Five Ways to Improve Your Home this Summer for Less Than $1,000


Making upgrades to your home doesn’t always have to cost a lot of money. In fact, it is quite possible to greatly improve the look, feel, and value of your home for less than $1,000. While summer is busy and money might be tight with summer camps and vacations, City Home Center has a few summer home improvement tips that you can do for less than $1,000 to get your home in tip-top shape before school starts back. Fall will be here before you know it, and we always recommend using the summer months (while it’s too hot to stay outside long) to get some mileage out of being indoors.


Modernize the Kitchen

For $1,000, you should have no problem modernizing certain aspects of your kitchen. If you're happy with your appliances, you could easily re-tile the backsplash, update the counter tops, repaint walls, or fix a leaky faucet at very low cost if you do it yourself. At City Home Center, we have a great selection of faucets at all price points.

Refresh the Bath

If you're on a shoestring, you can make a bigger difference than you'd think by simply replacing the shower curtain and adding new towel bars and hooks. Or, get a new bright colored paint give the bathroom a totally new look. Pair that with new toilet, faucet or vent, and you’ve gone out with the old and in with the new for just a small investment.

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Lighten Up

It's easy to update old-fashioned lighting fixtures. Swapping out sconces requires little more than a screwdriver. Changing the color of the metal lamp stands needs just newspaper and spray paint. New lamps are inexpensive too, so brighten up that space!

Hose It Down

While you're outside, take a look at your home's exterior. Does it need to be power washed? Nothing improves a property's appearance like a deep cleaning, and, even though this is an indoor task, we think summer is a great time to check this off the list. The job can usually be done for less than $1,000 - including the driveway and walks. 

In Closing

Home improvement projects do not need to cost an arm and a leg. Come see us at City Home Center to see how you can make huge upgrades to your home without breaking the bank.

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