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Tired of your home looking outdated? Or investing in an older home and want to update it? You don't need deep pockets to do either. In fact, upgrading your home can be quite affordable with the right projects.

Here are five ways to make a big impact without spending a lot of money:

Repaint. Paint trends come and go, so if your walls are still the same color or have the same wallpaper from 1950, they're likely out of date. Consider giving the walls a new look with a more modern tone.

Change light fixtures. It's time to kick out-of-style light fixtures to the curb. Pendant lighting, Edison bulbs and simple recessed lighting are what's hot with today's designers and buyers.

Update your hardware. You'd be surprised at how easily doorknobs, drawer pulls, locks and handles can start to look aged. Take a good look at your existing hardware and consider upgrading to newer models. And don't forget the hinges.

Paint kitchen cabinets. Adding new cabinetry can be super expensive, but a couple coats of new paint can make an outdated kitchen look much more modern and cleaner.

Update the front door. Nothing says drab like faded, chipped or peeling paint on a front door. Take a good look at your own, and if it doesn’t look inviting, head to the home improvement store, pick out a cheery color, and give your front door a boost. Make sure you choose a paint made to withstand the weather and do the proper prep work. You should be able to make this update for under $50.00.

If you're considering more extensive updates, let's get together to review your homeowner’s insurance.

The Agent Insurance Services | (330) 758-3339


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