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5 Tips for Home Improvement on a Budget

1-Make an appointment with a professional
Bring in a Realtor or interior designer to check out your home.  Many Realtors will do this as a courtesy, but you may have to pay a consultation fee to a designer.  In an hour, professionals can provide you with a wide variety of ideas for needed improvements. Even small suggestions, such as paint colors or furniture placement, can go a long way toward improving the look and feel of your home.

2-Find inspiration
If bringing in a professional isn't for you, simply look for inspiration for remodeling and decorating in magazines, books, TV shows, websites, or even your friends and families homes.  Try to keep it simple: when remodeling on a tight budget, do-it-yourself type projects are best when trying to stick to a budget.

Cosmetic home improvements are typically something you see straight away, however, there are problems like deteriorating roofs, termite infestation or outdated electrical systems can significantly impace the value of your home.  Bring in an inspector to check out the areas of your home that you don't normally see. Small problems, like a hidden water leak, can become expensive obstacles if you avoid repairs. A little investment now can save you loads of cash later.

A fresh coat of paint is probably the most cost-effective improvements you can do!   A freshly painted room instantly looks clean and updated -- and that spells value. Neutral paint colors appeal to the greatest number of people, therefore making your home more desirable.

5-Cut energy costs.
Many energy providers offer free energy audits of their customers' homes. They can show you how to maximize the energy efficiency of your home. An energy efficient home will conserve your money now, and is more valuable in the long run.

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