My Own Home Improvements

Last week I wrote about ways to improve the value of your home. To show that I really mean what I write, here I am practicing what I preach.

My low cost home improvements consist of:

  • Painting walls and replacing wall fixtures
  • Installing a ceiling fan to a ceiling box
  • Adding low cost and creative decorations
  • Adding low cost window treatments
  • Installing lights and electrical work through family/friend connections

I cannot recall some of the prices of the items I bought, but what I can remember:

  • Stainless steel wall plates $2.99 from Home Depot
  • Curtains $29.99 each at Bed Bath and Beyond. I have since seen comparable ones starting at $19.99
  • Ceiling fan was $299, a bit expensive but we indulged ourselves a little. They can easily be had for lower costs.
  • Plastic wall flowers were $19.99, and we have quite a few extra
  • Floating shelves were $19.99 each
  • Red vases were $10 for all three from Ross
  • Flowers were from Michaels, or maybe another craft store
8 Responses to “My Own Home Improvements”
  1. I really like the effect the lighting had on top of the cabinets. I’ve seen the under-cabinet lighting a lot, but the ones on top make a dramatic effect.
    Thanks for sharing

  2. Irene Chan says:

    Your house looks beautiful, G! I really like the lights in the kitchen and the bathroom wall flowers. That gives me some great ideas to improve the value of my own home. Thanks for sharing!


  3. Michelle Fox says:

    What an awesome video G! I’m in the process of purchasing my first home, and I can’t wait to start decorating! Thanks for the creative ideas :)


  4. Jessica says:

    That bathroom is so cool. I love the dark walls with the white decorations.

    Do you want to come over and remodel my house? I’ll pay (in blog comments).

    • Gian Sorreta says:

      Hehe, thanks. The paint color is a really dark purple. We weren’t sure how it would turn out until we just tried it. The paint in the bucket came lighter than what was on our color swatch, but it dried up darker to match the color we wanted.

      I don’t usually admit this, but I love watching those design shows on HGTV :) They always show a ton of great ideas.

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