You’ve probably spent more time at home than usual during the coronavirus pandemic, so all of those little things about your space that didn’t really bother you before have probably driven you crazy by now. If your home is in need of a refresh, you might not want to spend thousands on a full kitchen remodel or bathroom renovation, but there are plenty of home improvements you can make without spending a fortune. All of these home makeover projects can be done on a budget.
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1. Paint the Front Door
You can boost your home’s curb appeal at a small cost by painting your front door. “With a good coat of primer and a couple coats of exterior paint, your door will look new and striking at first glance,” said Dina Gibbons, home and garden design expert at RubberMulch, a company that makes environmentally responsible mulch from rubber.
Research shows that a home’s value can increase as much as $8,000 just by updating the front door, said Gibbons. The primer should cost between $30 and $40, and paint costs between $25 and $50 for a gallon. Then, you can install a door knocker for less than $50 to add a decorative touch.
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2. Make an Old Garage Door Look New
Another way to improve the look of your garage door without blowing your budget is to paint it. “People tend to underestimate just how big a garage door is,” said Connor Roberson of A Plus Garage Doors in Charlotte, North Carolina. “Once it is painted, no one will