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Home Improvement on a Budget Now that you have purchased your new home with help from your VA home loan, you may wish to consider adding upgrades. These upgrades do not have to be anything major, just simple in-house home improvements that will turn your new house into your new home. Home improvements can entail any project that will, as the name suggests, improve the home or tailor the home to your liking. While some home improvements may be larger scale projects, like the addition of a new room or office, most home improvement projects can be relatively minor and relatively inexpensive.

Routine Maintenance of Your VA Purchased Home First, your new home that you have been able to purchase thanks to a VA home loan may need some routine maintenance projects performed or a few needful additions, such as the instillation of a gutter system on the roof or replacing a leaky faucet. These items on the to-do list will typically take precedence over other home improvement projects, but they do not necessarily need to. If you feel like the faucet, gutters, or other similar projects can wait, you may wish to consider what other home improvement projects can be done around the home for cheap. One of the first ways to improve a home is with a change of color to a room or two. Applying a new coat of paint is one of the least expensive home improvement projects a homeowner can undertake simply because the materials for painting are relatively cheap and the labor can be performed by the homeowner themselves for no out of pocket costs on service. Painting can be as large or as small of a project as you desire and can therefore also cost as much or as little as can be afforded.

Paint or Wallpaper By choosing which room or rooms to paint, or even which wall or walls in a room to paint, you will be able to perform an effective home improvement project at a low cost. This same principle can apply to putting up wallpaper as well. While wallpaper may be a bit more aggravating at times to put up that a coat of paint, many have found that picking even on wall in a room to adorn with decorative wall paper can give the entire room a sleek and elegant feel. Wallpaper can be found for cheap and, like the paint, installed by you the homeowner at little to no service costs.


Beyond needful repairs or additions and changing the look of the interior of the home with a new coat of paint or with the placement of wallpaper, there are many other less expensive home improvements that you can make in your home to both boost the home’s value and create your own personal feel for your home. Some of these improvement ideas include a minor makeover of the bathroom with new countertops or faucet fixtures, the same mini improvement can be made in the kitchen of the home, changing the lighting fixtures in the living room, and other such minor improvements that will be relatively cheap to enact but will greatly change the look and feel of your home. Photo Credit: Ayla87 , pasip


Home improvement on a budget