- Added a front window (can you believe it didn’t have any window on the front porch?). Budget: This window was picked up in the bargain bin at a local hardware store, deeply discounted.
- Trimmed the front bushes, replanted plants and added mulch. Budget: We wanted this to look nice, but it wasn’t necessary for it to be perfect. So, we just took plants from the back of the house (mostly daylilies and hosta, and replanted them). They should do fine in their new home, and they were free. By adding more dirt and mulch around the foundation, water will hopefully be diverted away from the house.
- The back deck is a little ug-ly, but it does its job. Budget: Don’t fix something that ain’t broken.
- Added a large coat closet for storage and shoes. This is one of the only closets in the house. Budget: The wire racks were given to us by our parents. Free is great.
- Installed track lighting to brighten up the space. Budget: Track lighting is CHEAP.
- Added an additional window on the front of the house. The space was incredibly dark, and this brings in much-needed light. Now, it’s the perfect space for a newspaper and cup of coffee.
- Cleaned the floor really well. This didn’t have to be perfect, and it was a durable vinyl. Budget: Cleaning supplies cost next-to-nothing.
- Painted all the walls and siding blue to unify the room and painted all trim white to brighten it up.
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