Whether you’re preparing to sell your home or staying put and craving a refresh, you may be concerned about how renovations can impact your budget.
If you’re willing to put in some time and get a little dirty, these DIY projects will help you update your home without taking out a second mortgage.
1. Clean your vinyl siding
Vinyl siding can keep your house looking new for years, but it can start to look dingy after a while. Home renovation pros Vicki and Steph Kubiak, from Mother Daughter Projects, say that despite what you may think, you don’t need to hire a pro or rent a power washer to clean your home’s exterior.
“Sometimes the solution to a problem is the simplest and least expensive,” they say. “Cleaning vinyl house siding can be accomplished with nothing more than a long-handled scrub brush, good-quality cleaner, a garden hose, and a little elbow grease.” They recommend this handwashing approach over using a power washer, which can damage the siding.