(Closed) Home improvements–the little things

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Fresh coat of paint in a color of your choosing!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Glass mosaic tile kitchen backsplash

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I hanged up some nice pictures of me and my love!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I guess most of ours are “big things” but I’ve done a ton of landscaping that were all little projects that really helped. When we moved in, this house literally was just sitting in a lot. I think it had one terribly unruly giant rose bush and some dying spruce trees. Now I have peonies, and tulips, columbines, clematis, lilacs, larkspur, hostas… I get compliments on the house now all the time! Oh and I guess we got those cellular shades/black out blinds, and that helps a ton!

I agree that a fresh coat of paint in a room makes a huge difference too! And, I may be installing a dimmer switch too. Good idea.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Not a little thing but are replacing some planks in our deck this weekend , the owner prior put planters built into the deck but didnt seal them properly so water…wood…sitting… anyway!! I am hoping to have EVERYTHING done this weekend because I hate renovations , wishful thinking.

Small things – I planted some new flowers in the front yard

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We switched out the hardware on the cabinets. It was easy, didn’t cost too much, and transformed the cabinets. It’s amazing how changing something so little can give the cabinets a whole new look!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@BunnyBrideToBe: I couldn’t do it… I’d hate if I had rules of what I could and couldn’t plant, but you’d think pansies and some herbs wouldn’t cause any problems. Unless you planted mint in the ground. I’m going to start planting herbs to cook with too, and I read you should never put mint in the ground as it’s highly invasive, so I’ll be putting mine in a hanging basket by the rest of the herbs. 🙂

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Paint and flooring. Obviously the 2nd one isn’t cheap but wow does it make a difference! I have suddenly become very afraid of white walls, too! 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We will definitely have to repaint…but otherwise it’s ready to move in!!!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

There are SO many things we want to do to our new house, even though it’s truly brand-new. Before we moved in I painted the kitchen and the three bathrooms, but I’d like some time to touch them up and clean up around the edges.

 

Hubby’s big thing will be installing the surround sound. Our living room is full of boxes of cables and ginormous speakers. He wants to do it all through the crawl space and attic but he hasn’t had time with the end of the semester, moving, and his band reuniting. Hopefully he’ll be able to work on it in a couple weeks. (Personally, I can’t tell the difference, but he loves it.)

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree with trying to stick with little projects that cost less than $50. 

I actually spray painted the cabinet knobs in our bathrooms from an ugly creme to a bronze finish.  It has help up great and the spray paint was like $5!

We also have gotten a few new light fixtures and new door knobs and locks.  It helps a lot too!

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