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5 Super Easy Home Improvement Fixes

Fixing-up your very own home with some easy home improvement projects can help add resale value if you're expecting to sell within the next few months. If you look online most of the experts advise that you make changes in your bathrooms and kitchens since its typically the most expensive part of the home. However, there's other things that can be done to boost the curb-appeal of your home.

Below are some of the home improvement projects you can accomplish within a few hours.


Repaint the Trim Around Your Ceiling

One of the neatest tricks that you may want to try when seeking out easy home improvement projects is to do paint a nice trim on top of your walls where they meet up with your ceiling. You can take a colorful wall border or wooden trim painted, and apply it along the perimeter of each room. You can also match it with the bottom border as well for an elegant look.

Change-Out Your Lighting Fixtures

There's a wide variety of different lighting styles these days, and you can simply add energy saving lighting options to your bathroom or your kitchen. You can even take this project outside as well by changing out your lighting fixtures outdoors and indoors as well.

The downside is that it's often expensive to buy new lighting fixtures.

Pro Tip: Even changing the light bulbs can make a big difference!

Rearrange Home Furniture

This one is hardly even a "home improvement" - Look around any room and ask yourself which are furniture pieces is the eye drawn to? If the things you notice aren't the things you want to notice, then you're due for an updated furniture arrangement.

Usually the largest pieces of furniture are the ones that'll get noticed first, and they should be somehow facing the door to ensure this. For focal points that can't be moved, like a fireplace, the furniture should be situated around it in a way that leads the eye to it and makes it more central. In a bedroom, the bed should be the first thing noticed but not too close to the door if possible, to give the room a more open feel.

In each room, keep furniture from blocking doorways or windows, even slightly. And make sure there aren't other obstructions near doorways like trash cans, robot vacuums or anything that blocks the entrance. This is important for your front door, too. Make sure the porch or entry way path is clear to the door.

Buy a Programmable Thermostat

When you're not home, why should you have the air conditioning or the heat cranking at its highest level? This is especially true when you realize that it is possible for you to program your thermostat so that it only cranks right before you get home, or while you are home for long periods of time. This will make sure that your home is comfortable when you are in it, but not when you are not. Make sure that you are programming your thermostat so that you are not wasting energy on something that you are not getting any benefit from.

Replace an Old Garage Door

Replacing an old garage door not only adds to the curb appeal, but also improves your home from a practical perspective. In fact, replacing your garage door was rated the #2 most profitable home improvement project according to Remodeling Magazine.