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Low Cost Ways to Spruce Up Your Home

Every year my wife and I pick a project that we can undertake to improve our home. But somehow this project always becomes an expensive ordeal. One year what started as a need to replace a window in our sun room turned into tearing down the walls and gutting the entire room.

Now that’s not to say I’m not satisfied with the end result (because I am), but I enjoyed seeing an article from the Associate Press this morning that highlights 10 low cost ways to spruce up your home.

Every year my wife and I pick a project that we can undertake to improve our home. But somehow this project always becomes an expensive ordeal. One year what started as a need to replace a window in our sun room turned into tearing down the walls and gutting the entire room.

Now that’s not to say I’m not satisfied with the end result (because I am), but I enjoyed seeing an article from the Associate Press this morning that highlights 10 low cost ways to spruce up your home.

Ah, those coveted words that every home owner loves to hear when having to update their home: “low cost.”

Sometimes you get what you pay for but the ideas laid out in this article make good sense. A few of the simple things that you can do include adding an accent paint color to an existing room, using pillows to update old furniture or instead of gutting your kitchen adding a simple element to give it the feel of an upgrade.

Click here to take a look at all 10 ideas. I know I’m forwarding it to my wife in the hopes that this may save me a couple hundred dollars this spring and a dozen fewer trips to the hardware store.

Picture: Flickr user alancleaver_2000

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David Marine is the Vice President of Brand Engagement for Coldwell Banker where he oversees the brand’s content strategy including acting as managing editor for the Coldwell Banker blog and heading up video production efforts. While Vice President by day, David runs a three ring circus at night as he is the father of 4 boys. He also happens to be married to Wonder Woman. True story.

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  • http://www.therealtorstoolbox.blogspot.com Sean Carpenter

    Now that you found that article, can you find one on the relaxing ways to spend your weekend that doesn’t involve physical labor?

    Seriously – great article and one that Realtors should be sharing with their SOI’s and social networks.

    • http://coldwellbanker.com david_marine

      LOL. Weekends without physical labor is how I prefer to spend them, but that never seems to be the case as a home owner!

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    LOL. Weekends without physical labor is how I prefer to spend them, but that never seems to be the case as a home owner!

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    I hope to have some video and pictures up on my blog soon on how to cut in around the ceiling when painting walls. It's all in the bristles…

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