spruce up your home but can’t afford a full remodel? Creating value in your home on a budget is possible with a little creativity and craftiness; read on for three helpful DIY tips that will save you money now and down the road.
A great home improvement project that is accessible for most homeowners is putting a new coat of paint on your walls. Instead of hiring a professional for thousands of dollars, you can gather the supplies yourself for under $300. Much of the cost depends on the quality of paint you decide to use. A lower quality will no doubt be less expensive, but higher quality will likely be more durable and last longer. This investment will refresh the interior of your home and make it feel like new while you learn a valuable skill for the future.
Did you know that the average household spends around $1,000 on water annually? To reduce this cost, consider replacing your home’s existing faucets, showerheads, and toilets with low-flow models. This can reduce your water bill by around 20 percent. Replace the entire fixture with a more water-efficient product by choosing a model with the EPA’s WaterSense label. Or for a simpler, less expensive solution, replace the aerator of the faucet with a low-flow attachment.
Although it is fast and convenient to purchase household cleaners at the store, making your own at home can be just as effective. Plus, you can avoid exposing your home to toxic chemicals. Stocking up on distilled white vinegar, baking soda, spray bottles, and castile soap is a great place to start. Use essential oils or lemon juice to add a natural fragrance to your cleaners. There are many DIY cleaning product recipes out there to choose from.
The experienced staff at Citizens First Bank can help you save money to meet your home improvement goals. For more advice about budgeting and resources, visit your local Citizens First Bank online or in-person.