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Don’t Move – Improve What You Have

Tami_Smight_HeadshotRather than moving, consider putting your efforts into improving the home you have. You can get the most bang for your remodeling buck by focusing on projects that will make a design statement and improve the value of your home, so that when you are ready to sell, you made a smart investment.  Read on to learn three home improvement projects that won’t break the bank!

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Powder_RoomSPRUCE UP YOUR POWDER ROOM: I love decorating the smallest room in the house.  The powder room is usually the smallest, but also one that is used most often by visiting guests. For $500 or less, a new coat of paint along with an upgraded vanity (considering turning a piece of furniture into a vanity) with a vessel sink makes a big impact!  A new light fixture to coordinate with the look of your new vanity will keep the whole project affordable, and really dramatic!


 

Powder Room Design: Tami Smight Interiors

NEW FRONT ENTRY DOOR: From the moment we pull up to the curb, the front door is a focal point to the home’s front facade.  Because it is highly visible, I think this is a smart place to invest money to upgrade it, for beauty and energy efficiency and security.  Starting at $1,000, you can select a door that matches your home’s architectural style. To make an inviting entryway, be sure to cut back overgrown plants life that block views of the front door or encroach on the walkway.  Potted plants and decorative items at the door give a hint of the design style inside the home.

 

Fan_deck_TSICOLOR MY WORLD: The # 1 most affordable, and easiest upgrade to your home is a new coat of paint.  Let’s focus on the inside of the home for now.  One gallon of paint costs between $20-$35. If you are the DIY type, then you are saving even more money.  In one day, your room can be transformed with the simple upgrade.  Looking at a fan deck of paint colors can be overwhelming, I am here to help with a simple paint consultation to get you on your way painting in no time.  Starting at about $400, a professional painter can get the job done with no mess or worry on your part.

 

These suggestions all provide high-impact drama, without busting your budget!  If you are looking for some other projects to keep you busy during this spring, consider garage organizing, cleaning out closets and reducing clutter around your home.  Not only will you feel better and less stressed, you will be able to park in your garage again!

Tami Smight Interiors, a full-service interior design firm, has been gracing southern California homes with warm, accessible designs since 2004.

As a certified professional interior designer, Tami Smight shares expert design tips, tricks and trends in her column. Check out her articles in our SCV “Your Home Inside And Out” section.

Don’t Move – Improve What You Have

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