Skip to main content
#
Website Demo
Ardolino Banner
Long Island North Shore Real Estate - Homes For Sale | New York Realtors - Agents
Search Long Island North Shore Properties
Stony Brook, Setauket, South Setauket, Old Field & Port Jefferson Featured Listings
Stony Brook Real Estate - Homes For Sale | Long Island, New York Realtor
Setauket Real Estate - Homes For Sale | Long Island, New York Realtor
Old Field & Poquott Real Estate - Homes For Sale | Long Island, New York Realtor
South Setauket Real Estate - Homes For Sale | Long Island, New York Realtor
Port Jefferson Real Estate - Homes For Sale | Long Island, New York Realtor
Port Jefferson Station
Smithtown
St. James
Miller Place
Mount Sinai
Local School Info
Buying Stony Brook, Setauket, South Setauket, Old Field & Port Jefferson Real Estate
Selling Stony Brook, Setauket, South Setauket, Old Field & Port Jefferson Real Estate
Team Ardolino, Realty Connect USA North Shore, NY Realtor
Testimonials
Contact Team Ardolino, Realty Connect USA
Sponsored Events
Fall Events

Zillow Testimonials
526115
' I was a seller. Michael connected with me. He connects with people, period. . He gave me realistic listing prices, understood my time-line and ... more '
5.0/5.0
by wisteria1
511564
' My experience with Michael Ardolino, and his team, in specific, Lisa Godt, was what it should be for every home buyer. From the first telephone call, ... more '
5.0/5.0
by user9807108
510572
' Selling my parents home that had history all the way back from my grandparents since 1968. It was everyones home at one time or another. However, as ... more '
5.0/5.0
by user12050833

Real Estate Blog
Latest Posts

Real Estate Blog
Sunday, March 16 2014

  10 Quick And Budget-Friendly Projects To
   Remake Your Space This Spring
 
By: Michael Corbett

shutterstock_71616667

Most of the country is digging out from underneath snow and ice brought on by the tail end of winter, but no matter what climate you live in, your thoughts are likely turning to Spring!  The first tastes of warmer weather also brings thoughts of spring cleaning and freshening up your home.

If you don’t have the time or money to do a lot of significant upgrades, but you want to give your home a fast and inexpensive face lift, here are 10 things you can do in one day or one weekend for under $200 dollars!

Save it, Sell It, Chuck it!
This is my first step to give a home fast face lift. Decluttering is free and will only cost you time. Taking a close, hard look at what needs to really be in a room and what can go will change the entire look of a space. Less “stuff” will open up your existing space and give a “lift” faster than you can say “yard sale!”  Yes, you might even MAKE money if any items you discard have resale value!

Tackle The Closets
Fling open the doors to those stuffed clothes closets – and get organized. Start by getting rid of your mis-matched hangers. Stop by a place like Bed, Bath & Beyond or Home Goods and buy 100 matching hangers for cheap.  They’ll look nicer and save you space, and you will be able to toss old unwanted fashions as your rehang each item.  An inexpensive way to breathe new life into your closet and wardrobe.

Paint It Over
An accent color wall or an interior room repaint will liven up a home. With little money and just a day or a weekend, your house can have new a new look and a new life. Be adventurous – it is the easiest renovation to “do-over” if you don’t like it!

Deep Clean Those Carpets
If you have wall-to-wall carpet or large area rugs spread throughout your home, rent a carpet cleaner and give those carpets a deep clean.  You can rent these at most local grocery or hardware stores. I invested the money up front and bought a good carpet shampooer for about $200, and I use it once a month – it is shocking how much extra dirt that machine pulls up each time.  And if you have pets …this is one spring facelift you can’t live without!

Throw In Some Color
Throw pillows are no brainers when it comes to creating a fresh new look on the cheap.  Bring your living with you into the new season by throwing in some bright colors, and put the old pillows away for later. Store your other pillows away, and then swap them out whenever there is a change of season.

A Hotel Right in Your Own Home
I’ll let you in on a luxury hotel secret: they dress their beds with white sheets, white pillow cases and crisp white duvet covers.  It’s a standard for a reason – it’s fresh and light, and looks very high-end.  You might cringe at the thought of how dirty all white can get, but it’s actually much easier to clean – throw it all in the wash with your other whites and some bleach and your are ready for a mini ‘five-star’ vacation in your own home.

Turn Down the Heat
During this past season of wild temperature swings, your thermostat has been one of the most utilized devices in you home. It is time to give it a lift and an upgrade at the same time.  The new breed of “smart” thermostats are fantastic.Venstar and Nest are two I love. They are easily programmable from both the control panel and directly from your mobile device too. Bonus – they look stylish and they save you money, too!

A Brand New Faucet
shutterstock_75536902
Something new, shiny and functional will reinvigorate a tired kitchen counter! And it will add in some functionality as well.  Those great goose neck or sprayers look fantastic and will cost you under $200.

Front Entrance Makeover
A new bright color for the front door in a high gloss paint, a shiny kick-plate, new house numbers, new doormat –  it will all make a big impression on the outside!

Outdoor Pop
What spring face lift would be complete without some new spring flowers? Freshen up your curb appeal by planting pops of color and seasonally appropriate flowers that will look great for months to come.

HOMEOWNERS & RENTERS: What are the things you are doing to your house or apartment this Spring?

Source: Trulia.com

Posted by: Michael Ardolino AT 11:09 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Comments:

Post comment
Name
 *
Email Address

Message
(max 750 characters)
*
* Required Fields
Note: All comments are subject to approval. Your comment will not appear until it has been approved.

 

Michael Ardolino
Team Ardolino/Realty Connect USA
764 Route 25A
Setauket, NY 11733
Office: 631-941-4300
Direct: 631-941-6262
Fax: 631-675-1857
Email:
Michael@Ardolino.com 

Real Estate Website Design &
Real Estate Marketing Services Provided by: 

Pro Step Marketing

Site Map

Terms of Service/Copyright Policy
Copyright© Michael Ardolino, REALTOR®, All Rights Reserved.

Site Powered By
    prostepmarketing.com
    Online web site design