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    Improving Your Home Doesn’t Have To Cost You A Small Fortune

    A lot of people think that improving your home means that you need to spend a small fortune, but this is not the case. In fact, there are a lot of people who manage to make their home a showcase without spending thousands using DIY techniques. If you are looking for some awesome ideas that can help you improve your home without draining your bank then check out the tips below. *This post contains affiliate links.


    Check Your Windows

     If your windows are not energy efficient, then you’ll lose a lot of heat through them which will be costing you a small fortune on your energy bill. Or, it might be the case that they are not working as effectively as they once did if the sealant is broken or needs repairing. It might be more cost effective to consider replacing them with a company such as Renewal by Andersen window replacement service. They will be able to provide you with the window replacement that you need, without costing you a small fortune for doing so.


    Windows are also a huge part of the security of your home as they keep people out. If they are not sealed or locking correctly, then this is a safety concern. Make sure that you’re checking this every so often to keep your home as safe as possible. 




    Is The Roof Practical?

    Think about the condition of the roof. Is it  ready to stand up to the worst of the weather conditions? In some cases such as a hail storm or a rough winter of ice storms, it’s possible for a hole to develop in your roof without realizing it. It’s important to have your roof checked every spring and fall to inspect for signs of damage.



    You could also think about some extra additions to your roof that will help improve it dramatically. For instance, you might want to think about adding a shutter guard to your property. A shutter guard will mean that you don’t have to worry about dirt and other items damaging the gutter systems of your home. They also give your property a clean and smooth aesthetic. 


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    Look At Your Appliances


    Your appliances need to be as energy efficient as possible if you want them to avoid costing you a small fortune. It’s true that they might cost you a little more in the short-term as they are better for your home, but they will more than pay for themselves in the money they save you on the electricity bill. Using energy efficient appliances does your bit for the earth, improves your home by making it more green friendly, and overall makes your life easier. Broken appliances and frayed wires are dangerous, so if you ever see anything like this in your home, it’s time to get it replaced.


    How’s The Bathroom Looking?


    The right bathroom can add upwards of 20% to the final value of your property on the market. That’s why it’s important to focus on this area and it doesn’t take a lot to bring it up to standards. For instance, you can add some new features such as a fresh set of tiles. This will help ensure that your bathroom feels more modern. 


    Change The Design On A Budget

    Finally, there are lots of ways that you can change the overall design of your home on a tight budget. For instance, you might want to think about repainting the walls. Repainting the walls is never going to cost a fortune and it will completely alter the aesthetic of your home. It can make it feel brand new once more which is fantastic. Of course, you can have the same impact by adding different elements to your home. For instance, you might want to think about adding some wall decals to your property. Wall decals are cheap and cheerful. As well as this, they can be removed when and if you need to. 


    Simply repainting or refinishing the cupboards and doors of your home in key areas such as the kitchen. Can you believe our cabinets were dark, 1980’s wood prior to repainting them? They turned out great! Again, this is a great way to completely alter the aesthetic of an area in your home without going over budget.

    I hope this post helps you understand some of the key steps that you can take to improve your home without spending an absolute massive fortune. Remember, you do need to keep a focus on your cost. You should never spend more money on your home than you are likely to get back when you sell it on the market. 


    August Tabletop Delights at Thursday Favorite Things

    Happy August and welcome to Thursday Favorite Things! I am thrilled to celebrate my fourth year co-hosting this fabulous weekly link party for bloggers and blog readers with Katherine of Katherine’s Corner and a fantastic group of bloggers!


    If you would like to make some new friends,  grow your blog audience, or just find some weekly inspiration, this is the place to be! *Bloggers: Please leave a comment with the number of your link up for a chance to be featured at next week’s party. The hosts are all looking forward to what you’ll share this week! (If you missed the last party and the AWESOME features, you’ll find it here.)  To get the party started, here’s what I ave been up to:


    summer-to-fall decorating with sunflowers fall sunflowers fall decorating with sunflowers sunflower arrangements

    With the exception of the All About Home Link Party on Monday, I have not done any blogging this week. I desperately needed to take a few days off to enjoy summer and to do a little school clothes shopping before school starts in two week.  I still don’t want to think about it! I am however getting things together for an August refresh around the house and a Sunflowers themed blog hop coming up on the 16th. My post on Summer to Fall Decorating with Sunflowers has lots of beautiful inspiration for August decor.

    Now here are some beautiful features from last week’s party!


    Bee-cause of Flowers ~ Everyday Living



    Oranges on a Summer Tablescape ~ Whispers of the Heart



    close up of warm baked peach with brown sugar crumble and vanilla ice cream

    Easy Baked Peaches with Brown Sugar Crumble ~ My Family Thyme



    Peach Rosemary Jam on a serving tray in Ball mason jars

    Savory Peach Rosemary Jam Recipe ~ Flour on my Face



    Blackberry Honey Lemonade ~ Nancy C



    Summer Nectarine Salad with Cucumbers and Tomatoes ~ Comfort Spring



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