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    6 Home Projects for under $600

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    Don’t get me wrong – I love a major home reno. But today I’m thinking about easy weekend projects that can increase your home’s value and enjoyment. These projects range from about $30 – $600, and most can be done by you (if you’ve got some basic skills!). Roll up those sleeves and keep reading for some new ideas.

    Give your kitchen cabinets a little love.

    A really simple way to do this is just to switch out the hardware on cabinets. It can completely change the look of your entire kitchen. You can also opt to paint cabinets yourself, but do not skimp on sanding and priming.

    Make a splash with a new backsplash.

    Subway tile is a timeless way to update any kitchen. Try a colorful backsplash for a bold look! Pro-tip: if you’re installing it yourself, always measure twice.

    Replace countertops with butcher-block.

    If your current counter needs some love but granite, marble or quartz are out of your price range, butcher-block countertops are a great, inexpensive alternative.

    Refresh your bathroom sink base.

    You may be able to reuse your counter and install a new base that will add function and beauty.

    Add crown molding.

    Crown molding just got easier. There are several companies that provide a new product that looks like wood, but is actually a lightweight polystyrene foam coated in hard plaster that you can cut with a handsaw and is easily installed using a joint compound. In a weekend you can completely upgrade your living space and add plenty of charm!

    Paint your porch floor.

    Painting your porch is a great way to up your curb-appeal. Darker colors are great options, and make sure to purchase paint that is labeled specifically for porch and patio floors.



    Feel like tackling any of these this weekend? The weather is perfect for a home project. Let me know how it goes!


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    Shelley Paterson

    My name is Shelley Paterson. I am a Kentucky girl, born and raised. I answer to many names and fulfill many roles, the most important being Mom for my two kids and Wife to my husband of 20 years. In addition to being a full-time, top-producing Realtor in Lexington and surrounding area since 2009, I have spent over 20 years in the business world, using my background of sales and people skills in marketing, business development and customer service. These experiences have provided me with a very diverse knowledge base that I am ready to put to work for you! My drive, determination, and heart give my clients an advantage that many others do not have. I take deep pride in my work and accomplishments. My philosophy holds to the idea that if someone were to say something about me, my family and friends would be proud to hear it. I am a firm believer in treating others the way I want to be treated, making my work honest and diligent. My ultimate goal is turning your dream into a home or selling that special home to build a new dream! Lets talk!

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