Between the start of summer and the upcoming long weekends, it’s likely your home is about to see a lot more traffic than usual. We all know that with hosting and entertaining comes pressure to have your home looking the best it can. While most of us don’t have the time or budget to spontaneously kick off a huge home improvement project, we know a few ways you can quickly improve the look of your home. These 7 projects will give your home the perfect summer refresh without breaking the bank.
1. Handyman Projects
Sometimes the smallest jobs are the ones that make the biggest difference. A handyman is your best option if you have a few minor projects you’d like to tackle. From painting to electrical, a handyman with the right skills will be able to take on a range of projects at an affordable price point. On average, hiring a handyman to complete a couple of simple jobs will cost around $500. At that price, there’s no reason not to finally have your bathroom painted, TV mounted, and wall repaired.
Staining is a great way to make your backyard look like new. You may find that while your deck or fence is structurally sound, it is looking dated after a few seasons of harsh weather. This is what makes staining and painting such a fantastic option, in just a couple of days, your deck and fence will be returned to their former glory. Depending on the size of your fence or deck, a specialist will typically charge between $1,000 and $2,000 for each project. As an added bonus, the right stain will also help preserve and protect your deck or fence, ensuring they last another season!
3. Window Cleaning
One of the least expensive and involved ways to give your home a quick and easy refresh is to have your windows washed. Not only is this project practical, but it will also give your home that extra sparkle that guests are sure to notice. Best of all, this project will cost around $320, depending on your windows. A pro will give you a specific quote based on the number of windows and how easy they are to access.
4. One-Time Cleaning
Like window washing, interior cleaning is low-cost, practical and will also transform the look of your home. Whether you’re looking for a one-time cleaning before an event or a more long-term commitment, there is no shortage of flexible and affordable services. On average across Canada, cleaning businesses charge $215 per visit, however, many pros offer discounted package deals.
5. Garage Door Replacement
Are your garage doors looking tired and outdated? They take up a solid portion of your home’s facade, so giving them a quick touch up or replacing them entirely can make a huge difference. On average, this project costs around $2,000, making it one of the more affordable ways to drastically improve the look of your home. Connect with a garage door pro to discuss the best design for your home as there are a wide range of models on the market.
While a full kitchen renovation usually can’t be characterized as low-cost, there are a number of affordable projects you can start with. If you’re satisfied with the layout of your kitchen, try adjusting your colour palette by swapping out your backsplash for a statement tile. Backsplash installation typically costs around $1,000, making it one of the most budget-friendly kitchen projects. You can also consider having your kitchen cabinets painted, refinished, or refaced. Depending on the size of your kitchen and the details of the project, this project should cost around $3,500. Each of these projects can be completed in under a week, so get started today with the help of a pro.
7. Single Room Painting
Painting is one of the easiest ways to transform a room. A painter will charge around $700 per room, making this a relatively inexpensive home project. Whether you’d like to make a statement with your powder room or add an accent wall to the living room, there is no shortage of ways to use paint to improve the look of your home.
With these low-involvement and low-cost projects, your home will look great and so will your bank account. With the help of a pro, you won’t even have to sacrifice any of your summer plans to get these projects done. The earlier you get started, the earlier you can show off the transformation to your family and neighbours.